Earlier this week, the winner of “Let’s keep our city clean!” transnational creative competition we held in May last year finally claimed his prize.
Markus Udam from Paide, Estonia who won the competition with his video on composting waste at home, traveled to Norway with two friends to experience and view best practices in Circular Economy. As a reminder, here is the video he submitted for the competition:
The three day trip started with a working session at LOOP on creating awareness campaigns, where the youngsters were asked to help with ideas and advice on how to make the sustainability school movies good and relevant for international use, for instance in schools in Estonia.
On the second day, the group visited Odd Football club, the oldest football club in Norway, playing in the Norwegian premier league, and the leading sustainability football club in Norway. The visit at the club gave the opportunity to look at both advanced waste source separation systems and the local energy lab to test out new energy innovations, as well as the incentive-based waste collection and sorting system developed by a Norwegian start-up – Cycled Technologies.
Next, Green Business Norway gave an introduction to its accelerator programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups and paid a visit to Meny, a leading Norwegian food retailer with an advanced solution for plastic bottle deposit delivered by Tomra Systems.
On the third day, the group visited Sirkula, to see a new, innovative concept on reuse of material and relevant activities. Sirkula aims for going out from there to leave with increased value and popularise the purchase of second-hand items.
Before leaving, the group had the chance to view and admire the scenic side of the Oslo fjord on a comfortable and relaxing fjord cruise on board the electrical vessel Legacy of The Fjords.
More about the youngster’s impressions from the trip will follow soon!
For more photos from the trip, check out our facebook page.
The Circular Based Waste Management project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation – eeagrants.org.