Visit Lahti, in co-operation with the Sustainable Lahti Foundation, organizes technical visits during the Lahti European Green Capital 2021 year, to companies in the Lahti Region. Visits on other themes are also available on request.
Technical Visits to Lahti – European Green Capital 2021
Guided tours are organised in particular in companies pioneering in environmental work and clean tech businesses in Lahti that are among the elite in their industry. On your visit, you will get to know the solutions of the City of Lahti and the ground-breaking environmental actions of city-owned companies and local businesses. Destinations include Salpakierto Waste Management Ltd, Lahti Energia, Lahti Aqua and Lahden Talot rental housing provider.
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Examples of the circular economy theme
Water theme, water restoration and groundwater
In addition to the visit to Lahti Aqua, it is worth hearing more about water protection, which is actively done e.g. in the Vesijärvisäätiö Foundation. The foundation has done long-term work to rehabilitate Lake Vesijärvi.
Salpausselkä – formed by the Ice Age
A visit to Salpausselkä in Lahti Sports Center, where the signs left by the ice age are at their most beautiful, is suitable for the water theme, as well. Let's take a walk in the forest with a guide. Get to know the water theme through the signs of the ice age and admire the scenery of Lake Vesijärvi.
Distribution platforms and flea markets
Our technical visit guide tells about various sharing platform solutions and then takes you on a tour of the flea markets in the city center of Lahti. The tour is easy to take on foot.
Waste sorting at home and in companies
Opportunity to visit, for example, a grocery store and get acquainted with its waste sorting functions and bottle recycling system. In connection with supermarkets, you can often find Rinki waste sorting points for households. Our technical visit guide explains how they work.
Reuse of areas and buildings
Many old factory buildings in Lahti have been given new life. They have become award-winning concert halls and comfortable office buildings. Let's get to know, for example, Sibelius Hall and Askonalue.
Product manufacturing cycle from raw material to recycling
The Hartwall main production plant in Lahti is also an interesting site from the perspective of the circular economy. It is possible to turn a guided brewery tour into a circular economy theme tour. Due to corona restrictions, Hartwall is currently not accepting visitors.
Recycled materials in production
There are several companies in the Lahti region based on the use of recycled materials. For example, Private Case from Hollola manufactures high-quality stationery products from recycled materials.
Ask for our program proposal on other themes as well
Visit Lahti also arranges visits on other themes on request. The Lahti region has excellent know-how in, for example, the grain cluster, both the bread and beer chains. Lahti is also a city of wood design, Isku and Asko furniture companies and Lahti Design Institute, the home of new designers.
Contact us and ask for an offer
Do you need help with booking accommodation, transport, interpreters, additional programme and experiential nature trips? Or are you interested in lectures on sustainable tourism, such as the Salpausselkä Geopark, or a sustainable meeting? We are pleased to arrange the program according to your wishes.