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Networking boosts circular economy development - Europe-wide study published 2022-05-24
As part of the Circwaste project, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre aims to establish a national network of recycling operators and thus steer Finland towards a circular economy.
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Sustainabilityleap.fi is a showcase and sharing platform for Finland’s climate, circular economy and nature solutions 2022-03-03
Sustainability Leap is an online platform provided and maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute to present and disseminate climate, circular economy and nature solutions.
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New waste plan guides us in building a circular economy society together 2021-11-24
The Circwaste project aims to promote the implementation of the National Waste Plan and to advance the objectives of the circular economy. The project has now been working towards these goals for over five years, with two years to go.
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CircBrief: Electronics and circular economy 2021-09-29
The value chains of electronic products are global, complex and cause a wide range of impacts. The new publication by Circwaste project presents the environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of electronics as well as solutions, such as product life extension through design.
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Database of impressive solutions – Sustainability Leap service

Check out this database, share your own solutions and help push Finland to the top in mitigating climate change, building a circular economy and protecting our biodiversity.

Successes of Finland's waste management

High-quality waste management solutions are prerequisite for preserving a safe and clean living environment. The new video represents successes of Finland's waste management.

Circblog – A greener future is already being built

The real estate sector plays an important role in mitigating climate change and in the responsible use of natural resources. Buildings use almost 40 per cent of all energy consumed in Finland and are the cause of more than 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Recycled furniture saved over 70,000 kilos of natural resources in a school in Lahti 2022-03-07
The circular economy is part of the City of Lahti's strategy and procurement programme. In 2020, the city signed a framework contract for recycled furniture with three suppliers: OffiStore, Martela and Pa-Ri Materia. At the same time, a framework contract for new furniture is also in place.
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Gamification of waste recycling at the Kangas district in Jyväskylä 2021-07-21
An experiment related to a Circwaste subproject was conducted in February in the Kangas district of Jyväskylä, during which participants' waste behaviour was monitored and influenced by means of gamification.
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At the Liperi automated station, you only pay for what you leave behind 2021-07-21
The purpose of the automated station is to facilitate the handling of customer waste and to increase the number of services that meet the needs of consumers in a more diverse manner, without limiting the access time.
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A centre of expertise for carbon-neutral construction to be established in Lahti 2021-07-21
The center focuses on global megatrends: renewable energy production, minimisation of energy use, recycling of demolition materials and use of organic materials in buildings as carbon sinks.
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A showcase of circular economy expertise – get to know the pilot projects!

Almost 20 pilot projects of Circwaste will produce concrete results . The pilot projects are focused on the regions of North Karelia, Central Finland, South Karelia and Southwest Finland.

Copy and recycle the best ideas
 Finland as a forerunner in circular economy
Let's take a leap in material efficiency and recycling
A showcase of expertise

We have made a seven years deal to show, how to do things differently. Circular economy brings new business opportunities and saves natural resources.

Circular economy equals smart actions and is a part of the everyday life of all municipal residents. Ten Finnish pioneering municipalities have committed themselves to promoting circular economy in an ambitious and concrete way.

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