PET plastic bottles with white capsules

What’s one bottle anyway? It’ll get swallowed up by the forest, it’s not bothering anyone and someone will pick it up some day. This may have been the way that people used to think. Maybe some of us still do. But here’s the thing: foreign objects have no place in nature. And they may not necessarily be cleared away by anyone, ever. Or not for quite some time, at least.

Ears of barley

Altia’s distillery in the village of Koskenkorva uses about 210 million kilos of Finnish barley a year. The distillery produces grain spirit for Altia’s alcoholic beverages. The Koskenkorva distillery is based on bio and circular economy: 100% of the grain is utilised. Altia received the Green Company of the Year 2018 award for the circular economy at the Koskenkorva distillery. We are also included on the Finnish future fund Sitra's list of the most interesting companies in circular economy.