Göran Östberg, Project Manager
0500 366 097
Göran is the circular economy expert at Vaasa Region Development Company and in charge of developing the RENERGI cluster.
For Göran, the circular economy is a way of life. Together with his wife, he lives in a house built in 1831, and so renovating, recycling materials and reuse of old materials is a part of his everyday life. He believes that the solutions of the future can be found in more durable products, their reuse and finally the recycling of materials.
As well as renovation, Göran enjoys spending time at his summer cottage, hunting, fishing and taking excursions in nature.
Matias Båsk, Director of Economic Development
06 327 7121
050 518 1154
Matias is the Director of Economic Development for the municipality of Korsholm. He is a member of Renergi’s steering group and takes care of negotiations relating to corporate plots, for example.
To Matias, the most important benefit of the circular economy is the more efficient utilisation of resources and raw materials. In addition to environmental benefits, it brings companies opportunities for new business activities and collaboration.
Matias is an avid sportsman who regularly engages in various sports, and this is where he draws his example for the circular economy. “Especially in ice hockey and rink bandy, expensive equipment circulates from one user to another more and more, and an increasing number of new businesses keep popping up in the form of various second-hand shops and services.”
Mikael Alaviitala, Director of Development
06 327 7127
044 727 1210
Mikael is the Director of Development for the municipality of Korsholm. He has been involved in the Cirkulär Ekonomi Korsholm project since its inception and is an active member of the project’s steering group.
In Mikael’s opinion, the circular economy is a sustainable way to take things in the right direction for both the economy and the environment. The consumption of goods and consequently natural resources is currently alarmingly high. New and innovate solutions made possible by the circular economy will help us to find new ways to deal with consumption and the production of goods.
In his free time, Mikael enjoys spending time at his summer cottage, playing ball games and travelling.