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New on our website: PlastLIFE

PlastLIFE is a comprehensive national collaborative project that promotes sustainable circular economy solutions for plastics. Explore the project!

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Unlocking plastics recycling, reuse, business and product development - Annual Event of the PlastLIFE project for sustainable circular economy of plastics 2024-06-17
Welcome to the annual seminar of the PlastLIFE project on the 20th of November 2024. The seminar will be held in Kilta-sali (Lapinrinne 1, 00180 Helsinki) near the center of Helsinki and with remote participation possible.
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Muovitunnelissa viljeltäviä viherkasvirivistöjä ja katemuovia
How to reduce the use of fossil-based raw materials in plastics 2024-05-30
A liquid biodegradable mulch is being tested as a replacement for plastic mulch.
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Kuvassa jätteitä liukuhihnalla.
Could sorting mixed waste at facilities increase the recycling rate? 2024-05-28
Finland is significantly behind the EU's recycling targets for municipal waste and plastic packaging waste, and there is a need for new solutions to increase recycling.
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korvasuppilo koirien korvien tutkimiseen
Converting plastic industry side stream into a new product 2024-05-16
The first pilot product was chosen to be an ear speculum designed for animals, especially dogs.
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People gathered in line in a park, a pile of pink trash bags in the middle.
Pick Up Litter on Your Way – Yle's Million Trash Bags Returns 2024-04-26
PlastLIFE promotes a sustainable relationship with plastic, encourages recycling of plastic waste, and mobilizes its project partners to collect litter.
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CircBrief: A circular economy road map makes sense 2024-02-16
This CircBrief presents the views of municipal and regional road map creators concerning road maps to a circular economy and experiences of preparing them.
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Invitation to Webinar on Raising recycling by sorting plastics from mixed MSW 6.3.2024 2024-01-16
Welcome to join us at “Raising recycling by sorting plastics from mixed MSW” online webinar, organized by MSWPlast and PlastLIFE -projects.
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PlastLIFE 27.11.2023 Sari Kauppi
PlastLIFE project presented at plastic circular economy seminar 2024-01-03
The "Enabling the Circular Economy of Plastics" joint seminar brought together experts in plastic on November 27. The seminar featured intriguing presentations on plastic product design and logistics.
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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.

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.

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.

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
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