Resource-wise public procurement requires stronger resources 2019-08-16
Public procurements help facilitate circularity and create safer living environments. The state of public procurement has been assessed with a number of surveys, the results of which keep highlighting the same themes: lack of resources and information.
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Hazardous substances now on everyone’s lips 2019-08-14
The circular economy is currently a hot topic in Finland. One of the objectives of the recently published Government Programme is to strengthen Finland’s role as a circular economy pioneer. From the perspective of the risks associated with chemicals and hazardous substances, circular economy solutions present both opportunities and risks.
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The environmental impact of plastic packaging can be halved in the next ten years 2019-08-14
According to VTT, halving the environmental impact of plastic in the next ten years is possible by improving plastic recycling, replacing plastics with renewable materials and changing consumption habits.
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Surplus food supermarket WeFood granted the CIRCWASTE award for promoting circular economy 2019-07-15
The WeFood surplus food supermarket has been granted the first ever CIRCWASTE award for promoting circular economy. WeFood, the first surplus food supermarket in Finland, opened at the REDI shopping centre in Helsinki in September 2018.
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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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Mayor Pekka Timonen
Lahti becomes the European Green Capital in 2021 2019-08-16
The City of Lahti is a Circwaste pioneering municipality and a FISU-municipality and now it is the first Finnish city to be appointed as the European Green Capital.
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Action taken in Southwest Finland to reduce food wastage 2019-09-09
In Southwest Finland, the problem of food wastage is being tackled by creating a roadmap for reducing food wastage throughout the food supply chain from food production to the plate of the consumer.
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Central Finland’s Nova hospital to pioneer in resource-efficiency 2019-07-16
In 2020, the new Nova hospital will be completed in Kukkumäki, Jyväskylä. The hospital will minimise the amount of waste through modern waste management systems and rational use of resources.
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Plastic Pat Wanted – recycling plastics in Lappeenranta 2019-07-15
The Lappeenranta Region’s Environmental Office, with its partners, wanted to increase the awareness of the circular economy and the negative impacts of littering, and to prevent the access of microplastics in the environment. The idea resulted in the story of Plastic Pat, and a challenge campaign for preventing littering in the spirit of circular economy: Trash in nature, circular economy material when picked up: Plastic Pat Wanted.
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We have made a seven years deal to show, how to do things differently. Circular economy brings new business opportunities and saves natural resources.

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The CIRCWASTE project promotes waste prevention, resource efficiency and recycling of materials. All actions contribute to directing Finland towards a circular economy.