NSR / Vera Park
NSR / Vera Park
In Helsingborg, waste is not the final stage but rather the beginning of something exciting. This is a feeling that sinks in when you stand in the sprawling nature of Vera Park, an innovative industrial park and test bed in what used to be the city’s old landfill. It’s here that innovators from the public, private, and academic sectors work together with recycling, reducing waste, and circular systems. Simply put, a green oasis for green ideas.
A place, a concept, an ambition
As a part of NSR (Nordvästra Skånes Renhållnings AB), Vera Park is more than just a place for receiving and processing the city’s waste. It’s a model for collaborating across sectors to build a knowledge base, learn together, share insights, and create scalable solutions that benefit both people and the planet. It’s also an ambition – everything that comes in, should go out.
Closing the circle: What is a circular economy?
A circular economy is a natural, regenerative system where resource input, waste, and energy leakage are minimised at the same time as the resources’ lifespan and value are optimised through efficient use in each stage. The result? Less resource consumption and less landfill waste. It’s about closing loops – social, economic, and ecological.
”Around 50 per cent of our climate emissions and more than 90 per cent of the world’s water shortages and biodiversity losses are a result of inefficient resource management.”
– Isabella Lövin, Minister for Environment and Climate
This green recovery needs to accelerate, and the year 2020 was a tipping point for carbon emissions. Unless there is a significant drop in the near future, we will not be able to stop the planet’s temperature reaching critical levels. Helsingborg has set its sights on becoming climate-neutral by 2035, and Vera Park is a driving force behind this ambition.