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Jyväskylä is the circular economy municipality of 2019 2019-12-20
The City of Jyväskylä was announced as the winner at the Kuntamarkkinat municipal fair on 11 September. The City of Lappeenranta and the City of Oulu received honourable mentions.
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Information flow must be improved in order to avoid hazardous substances from being reused 2019-12-20
Finland aims to promote circular economy as part of the mitigation of the climate crisis and the sustainable use of natural resources. However, problems for the health of people or the environment must be avoided in the transfer towards a circular economy.
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An event called Tulevaisuuden palasia presented tangible examples of the circular economy 2019-11-20
The Circwaste project participated in an event called Tulevaisuuden palasia at the Finnish science centre Heureka by building a smartphone puzzle, which taught about the raw materials required for making a smartphone, where they come from, and how they can be recycled.
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Pioneering municipalities active on the path of circular economy 2019-11-20
In 2017, the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) selected ten pioneering municipalities in circular economy. The aim has been to promote material-efficiency and recycling in the municipalities in a tangible and ambitious manner.
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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

Good news from Finland

Take a biogas bus for a silent and almost zero-emission ride 2019-11-20
The local transport in the Jyväskylä region in Finland has used environmentally-friendly low-emission biogas buses since July.
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Lahti becomes the European Green Capital in 2021 2019-08-16
The City of Lahti is a Circwaste pioneering municipality and a FISU-municipality and now it is the first Finnish city to be appointed as the European Green Capital.
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Action taken in Southwest Finland to reduce food wastage 2019-09-09
In Southwest Finland, the problem of food wastage is being tackled by creating a roadmap for reducing food wastage throughout the food supply chain from food production to the plate of the consumer.
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Sairaala Nova
Central Finland’s Nova hospital to pioneer in resource-efficiency 2019-07-16
In 2020, the new Nova hospital will be completed in Kukkumäki, Jyväskylä. The hospital will minimise the amount of waste through modern waste management systems and rational use of resources.
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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.





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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The CIRCWASTE project promotes waste prevention, resource efficiency and recycling of materials. All actions contribute to directing Finland towards a circular economy.