Päijät-Häme Good Practices

Based on the definition of the BIOREGIO Good Practices, following practices have been detected by the regional stakeholder group in Päijät-Häme region. These practices will be defined in detail and sent to the Interreg Europe program for expert assessment:

1. Effective municipal waste separation and collection in Päijät-Häme region (Päijät-Häme     Waste Management Ltd)

            • in the year 2016, the share of municipal waste landfilled was 3 %

2. Utilisation of bio-based streams, part of Kujala industrial symbiosis (LABIO Ltd)  

            • biogas and fertilizer production from municipal biowaste, waste from the food industry and                sludge from waste water treatment plants

 3. Päijät-Häme regional model, vision and road map towards circular economy (ERDF-project     Kiertoliike)

            • visualized state of art of regional biological streams (phosphorus, nitrogen), tight               cooperation model between stakeholders towards a joint vision

4. Conveyor solutions for handling biowaste (Ferroplan Ltd) 

              • smart conveyor solutions and systems for handling biowaste

5. Päijät-Häme Grain Cluster 

            • a cooperation network for the grain producers and related industry in the region aiming at               e.g. utilisation of bio-byproducts

6. "Tonni lähti" campaign to activate personal responsibility in saving resources (City of Lahti)

            • an ongoing challenge to stimulate the debate about resources and promote people’s               awareness to reduce their consumption of natural resources

7. A service to reduce food waste from restaurants (ResQ) 

            • an application where left over lunch food is announced on a webpage and citizens can               “rescue” food from being wasted for half of the normal price