The town of Forssa is in the middle of the Finnish agricultural landscape, located within a triangle formed by the three largest cities in Finland, and with good transportation connections. The largest national research institute for agriculture and bioeconomy is also located in the Forssa region.
Because of this, Forssa and the surrounding municipalities decided to create a large landfill area, where all the companies involved with waste handling or treatment could be located. Since then, several companies operating in the waste management business have moved to this area. Their close proximity makes it easy for these companies to cooperate with one another, and in this way an ecosystem has been created for a circular economy and industrial symbiosis. The circular economy ecosystem in Forssa is currently ranked the best in Finland.
The local authorities are highly supportive of ecosystem-based development, and new start-ups focusing on circular economy activities. . Based on this, the town of Forssa and its surrounding regions are being branded as the “Bright Green Forssa Region”.