Remiks i grenseoverskridende samarbeid

Remiks deltar i det anvendte forskningsprosjektet WANO (Waste Management in the High North). Hensikten er samarbeid på tvers av landegrensene.

WANO-prosjektet 2021-2024 er finansiert av Norges Forskningsråd og inkluderer partnerne NORCE, Nordregio, Remiks Miljøpark AS og Hålogaland Ressursselskap IKS (HRS).

The applied research project WANO (Waste Management in the High North) has released a Policy Brief on cross-border business and innovation cooperation in the waste management sector in the Nordic North. The WANO project 2021-2024 is funded by the Norwegian Research Council and includes the partners NORCE, Nordregio, Remiks Miljøpark AS and Hålogaland Ressursselskap IKS (HRS).

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The WANO Project

WANO (Waste Management in High North – new cross-border opportunities) is a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council (NFR), which runs from 2021 to 2024. WANO focuses on cross-border business and innovation cooperation in the field of waste management, including municipal and industrial waste, in the regions of Troms, Finnmark and Nordland (Norway), Lapland and North Ostrobothnia (Finland) and Norrbotten (Sweden).

WANO identifies key actors, technologies, innovation trends, and cross-border collaboration possibilities in the Arctic waste sector.

WANO examines conditions for creating cross-border business opportunities in the High North through the study of northern Nordic waste management systems.

The Arctic region, characterized by harsh climate conditions, vast distances as well as smaller markets and volumes of waste, emphasizes the need for innovative solutions in the Northern waste management sector.

WANO supports waste management companies in addressing technological challenges of sustainable waste processing including incineration, reuse/recycling, use of energy as well as transport.

The WANO project also recognizes the importance of cooperation with local communities to ensure social acceptance and understanding when it comes to new, innovative waste management processes. Moreover, the project establishes sustainable business-to-business and business-to-research contacts and networks.

Opportunities and challenges
cross-border cooperation

Waste management in the Arctic area is confronted with challenges such as harsh climate, peripheral location and long distances for transport. Increasing the Nordic cross-border cooperation in the waste management sector could, however, open up new possibilities for an effective and sustainable waste management system in the Nordic Arctic region.

The following table summarizes issues analyzed by the WANO project team regarding opportunities and challenges of the waste management in the Nordic north.

Would you like to know more?

Read the whole WANO Policy Brief here

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