Circular economy

Helsinki aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. One way to achieve this goal is to promote the circular economy and the sharing economy.

In a circular economy, consumption is not based on ownership, but on sharing. The core idea of the sharing economy is to make more efficient use of goods, facilities and services by moving from ownership to user rights, renting, lending and sharing.

The basic idea of the circular economy is the efficient use of resources. Natural resources are used sparingly, products and materials are kept in circulation for as long as possible, and efforts are made to minimise waste and waste from production and consumption.

Circular economy operators and services can be found on the Helsinki Metropolitan Area service map with the service package Circular economy services. The service package brings together circular and sharing economy services operating both in Helsinki and in the entire Helsinki metropolitan area. The aim is to make it easier to find services and promote the circular economy in residents’ everyday lives. All of the above information is available through an open interface.

More companies and operators involved

Read more about the Circular Economy Services section of the Service Map , search for “circular economy”

The circular economy services in the service map are constantly evolving, and more companies and operators will be included on the map. If your company promotes sustainable lifestyles and implements the circular or sharing economy in its operations, you can sign up.

One man's trash is another man's treasure
Photo: Jussi Hellsten