Recycling of materials from secondary streams

The need for sustainable materials and consumer goods is growing around the world. Where will the raw materials needed for them come from – and will they be adequate?

We can turn our environmental challenges into new raw materials.
Jarmo Ropponen

We are making sure that metals, minerals, chemicals, waste, and energy that are hard to recycle and to handle will be efficiently re-used as raw materials. This will allow us to preserve the environment as well as critical resources and natural assets.

In 2030 we will have developed methods for recovering substances and raw materials that have commercial and scientific value. Value that is added to raw materials will remain in the product from manufacture to the processing of waste. The varied recovery of materials has become a competitive advantage for our customers.

Our approach

We are a research and innovation partner in the efficient recovery of valuable raw materials from side streams of industry and residential areas. We also help in finding new business opportunities for the use of recycled materials that are difficult to process, such as plastics, minerals, energy, or chemicals.

These are the cornerstones of our approach:

  • We help in finding new and profitable ways of using solid, liquid, and gaseous raw materials collected from agricultural, forest, and industrial environments.

  • We ensure the adequate supply of critical resources by changing challenging and low-quality metals, minerals, and consumer goods that are hard to recycle into sources of new raw materials.

  • We are making the recovery and management of material flows of non-renewable materials sustainable with the help of advanced data analytics and modelling.

  • We are developing the value chains of products by applying mechanical, chemical, biochemical, thermochemical, and biotechnical recycling technology in the further processing of plastics, raw materials, and waste flows.