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Circwaste at the heart of the EU

The Circwaste project was invited to participate in the Annual Conference 2023: Recovery, Open Strategic Autonomy and Resilience. The conference brought together Europe's biggest circular economy stak...

The recycling of household waste has become more efficient in many municipal areas in Finland

The recycling rate of household waste has increased in almost all municipal areas that have been monitored in the period 2016–2021. The trend in the volume of household waste has fluctuated: about one...

CircBrief: Reducing food waste in food services

In Finland, a total of 78 million kilograms of food waste is estimated to be generated annually in food services, of which a total of 61 million kilograms is originally edible. In this CircBrief we wi...

Networking boosts circular economy development - Europe-wide study published

As part of the Circwaste project, the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Recycling Centre aims to establish a national network of recycling operators and thus steer Finland towards a circular economy.

Recycled furniture saved over 70,000 kilos of natural resources in a school in Lahti

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 an...

2022-03-07 is a showcase and sharing platform for Finland’s climate, circular economy and nature solutions

Sustainability Leap is an online platform provided and maintained by the Finnish Environment Institute to present and disseminate climate, circular economy and nature solutions.

Children and young people practise circular economy in schools in Riihimäki

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 ...

New waste plan guides us in building a circular economy society together

The Circwaste project aims to promote the implementation of the National Waste Plan and to advance the objectives of the circular economy. The project has now been working towards these goals for over...

Hospital project redesign of waste management concept in cooperation with personnel

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 ...

Montinutra develops new product applications from Finnish spruce chips

Montinutra develops, produces and commercialises new products from the spruce sawdust. In general, industrial side streams from the forest industry are used for energy production or sold to the world ...

Salpakierto's service experiment reduced the amount of biowaste in mixed waste

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 colle...

Ashes are transformed from waste into a civil engineering product

In the process developed by Ecolan Oy, the ash is rotated with water in a drum to form a granulate, which, when separated into different sizes, is suitable for different construction sites.

Through difficulties to victory - climate benefits and economic savings from waste composites

The construction sector is Europe's biggest waste producer. In 2016, it accounted for more than a third of all waste generated.

The recycling of magnets is progressing from pilots to business development

In the Circwaste project, Prizztech Oy, a development company based in Pori, is exploring new applications for industrial side streams. At the heart of Prizztech's sub-project is the Peittoo Circular ...

CircBrief: Electronics and circular economy

The value chains of electronic products are global, complex and cause a wide range of impacts. The new publication by Circwaste project presents the environmental impacts throughout the life cycle of ...

Boosting Circular Economy – Circular economy advancements from Finland and around the World

Boosting circular economy webinar collected international group of circular economy experts together for sharing latest views, results and examples on circular economy.

Gamification of waste recycling at the Kangas district in Jyväskylä

An experiment related to a Circwaste subproject was conducted in February in the Kangas district of Jyväskylä, during which participants' waste behaviour was monitored and influenced by means of gamif...

At the Liperi automated station, you only pay for what you leave behind

The purpose of the automated station is to facilitate the handling of customer waste and to increase the number of services that meet the needs of consumers in a more diverse manner, without limiting ...

We all need support in the transition to a sustainable sharing economy

The transition from private ownership to the sharing economy requires a major change both in business logic and in people's consumption habits. That is why a sustainable transition requires support an...

A centre of expertise for carbon-neutral construction to be established in Lahti

The center focuses on global megatrends: renewable energy production, minimisation of energy use, recycling of demolition materials and use of organic materials in buildings as carbon sinks.


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