In this second part of our interview with Kari Herlevi, Senior Lead at SITRA, we continue our discussions on Circular Economy. Just to refresh our previous conversation let us remind you that SITRA is a Finnish Fund operating under the country’s Parliament. This fund’s major focus is on bringing together problem solvers of the major challenges which we all face today, to build sustainable economy and to inspire the development of sustainable well-being. The Fund in many ways and from the different angles assists the implementation of Circular Economy in Finland and some other European countries. The Supervisory Board of this Fund consists of members of the Parliament united with the same vision regarding our Planet that our Future is made today. The Fund pays a very special attention at Circular Economy.
The Circular Economy is not just a new fashionable idea which can come today and die tomorrow. In this or another capacity it should be implemented as it was born out of the necessity of the humanity to survive. Not by chance today it is widely spread in many countries of the world, pioneered in Europe, it moved to China, Africa, Vietnam and other countries of the world.
In this part of the interview we raised many actively disputable topics in a business community all over the world, such as:
- comparison of efficiency of 2 types of the management: the one operating on a “regular” basis and one implementing principles of circular economy,
- characteristics of Finnish companies exercising principles of circular business in their functioning
- advantages of companies working on a circular economy basis over the regular companies in today’s world
- and mechanism of operating of famous Finnish company which implemented circular economy principles of management and gets 70% of its raw materials off the waste, as well such examples as cooperation between NESTLE and IKEA in bio based plastic production.