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Towards a resource-wise Europe – New Circular Economy Action Plan published 2020-06-16
In March, the European Commission published a new Circular Economy Action Plan. Its goal is for products that end up on the market to be designed and manufactured to be durable, repairable, and recyclable.
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With circular economy towards sustainable development 2020-06-23
The European Commission launched the European Green Deal, a green development programme and roadmap, at the beginning of the year. Its mission is to pave the way for sustainable growth and towards climate neutrality in the member states and Europe as a whole by 2050.
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Pioneering municipalities Ii, Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi release their road maps to circular economy 2020-02-12
In the Circwaste project designed to promote circular economy, the pioneering municipalities Ii, Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi have published their road maps to circular economy to guide the resource wisdom of the municipalities in the future.
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Public procurements can expedite low-carbon circular economy 2020-02-12
Public procurements and investments can be the force to steer us towards low-carbon circular economy.
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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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From pilot experiments towards industrial production of recycled plastics 2020-06-30
The Karelia University of Applied Sciences is investigating whether it would be profitable to establish an industrial-scale plant in the North Karelia region, which would handle construction and agricultural plastics collected from the region.
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Schoolchildren are building a circular economy at Lappeenranta Junior University 2020-06-16
The theme of circular economy is strongly involved in environmental education at Lappeenranta Junior University, also known as Uniori. Uniori is part of LUT University's unique learning and teaching package, which was awarded the best cooperation model of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) in 2020.
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New ideas from circular economy audits for Riihimäki's resource wisdom work 2020-06-16
In the city of Riihimäki, an extensive circular economy audit of the entire municipal group was carried out in autumn 2019.
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Young people brainstorming circular business models – Circula game as sounding board 2020-02-11
In the future, more and more people may find employment based on circular economy. A wonderful game called Circula, especially designed for young people, illustrates some of the business opportunities of circular economy.
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Circblog – a think tank for anyone interested in the circular economy

 

The fact that natural resources are finite forces us to seek new solutions for lowering material consumption down to a sustainable level, writes Sanni Heinonen and Wilma Poutanen.

 

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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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 Finland as a forerunner in circular economy
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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.