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The BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Challenge has a winner!

“My idea is based on how to increase recycling of paper in society, by creating a recycling system and have robots take care of and sort out the recycled paper.” – Håkan Carlsson, winner of the BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Challenge.

The first edition of the BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Challenge came to an end a few months back, and the winner has been selected. Håkan Carlsson from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden emerged as the grand winner amongst tough competition involving over 700 participants from 90 different countries.

The winning concept of BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Challenge is based on robot-controlled recycling system. The concept was developed and presented by Håkan Carlsson, PHD, in robotics and signal processing at the Royal Institute of Technology. The concept focuses on how to increase the reuse of paper products in society. The technical solution is a system with robotic recycling that eventually reaches the industry for reproduction of reused paper based products.

“The winning concept focuses on a major social challenge with recycling, where we need to cooperate more in society. Håkan’s contribution is a technical system solution with robotics that can be a way forward for a more sustainable future.” – Henrik Essén, Communications and Sustainability Director

Congratulations to Håkan and a big thank you to all participants who made the first edition of the BillerudKorsnäs Sustainability Challenge a success.