Circular economy has great potential in different phases of construction. The Helsinki circular economy cluster program carried out a reuse pilot at Katajanokanlaituri. In it, usable furniture and materials were transferred from the demolition site for reuse elsewhere before the demolition work began. Image: Kari Ylitalo


The World Circular Economy Forum 2023 (WCEF2023) will be held in Helsinki, Finland, from May 30 to June 2, 2023. This event will bring together the world's leading circular economy actors to find solutions for how to reconcile our economic system with the limits of nature and to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable future. The forum will focus on circular economy solutions that can help prevent biodiversity loss, as materials and their value are utilized repeatedly, reducing waste and minimizing the impact on the environment.

The forum will feature speakers and experts from around the world who will share their insights and solutions for a circular economy. The event will provide an opportunity for businesses, financiers, and young people to explore the potential of emerging circular economy solutions and to discuss their challenges. The principle of circular economy is the same worldwide: to get more out of existing resources with less waste and less burden on nature.

The event's program will showcase circular economy solutions from different regions and will explore how circular economy transitions can be made. It will highlight successful circular economy initiatives that can be implemented worldwide. The WCEF2023 aims to create a global network of circular economy actors who can help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.

The circular economy has huge potential in various stages of construction. Helsinki's circular economy cluster program implemented a reuse pilot project in Katajanokka, where usable furniture and materials were transferred from the demolition site to be reused elsewhere before the start of the demolition project. Helsinki city is particularly interested in promoting innovation in circular economy solutions for the construction industry.

The WCEF2023 is the perfect opportunity to bring together circular economy leaders and work towards a more sustainable future. The event will showcase the potential of circular economy solutions and bring together a network of experts who can collaborate to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future. Anyone can join the live online program for free, and the event will offer a valuable opportunity to learn and engage with the global circular economy community.