Get furniture and useful supplies from Urban Mill’s Otaniemi recycling days!

When: 15.12.2020 12:00-18:00 and 16.12.2020 12:00-18:00
Where: Urban Mill Innovation Platform, Betonimiehenkuja 3 E, 02150 Espoo (Otaniemi)
Organizers: Urban Mill and Otaniemi Recycling Center

After nearly eight great years in our current location at the campus, Urban Mill is relocating to new location(s) within Otaniemi to serve you even better in the digitalizing world. We have since the summer been developing a new hybrid service concept serving the whole Otaniemi RDI ecosystem.

As we are moving from our current facilities at the end of the year, we have a lot of furniture, kitchenware, office supplies, books, equipment, various materials, decorations, etc. which we would like to recycle within the Otaniemi community: students, residents, startups, employees and other friends of our creative community.

Urban Mill’s Otaniemi recycling days will be held on Tue 15th and Wed 16th, December 2020. Our doors are open from 12.00 to 18.00 on both of the days.

You have now a great opportunity to find recycled furniture etc. for your home and office before Christmas. You can take the items you need for free or for a small price (only cash accepted).

NOTE! Although we have large facilities, we can take only a limited number of people inside at the same time due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Remember to keep masks and distances!


Urban Mill and Otaniemi Recycling Center

From Espoo Innovation Garden: Finnish company launches a new solution to prolong the lifecycle of clothes

Lagoom startup team announces:

“The fashion industry is responsible for a significant amount of waste and exhausting resources. The fast-fashion phenomenon not only creates environmental damage and fair trade issues, but also a culture of overbuying and throw-away.

Right now we are working on a start-up – Lagoom App, a collaboration between Tavarapilvi Oy and gaIoTa Oy. We are a multidisciplinary team of people from different cultural backgrounds and professional expertise but we all share a commitment to sustainability. Our core team consists of Aalto University’s students who are passionate about innovation.

As a part of sustainable fashion solution we empower consumers to be more responsible and contribute more to a sustainable lifestyle, we created Lagoom App. is a completely new way of recycling clothes securely. The solution enables an easy and clever way of creating one’s own community, making managing, buying and selling clothes straightforward. ”Lagoom is the Tinder of second-hand clothes,” says founder Jaakko Isohanni.

To create impact, we ask for your support to spread the word to anyone who you think might be interested in our app. This will be a tremendous support to our project. We truly appreciate your support and are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please visit our website for further information or contact me via if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

Linh Nguyen
On behalf of the Lagoom Team”

Read Lagoom’s PRESS RELEASE:
Lue loppuun

Aalto University announces: Has the Circular Economy-bug bit you?

Via Aalto Sustainability Hub:

”Are you looking for a multidisciplinary and hands-on experience course on how to (Re)design processes, products and services in the value chain?

Do you want to know how to create an environmentally sustainable business model out of unforeseen problematics?

Then our course Circular Economy Design Forum (CHEM-E6215) is the right place to be. During 6-weeks you will define in and international and multicultural environment a problematic, propose a solution and build your own business case to solve it.

Have you been into a real recycling facility or know the real cost of recycling operations? You are in luck because we have a visit Kuusakoski Oy recycling operations in a day-long excursion!

Enrollment already started, Don’t miss your place!

For more information, please contact:

Prof. Rodrigo Serna,
Omar Velazquez

Aalto University, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering”

Iloisia kierrätys- ja lajittelu-uutisia – Muovi kiertoon Urban Millissä! Positive recycling news – Plastic packages will be recycled at Urban Mill!

Iloisia kierrätys- ja lajittelu-uutisia!

Kiinteistömme on valittu pilottikohteeksi  Aalto CRE:n järjestämään muovipakkausten erilliskeräykseen. Tavoitteena on parantaa kierrätysastetta ja näin pienentää jätehuollon hiilijalanjälkeä sekä jätehuoltokustannuksia. Samalla myös lajittelu yksinkertaistuu.

Huomioithan, että muovipakkausten erilliskeräys muuttaa lajittelua:

Kiinteistön energiajäteastia säilytetään yritysmuoveja sekä puujätettä varten. Uudet jätejakeet, kuluttajamuovipakkaukset ja kartonki, lajitellaan jatkossa omiin astioihinsa.

Näiden keräyspisteet löytyvät talon sisältä taukotilojen yhteydestä. Kierrätettäviä muovipakkauksia ovat lähes kaikki muovin kuluttajapakkaukset, kuten eväsrasiat, kertakäyttöruokailuvälineet ja muovipussit. Paperisia etikettejä esimerkiksi jugurttipurkkien ympäriltä ei tarvitse poistaa, mutta huuhtelethan epäpuhtaudet muovipurkeista pienellä määrällä kylmää vettä.

Kartonkiin kuuluvat esimerkiksi kertakäyttökahvikupit ja kauppojen salaattibaarien kartonkiastiat.

Tarkemman lajitteluohjeen löydät keräysastian vierestä.

Keräyksen yhteistyökumppanina ovat L&T ja Fortumin muovinkeräyslaitos. Kierrätetystä muovista valmistetaan muun muassa kastelukannuja, kukkalaatikoita, ämpäreitä ja saaveja.

Pilotti kestää vuoden 2019 loppuun asti. Tarkoituksena on myöhemmin laajentaa kokeilu pysyväksi ratkaisuksi koko kampukselle.

Lisätietoja antaa: Aalto CRE/ Tanja Pietikäinen,

Positive recycling news!

Our building has been selected to take part in a pilot for recycling plastic packaging material organised by Aalto CRE. The aim is to encourage recycling, reduce our carbon footprint and minimise management costs. Sorting waste will be made easier as well.

Please note that the collection of plastic packaging waste will change how waste should be sorted:

The energy waste bin will remain for plastic waste from businesses and waste wood.  Two new waste bins will take the energy waste bin’s place: one for plastic packaging and one for recycling cardboard.

The bins are located inside the building near the break room. Most consumer packaging, such as lunch containers, disposable utensils and plastic bags, can be recycled. There is no need to remove, for example, the paper labels around yoghurt cups. However, please do rinse the packaging with a small amount of cold water, if there is any food residue etc. in them.

The cardboard recycling bin is intended for things like cardboard coffee cups or cardboard food containers from salad bars.

More detailed sorting instructions can be found near the waste bins.

The collection is organised in cooperation with L&T and Fortum’s Plastic Refinery. Recycled plastic is used to make watering cans and other plastic garden products, for example.

The pilot will be ongoing until the end of 2019. Later on, the aim is to extend the pilot to be a permanent part of waste management throughout the campus area.