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Take a biogas bus for a silent and almost zero-emission ride

The local transport in the Jyväskylä region in Finland has used environmentally-friendly low-emission biogas buses since July.

Lahti becomes the European Green Capital in 2021

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.

Resource-wise public procurement requires stronger resources

Public procurements help facilitate circularity and create safer living environments. The state of public procurement has been assessed with a number of surveys, the results of which keep highlighting...

Hazardous substances now on everyone’s lips

The circular economy is currently a hot topic in Finland. One of the objectives of the recently published Government Programme is to strengthen Finland’s role as a circular economy pioneer. From the p...

The environmental impact of plastic packaging can be halved in the next ten years

According to VTT, halving the environmental impact of plastic in the next ten years is possible by improving plastic recycling, replacing plastics with renewable materials and changing consumption hab...

Action taken in Southwest Finland to reduce food wastage

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.

Central Finland’s Nova hospital to pioneer in resource-efficiency

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.

Plastic Pat Wanted – recycling plastics in Lappeenranta

The Lappeenranta Region’s Environmental Office, with its partners, wanted to increase the awareness of the circular economy and the negative impacts of littering, and to prevent the access of micropla...

Surplus food supermarket WeFood granted the CIRCWASTE award for promoting circular economy

The WeFood surplus food supermarket has been granted the first ever CIRCWASTE award for promoting circular economy. WeFood, the first surplus food supermarket in Finland, opened at the REDI shopping c...

Textile recycling plays a significant role in the mitigation of climate change

A textile-themed webinar organised by the Circwaste project discussed the current state and future views of textile recycling in Finland. The theme is quite topical, because the change in the EU’s Was...

New products from the side streams of Finnish wood production

A partner of the Circwaste project, the Pielinen Karelia Development Center PIKES seeks, models, and tests sustainable utilisation methods of by-products and waste, as well as the related new business...

The Circular Classroom raises a generation of circular economy natives

The Circular Classroom programme encourages teachers and students to participate in circular economy and plan a positive change. The programme allows everyone to get to know change-makers around them ...

Porvoo, Vantaa and Riihimäki publish roadmaps for promoting the circular economy

Porvoo, Vantaa and Riihimäki, three of the pioneering cities of the CIRCWASTE – Towards Circular Economy in Finland project, have published their own circular economy roadmaps, which will steer the ci...

Plastic recycling hindered by lack of collection points

Finns are concerned about the problems caused by plastic waste and consider the recycling of plastic to be important. However, recycling is also considered difficult, as plastic collection points are ...

Negative impacts of plastic under the microscope, from ghost nets to microplastics

Plastic is currently one of the hottest topics of discussion all around the world. In Finland, this discussion has lead to the preparation of a national Plastics Roadmap, which proposes measures towar...

Resource wisdom market places

A farmer is able to find a spare part for their tractor, a school laboratory is fitted with inexpensive equipment and an earthwork entrepreneur finds the rock material they need close by. Online servi...

Resource-smart schools being built in Kuopio

Kuopio intends its new constructions to be as sustainable and climate-friendly as possible. The facilities at the Kuikkalampi daycare centre and the community service centre of Kuopio’s western rural...

Recycling magnets is worthwhile

A pilot carried out in the Circwaste project yielded promising results on the manufacturing of recycled magnets. The recycling of magnets has great potential to grow into a profitable business for rec...

Biogas-powered shared cars adopted in Kangas, Jyväskylä

Since the beginning of this year, biogas-powered shared cars have been available for trial use in Kangas, Jyväskylä. Over the course of the spring, ‘car mentors’ will also be teaching other interested...

A mobile application encouraged students to recycle in Kuopio

Ketun kierrätys (‘The Fox’s recycling’) mobile game inspired students to sort waste and recycle. In particular, the game boosted the recycling of biowaste and plastic during the pilot implemented in K...


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