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Circwaste Final Seminar
Circwaste Final Seminar 2023-09-13
The results of the Circwaste project will be presented at the project's final seminar on October 26 and 27 in Hietalahti, Helsinki, at the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel. Come and hear what the Circwaste project has really achieved in the last seven years!
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Fish swimming in city streets remind us that rubbish doesn’t belong in manholes 2023-08-30
The Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association is holding a Mahanpuruja muovista (tummyache from plastic) campaign in which manholes are marked with colourful stickers from 21 August to 3 September 2023. The campaign aims to remind consumers that litter can easily be transferred through manholes to bodies of water.
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Muovipulloista ruunattuja ruukkuja viherkasveille
Solving the plastic challenge from several angles 2023-06-28
A joint project involving 17 partners includes many approaches to sustainable circular economy for plastics. A common requirement for all these approaches is that our whole society must bear responsibility for plastics.
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Muoviroskaan puettu nainen
Syke on the Plastics Roadmap for five years 2023-06-02
Congratulations to the Plastics Roadmap for Finland for five years of work to achieve a breakthrough in the circular economy of plastics!
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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.

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.

Good news from Finland

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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Children and young people practise circular economy in schools in Riihimäki 2021-11-29
The circular economy is one of the city's key projects, and since 2019, every school in the municipality has had a person responsible for circular economy issues. Circular economy curricula have also been developed for primary and secondary schools.
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Hospital project redesign of waste management concept in cooperation with personnel 2021-11-16
The aim was to build on the experience of the old hospital and develop an integrated waste management concept for the new hospital, where waste sorting would be as simple and uniform as possible from the user's point of view.
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Salpakierto's service experiment reduced the amount of biowaste in mixed waste 2021-11-03
Salpakierto Oy provides municipal waste management services, such as waste collection and treatment, in the Lahti region in accordance with the Waste Act. In autumn 2020, a pilot project for the collection of biowaste was launched in Lahti with a derogation.
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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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