Building systemic changes

Smart & Clean has been building climate solutions in cities. Our flagship project was Closed Plastic Circle, where the goal is to comprehensively cover the entire life cycle of plastic, from product design to collection and reprocessing into new products. The change will be achieved by using a widespread, fact-based management approach that uses all available means.

The Closed Plastic Circle is an example of a regional project for which the ecosystem produces solutions. It involves, for example, creating new solutions in plastic collection, ensuring the circulation of hard plastics, considering how to generate demand for recycled plastics and thinking about how plastic circulation can be promoted through regulation.

Closed Plastic Circle

Taking plastic circulation in the Helsinki metropolitan area from 6% to 60%

The goal of the Closed Plastic Circle project is to get all recyclable plastic in the Helsinki metropolitan area and Lahti to circulate more efficiently. An ecosystem made up of actors in the private and public sectors is developing impactful actions to help reach the common goal.Read more >

Change projects

Smart & Clean have initiated seven concrete change projects (ecosystems) during 2016–2019. These projects involved Helsinki region cities, more than 150 companies, and universities & research institutions in accelerating the transition to smart urban energy, emission-free mobility, the circular economy, urban resource wisdom and a sustainable built environment.