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Redesign mineral and metal loops

Some things are irreplaceable.

In the future, we will still need non-renewable materials, like certain minerals and chemical elements.

We can’t make more of these precious resources. That’s why we need to turn to circular economy.

Making the most out of the materials you have is the key issue of our time.
Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta

In the future, circular economy will be adopted by consumers and companies so that all value that is added to raw materials is sustained. New circular economy related businesses have become mainstream creating economic growth.

Our approach

VTT is a thought leader and a catalyst in the circular economy, turning non-renewable material scarcity into a competitive advantage for our partners and customers.

These are the cornerstones of our approach:

Traceable and responsible use of raw materials.

Solving the challenge of critical raw materials as share of renewables grows.

Urban mining to harvest already existing resources.

Catalysing new types of industrial ecosystems to create added value to resources.