WastED - Waste Treatment
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WastED - Waste Treatment
Credits 2 ECTS
Field Clean Tech

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WastED – Waste Treatment

Waste management is a growing business, which still lacks systematic and coherent educational scheme to suit the needs of the businesses of the field. Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) offers waste management training, educational package fitted to the needs of different target groups.


WastED – Waste Treatment strengthens your knowledge and professional expertise of waste management. It gives you a deep understanding of waste treatment focusing on recycling and reuse of waste, utilization of waste as material and energy, final disposal of waste as well as waste as a resource. This is one of eight courses of the WastED Waste Management Education program by the Turku University of Applied Sciences.


Recycling and reuse of waste

  • Recognize the significance of recycling and reuse.
  • Identify the business potential of recycling and reuse.
  • Describe the principle and operation of producer responsibility.

Utilization of waste as material and energy

  • The material and energy utilization of different waste types.
  • The waste management and sorting process.
  • The basic principles of waste material recovery and utilization.
  • Commonly used waste utilization methods.

Final disposal of waste

  • The structures and operating procedures of final disposal sites.
  • The order of priority of waste and the place of final disposal in it.
  • Present ways of reducing the need for the final disposal of waste.

From waste to resources

  • Value of waste as a resource.
  • The growth and significance of the waste management business in the future and the need for new innovations.


The Turku University of Applied Sciences has created new, innovative learning and teaching methods (INNOPEDA®). Innovation pedagogy is a learning approach that defines in a new way how knowledge is adopted, produced and applied. These new learning and teaching elements are included in the educational package. The course is conducted fully online. The language of instruction is usually English. The course includes:

  • live lessons in the virtual classroom
  • self-learning material
  • interactive group work
  • customized and evaluated exercises


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


A certificate will be awarded to participants who have been present on the contact sessions and made the required assignments and projects. This course is worth of 2 ECTS (1 ECTS = 25 – 30 hours of studying).

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