Potentials for landfill mining: a Finnish research project

Tommi Kaartinen, Malin Meinander, Margareta Wahlström

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    In Finland the depletion of natural resources has generated interest towards recovering materials,
    which are already disposed of at landfills. This forms the base for a 2-year Finnish landfill mining
    project started in 2012 and financed by TEKES, Finnish companies dealing with waste management
    and treatment and the participating research institutes. This project is a research cooperation
    project of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Technical University of Tampere. The
    overall aim of the project is to evaluate the potentials for material and energy utilisation of
    landfilled waste. Based on this the aim is to examine whether Finnish companies can find new
    business opportunities within the field of landfill mining. This paper presents more detailed
    description of the project and preliminary findings from first of the two case-studies included in
    the project.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication18th Greening of Industry Network Conference, GIN2012
    PublisherLinköpings universitet
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event18th Greening of Industry Network Conference, GIN 2012 - Linköping, Sweden
    Duration: 22 Oct 201224 Oct 2012


    Conference18th Greening of Industry Network Conference, GIN 2012
    Abbreviated titleGIN 2012


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