Ham Trick sets another record – 185K households convert waste to Neste MY renewable diesel


In Finland, an impressive 185,000 Finnish households once again enthusiastically rose to the challenge of contributing to the circular economy with the Ham Trick and by collecting and recycling their Christmas cooking waste fat. Neste uses the waste fat to produce Neste MY Renewable Diesel, which enables motorists to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 90%. 

The amount of Neste MY Renewable Diesel made from last Christmas’ waste fat is enough to drive a car around the globe almost 18 times. Around 40,000 more households participated than in the previous year’s campaign. The Ham Trick is a cooperative project initiated by the Chemical Industry Federation, with the aim of familiarizing consumers with the principles of circular economy in a very concrete way. 

“The Ham Trick proves once again that Finns in all parts of the country are enthusiastic recyclers. Finnish technological expertise related to the circular economy is top-class, and a similar campaign could not be implemented on such a scale anywhere else. I want to thank all our partners and everyone who donated their Christmas waste fat and made this campaign their own. Circular economy is the way of the future”, says Lars Peter Lindfors, Senior Vice President, Technology at Neste.

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