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How to remove hurdles on research waste shipments

Research and innovation are critical to foster and accelerate the adoption of circular solutions. Even though waste is a key raw material for circularity, barriers for its movement for research purposes persist. 

Time: Thursday 1 June at 10:00–11:30 EEST (UTC+3) 
Place: Finland Chamber of Commerce, Aleksanterinkatu 17, Helsinki and online

This session takes a deep dive into the challenges businesses run into when moving waste across borders for research and innovation purposes – and how they can be overcome. Waste is a key raw material in the transition to a circular economy. To develop and pilot circular recycling and recovery operations, waste – or rather raw material – has to move across borders for testing.

This session will use the Ash2Phos process as an example. Pioneered by the Ragn-Sells Group, the process provides clean phosphorous, but research and innovation were hampered due to waste shipment regulations. Phosphorous is a critical raw material and plays a critical role for food security. Learn why the trade in this example remains very difficult and burdensome for companies – from research to its end-use, there are many lost opportunities for this circular solution that could significantly increase food security. 

Organiser: International Chamber of Commerce with Finland Chamber of Commerce.

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