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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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Textile recycling plays a significant role in the mitigation of climate change 2019-07-12
A textile-themed webinar organised by the Circwaste project discussed the current state and future views of textile recycling in Finland. The theme is quite topical, because the change in the EU’s Waste Framework Directive requires the member countries to organise a separate collection of textile waste by 2025.
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Leyla Acaroglu
The Circular Classroom raises a generation of circular economy natives 2019-06-18
The Circular Classroom programme encourages teachers and students to participate in circular economy and plan a positive change. The programme allows everyone to get to know change-makers around them and to take action in their everyday lives and communities.
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Plastic recycling hindered by lack of collection points 2019-04-02
Finns are concerned about the problems caused by plastic waste and consider the recycling of plastic to be important. However, recycling is also considered difficult, as plastic collection points are located far away from homes.
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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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Action taken in Southwest Finland to reduce food wastage 2019-07-19
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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Sairaala Nova
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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Puun uuttoa
New products from the side streams of Finnish wood production 2019-07-08
A partner of the Circwaste project, the Pielinen Karelia Development Center PIKES seeks, models, and tests sustainable utilisation methods of by-products and waste, as well as the related new business opportunities, together with the industrial companies and municipalities in the area.
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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.