A small town wants to change the world

Julkaistu: 27.11.2018

A small town wants to change the world

A small town in Finnish Lapland, at the northern bottom of the Gulf of Bothnia is home to a centre of circular economy, whose employees want to break out of the small scale. Their goals and tasks are fearless: they want to change the world.

"What we are working on is a great shift in the economic models, a great shift in ideologies and a reform", says Kari Poikela, the programme manager of the centre for industrial circular economy.

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