Circular economy and its implementation at production process (case LESAFFRE LLC)
Berezkina, Elizaveta (2019)
School of Energy Systems, Ympäristötekniikka
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Circular economy and sustainable development need to become implemented into societies and businesses. This thesis considers the concept of circular economy business model and shows possibilities and instruments for its application and promotion. This thesis also provides experience of circular economy implementation in case of Lesaffre LLC and answers the question: how sustainable development goals can be achieved through transition to circular economy? The company faced with wastewater problem, which did not comply with Russian legislation, at yeast manufacturing plant. Exceeding of maximum permissible concentrations led to huge fines. Therefore, it was decided to implement evaporation unit technology, which allowed to treat water for reusing at the plant and to produce new products for agriculture and livestock. Environmental, social and economic sustainability of the project as well as quality characteristics of wastewater after treatment are analyzed.