It goes without saying that it is impossible for Westenergy to solve complex climate and circular economy challenges alone. Co-operation with universities and different industrial operators is, therefore, a very central dimension in all our circular economy projects. We aim to identify these operators and technical pioneers and build consortiums to waste-to-energy sector that could together carry out projects in circular economy and solve development challenges. In our opinion, challenges related to climate and circular economy can be more effectively solved with voluntary co-operation projects than with simple tax increases or emissions trading. True development cannot be achieved with sanctions but with incentives and motivation. As an alternative to the taxation of energy recovery and emissions trading, we have outlined a suggestion about Green Deal for the Ministry of Environment together with interest groups and several other operators. Green Deal is a contract that is based on voluntary and local promotion of circular economy.
The role of energy recovery has caused wide discussion throughout its existence. In our opinion, energy recovery has an important role for the functionality of the entire society as waste-to-energy plants such as the one owned by Westenergy refine that part of waste that cannot otherwise be utilised into electricity, heat and recovered materials. Energy recovery is an important part of circular economy and continuous improvement directs the development of it.