After a first Transnational Learning Journey (TLJ) in Kaunas, Lithuania, and a second in Navarre, Spain, LCA4Regions and Pyhäjärvi Institute took LCA4Regions to Satakunta, Finland. The global situation forced us once again to gather online, which does not mean that the learning process was less intense. This time, the attention was given to the exchange of experience on LCA for waste management and material flows.


Three different sessions delved into this topic from different angle

  • LCA for sustainable regional development: after a brief introduction of the project and the life cycle approaches, an overview of Satakunta region and its policy context was presented as well as some thoughts on Finnish politics and LCA. It was completed by a discussion on LC tools in bioeconomy and LCA for waste management.
  • LCA good practices on waste management and material flows: LCA4regions partners presented their good practices on the use of life cycle tools and methods on waste management and material flows. It provided potential learning and inspiration for all regions with concrete ideas to be integrated into local policies and procedures. The session finished with a case presenting the circular economy of plastics.
  • Case studies and peer review: for the last session case studies from Finland focused on waste management and nutrient recycling. A peer review gathering ideas to develop the future action plan in Satakunta concluded this exchange of experiences.

Presentations and recordings

LCA4Regions – LCA for sustainable regional development
Tuesday 20 October | 9:00 - 11:30 CET

Recording available here.

LCA good practices on waste management and material flows
Wednesday 21 October | 10:00 - 13:00 CET

Recording available here.

Case studies and Peer review
Thursday 22 October | 10:00 - 12:30 CET

Recording available here.

Case Waste Management

Case Nutrient recycling

Peer review - Developing the future action plan in Satakunta: to enhance interactivity, participants were split in three breakout sessions; each elaborated on three observation points (policy instruments; use of LCA; replication of experience).