Aalto University is a multidisciplinary university where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University creates solutions to meet the greatest challenges facing society through top-quality research and pioneering education. Aalto University leads the consortium as well as the research on material recycling and substitution. Professor Maarit Karppinen (dept. Chemistry) leads the project and professor Jari Koskinen (Dept. Materials Science and Engineering) is the subproject PI. The University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland. The University of Helsinki is building a more sustainable world by involving itself actively in the resolution of global problems. Multidisciplinary research, teaching and learning of a high standard generate new knowledge and know-how for the benefit of humankind. The Consumer Society Research Centre studies the development of the consumer society from the perspectives of societal structures and consumers. The University of Helsinki research group led by Dr. Minna Lammi combines social studies on consumer behavior, business models, public acceptance and effective policy measures. The Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. VTT provides research and knowledge to domestic and international customers and partners, and for both private and public sectors.  It uses 4,000,000 hours of brainpower a year to develop new technological solutions. The research group in VTT is led by Dr. Tarja Laitinen, Vice President, Lifecycle Solutions.

International collaborators

Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology,  TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Prof. Dr. hc. Markus Reuter

Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge
Prof. Steve Evans and Commercial Director Ian Bamford