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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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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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Negative impacts of plastic under the microscope, from ghost nets to microplastics 2019-03-27
Plastic is currently one of the hottest topics of discussion all around the world. In Finland, this discussion has lead to the preparation of a national Plastics Roadmap, which proposes measures towards reducing the environmental impact of plastics.
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Resource wisdom market places 2019-03-08
A farmer is able to find a spare part for their tractor, a school laboratory is fitted with inexpensive equipment and an earthwork entrepreneur finds the rock material they need close by. Online services for trading items and other resources have become important market places and circular economy pioneers.
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