Building systemic changes

Smart & Clean community is building impactful climate solutions for systemic challenges in cities. New types of mobility, energy, housing and circular economy solutions mitigate climate change while providing new business opportunities for the companies involved. Our flagship project is 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 sets a common goal for the different actors: all recyclable plastics should be recycled into materials. 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 to the next level

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 change projects accelerate the transition to smart urban energy, emission-free mobility, the circular economy, urban resource wisdom and a sustainable built environment. The change projects address the most pressing urban challenges in these areas.