Kiertokaari is a municipal waste management company in Oulu serving a total of approximately 300 000 residents within 13 municipalities in Northern Ostrobothnia area. Located at Rusko waste center, Kiertokaari’s most important functions are municipal waste management, biogas production, waste counselling and circular economy training for various target groups, material recycling and collaborative R&D projects.
Ruskonniitty pilot area and Visitor Centre are at preliminary planning phase. Ruskonniitty’s idea is to make it easier for circular economy companies to test their innovations and processes, and to help new companies at their start-up –phase. Via Ruskonniitty pilot area Kiertokaari wants to act as an innovation platform and make it easier to create new circular economy business models.