Introduction: WastED - Waste Treatment
Introduction: WastED - Waste Treatment

This course is free of charge

Introduction: WastED – Waste Treatment



This Open Course Introduction: WastED – Waste Treatment as well as the related Premium Course WastED – Waste Treatment deal with waste treatment in a wide perspective. Different waste treatment methods are introduced and also new innovative future methods are included. Waste treatment courses concentrate on finding the best future solutions for waste treatment in the matter of economy, material efficiency and sustainable development.

The objective of this free Open Course is to introduce participant to different Waste to Energy (WtE) solutions and innovations. It also discusses the critics towards WtE and summarizes the current state of WtE in Europe and in Finland. The course consists of different video and lecture material, articles, interviews and assignments.

The Open and Premium courses relay on Innovation Pedagogy INNOPEDA ® which for instance means interactive work – life orientated teaching methods. Discussions, brainstorming and team & individual assignments are part of the Premium Course. After completing the Open Course’s video lessons, reading the articles and taking the assignments, the participants are ready to continue to the Premium Course to deepen their knowledge of the subject and learn together with other participants around the world.

Through the waste management training, the participants grow their subject matter expertise aiding them to manage waste better at their work which again makes the workplace safer and protects the nature better. Also the participant’s competitiveness in the work market will be strengthened.


Utilization of waste as material and energy

  • Thermal methods
  • Other waste to energy (WTE) methods
  • WTE in Europe/ Finland
  • Critics towards WTE


  • The language of instruction is English. Other languages are available upon request.
  • The course is conducted fully online.
  • The course includes self-learning materials and assignments including interaction with other participants.


  • No prior knowledge of the subject is required.
  • Participants need to be able to read and understand English. Should you require instructions, exercises and discussions to be held in a different language, please contact us.
  • Attending the course requires an internet connection.

The program is provided by the Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS).