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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