The forest has always been a major industry in North Sweden and the largest use of forest raw materials today is pulp for manufacturing paper products and sawn timber. By utilizing the industry’s residual process streams, new valuable and fossil free products with great potential can be developed. This is in line with the vision that Sweden should be a bioeconomy by 2050.
Circular economy is all about a framework for an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. Unlike in todays linear economy, in a circular economy we see everything as a resource for something else – waste doesn’t exist. How do business models need to change to suit a circular economy? What does this new way of thinking mean for the business community? How can profitable business models be combined with social and environmental responsibility? How can we design products right from the beginning, and do things even better, instead of just less bad?
Cleaner Production Audit training program
Cleaner Production Audit is an auditing system designed to encourage cleaner production, improve technical efficiency and reduce material consumption thereby improving energy efficiency, reducing life-cycle costs and fundamentally reducing the environmental impact of any business or industry.
The outcome of the audit is a strategic plan for reducing poisonous and harmful compounds, reducing material consumption and energy demand and ultimately reducing the generation of waste.
Destination Stockholm Clean Tech
This program gives you an overview of the environmental technology in Stockholm. It includes a visit at the center for Sweden’s leading R&D activities in the field of wastewater treatment, as well as one of the world’s most well-known examples of sustainable city development.
Early processes in Sustainable Urban Development
Sustainability issues have been a natural part of urban development in Sweden for a long time. Not only when it comes to new technology but also in areas such as urban governance, urban strategies, urban resource management and urban planning & design. In Southern Sweden we have worked successfully with early processes in order to obtain as sustainable urban development as possible. To make this experience available GreenTech Visits have four offers for municipalities that are planning to build new sustainable areas within in the city.