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We provide research-based information, tools, and solutions to promote the circular economy in Finland.

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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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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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 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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PlastRain by Emma Kirjavainen
Trash Art Shakes Up Reuse of Plastics waste 2023-12-12
Design concept demonstrates that a worthless and used plastic product can be seen in a new light when given a new meaning through material reuse.
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The results of seven years were presented and the end of the long project was celebrated at the Circwaste final seminar 2023-10-31
The results of the Circwaste project were presented at the project's final seminar on October 26 and 27 in Hietalahti, Helsinki, at the Radisson Blu Seaside Hotel.
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CircBrief: The pioneer municipalities are masters of reuse 2023-10-25
Reuse is often a better option than material recycling. Reuse solutions encompass all measures that extend the lifecycle of products: maintenance, repair, refurbishment, updating, selling used items, manufacturing recycled products, and related services.
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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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