Sustainable waste management solutions for tourist centres in Lapland

The objective of this research project was to develop a sustainable waste management concept for tourist areas in the Northern Periphery.

We focused on selected tourist centres in Finnish Lapland: Levi, Ylläs, Olos- and Pallastunturi as well as the Saariselkä. We mapped amounts and composition of wastes and technological solutions for the energy efficient utilization of these waste streams were evaluated. Small-scale, decentralized biorefinery solutions were the target of the research, for which we performed technical analyses and sustainability assessment

Project funding:

  • Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation

3/2010 - 12/2013

Contact person:

Eva Pongrácz, project leader
Jani Tomperi, project researcher

Last updated: 1.12.2020