Waste-free economy in Russia

The Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the international consortium "St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean Technologies for the Urban Environment" signed an agreement on the development of industrial symbiosis in Russia.

At the forum of ASI and the Roscongress Foundation "Strong Ideas for a New Time" in the track "Green Economy", the project of the industrial symbiosis system as an effective tool for a waste-free economy was presented and entered the top 100 ideas of the strategic pool of ASI.

Industrial symbiosis involves the creation of a network of enterprises, in which the excess resources and waste of one manufacturer become a source of resources for another. Thus, an ecosystem is created that allows you to minimize the amount of waste, reduce environmental damage, as well as increase the efficiency of using available resources and reduce the costs of companies for waste processing. Such a system promotes the development of new businesses, forms new financial models and increases the competitiveness of individual enterprises, as well as the region or the country as a whole.

"We are committed to long-term and effective cooperation aimed at developing and implementing the methodology, business models, principles and approaches to the implementation of industrial symbiosis in the Russian Federation", said Nikolai Pitirimov, project leader and Chairman of the Board of the international consortium "St. Petersburg Cluster of Clean Technologies for the Urban Environment".

Meeting of the expert group on cyclical economy

On January 28, a conference of experts on cyclical economics "Circular (bio) economy and industrial symbiosis" was held. The reports from the Universities of XAMK (Finland), Metropolia (Finland), and ITMO (Russia) are presented.

19th meeting of project partners

On January 28, the 19th meeting of the project partners took place. Information was provided about the cooperation of the Cata3Pult, BBC1, Cool4City and LaLaPete projects, and the planned activities within the project were discussed.

Conference "Problems of soil-soil pollution and biotechnological methods of purification"

On February 16, 2021, the Association of Environmental Partnerships (NP "AsEP") together with the EXPOFORUM Exhibition Center (the Big City Ecology exhibition) will organize the conference "Problems of soil pollution and Biotechnological Methods of purification".
The conference is held within the framework of the project "Business in Biotechnology and Closed-loop Economy" of the cross-border cooperation program "South-Eastern Finland - Russia 2014-2020" (KS1699).
More information and a link to the broadcast here.

Russian-Swedish business forum

On January 20, 2021, a Russian-Swedish business forum dedicated to environmental issues will be held online.
The event is held to exchange experience between representatives of the countries, establish business communications in the field of development of environmentally friendly entrepreneurship, environmental protection, development and implementation of environmental programs.
Organizer: Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
The event is held in English, no translation is provided!
The forum will bring together representatives of Federal and regional authorities, the Swedish Embassy in Russia, the Swedish chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Russia and the CIS, members of the Board of foreign trade of Sweden, the members of the RF CCI Committee on environment and ecology, members of the Russian public organization "Business Russia", the development institutions.
The forum program and registration of participants can be found here.