Tracegrow nominated for the Nordic Council Environment Prize
Tracegrow has been nominated for the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2017. The adjudication committee for this year’s prize has selected 11 nominations from the proposals submitted by the general public. This year's theme is initiatives that bring us closer to the waste-free society.
The annual prize is awarded to a Nordic company, organization, or individual which has integrated consideration for the environment into its business or work in an exemplary manner, or which has made an extraordinarily positive contribution to the environment in some other way.
“It is a great honor to be nominated for the Nordic Council Environment Prize. It proves to us at Tracegrow that we have genuinely succeeded in creating a cleantech innovation. It provides a solution to two global problems: the ecological reuse of the trace elements in alkaline batteries and nourishing farmland suffering from micronutrient deficiency. We are working towards the important goal of increasing global food security,” says Tatu Leppänen, CEO of Tracegrow.
The winner will be announced in Helsinki on 1 November 2017, during the Session of the Nordic Council. It will be the 23rd occasion on which the prize has been awarded.
In addition to Tracegrow, the other Finnish nominee for the prize is RePack, which produces reusable packaging for e-commerce.
Tracegrow is a Finnish cleantech company with business operations based entirely on the circular economy. Tracegrow is the first company in the world to develop a technology by which we turn the trace elements found in alkaline batteries, zinc and manganese, into effective and clean micronutrients for farming that are also the world’s most environmentally friendly. The company’s first production plant will be completed in autumn 2017 in Kärsämäki, Finland. Tracegrow’s goal is to become the most recognized producer of micronutrients for farming in the framework of the global circular economy.
Tracegrow is a Finnish cleantech company operating in the circular economy. It is the only company in the world with the innovative technology to extract and reuse the vital micronutrients zinc and manganese from alkaline batteries and circulate them safely back to the nature as the world’s most ecological micronutrient products for farming. The company’s first production plant will be completed in autumn 2017 in Kärsämäki, Finland. Tracegrow’s vision is to become the most acknowledged micronutrient company in the global circular economy.