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Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement
Project | Published: 2022-03-16

Background In April 2021, Finnish Government set a resolution on the Strategic Programme for Circular Economy . The basis of the resolution is a vision that Finnish economy will be based on a...

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Dissertation: Towards circular economy in wastewater management – Environmental impacts, benefits and drawbacks of improved nutrient recovery and recycling by source separation
Press release | Published: 2022-06-09

According to the dissertation, source separation of wastewater would significantly increase the efficiency of nutrient recovery from wastewater. Meanwhile, the climate impact of wastewater treatment w......

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Information concerning the environmental impacts and health effects of plastics is lacking – more data is needed especially on health effects and impacts on terrestrial environment
Press release | Published: 2022-06-09

Information on the environmental impacts and health effects of plastics is still lacking, tells a recent study by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. Pl......

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Expert group: Use nutrients in wastewater to safeguard food production during the fertiliser crisis
Press release | Published: 2022-05-31

Food security and nutrient self-sufficiency can be improved by enhancing nutrient recycling. A group of leading experts in agriculture, food production and the environment proposes a set of measures t......

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Sorting of household waste in rural areas improved in North Karelia
Press release | Published: 2022-05-12

The raising of awareness, resident cooperation and improvement of waste management infrastructure have improved waste sorting and reduced the amount of mixed waste in villages in North Karelia. ...

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Guidance to implement the “Do No Significant Harm” (DNSH) principle required by the EU funding facility for measures under the Finnish recovery and resilience plan
News | Published: 2022-04-27

The funding of projects under the Finnish recovery and resilience plan is only possible if the projects comply with the “Do No Significant Harm” principle. The project shall not for example weaken the......

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WasteLess Karelias
Project | Published: 2019-02-14

The project tackles littering and improves waste management in rural villages in North Karelia, Finland, and the Karelian Republic, Russia. We encourage and support local residents, authorities and c...

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Leveraging sustainability transformation (LEVERAGE)
Project | Published: 2022-03-18

Leverage points have been proposed as one of the boundary objects in sustainability science that aim to explain how sustainability transformation can be accelerated. The concept of leverage points (M...

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Bioassays as tools for assessing safety of sewage sludge fertilizer usage - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)
Project | Published: 2018-07-18

Approximately one million tons of solid matter, known as sewage sludge, is separated from wastewater annually in Finnish wastewater treatment plants. 90 % of the nutrient rich sludge is used in agric...

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LCA research in SYKE
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

SYKE LCA research produces science-based knowledge that helps different stakeholders to act. For example, policy makers to do more sustainable decisions, citizen to do better consumption choices and ...

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LCA
Content page | Published: 2022-01-20

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an established method to simultaneously quantify multiple environmental impacts arising from the whole value chain including all processes related to the life cycle of ...

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Household waste turns into new raw materials
Press release | Published: 2021-12-21

The WasteLess Karelias project, funded by the Karelia CBC programme, revealed that all plastic, glass, cardboard and metal waste sorted in Juuka is treated either in Finland or abroad. Recycling produ......

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SYKE Policy Brief: It is time for sustainability transformation
Press release | Published: 2021-12-09

It is time to move beyond solving environmental problems one by one, to systemic societal sustainability transformations. This is the message of the SYKE Policy Brief published today. Sustainability t......

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Research: Recycling the metals and minerals of smartphones and televisions is difficult, design is key
Press release | Published: 2021-11-02

Great expectations are being set for digital solutions to reach climate targets, but their environmental impacts are not widely known. For example, the demand for critical raw materials used in smartp......

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Ceramic Demolition Waste in Circular Economy
Project | Published: 2021-10-08

                  Recycling and reuse of ceramic waste is a way forward into a circular e...

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CircVol 2 6Aika project: Utilization of high-volume side streams and masses of soil in cities
Project | Published: 2021-10-01

  Objectives The project encourages reusing and utilizing recycled materials in civil and urban construction. The aim is to save valuable and finite natural resources and to red...

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Boosting Circular Economy – Circular economy advancements from Finland and around the World
Event | Event starts: 2021-09-30

Latest results of circular economy research projects and the advancements in strategic research....

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We already have climate solutions – How can Finland meet the challenges set by the IPCC report?
News | Published: 2021-08-13

The report on the Physical Science Basis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published on Monday states that human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate ex......

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Anne Holma and Jaakko Karvonen: Sustainability in travelling and tourism is a sum of actors and factors
2021-07-09

Little things together make a huge difference and clean environment. Further, responsible operators undoubtedly attract conscious visitors better than their less responsible competitors. Considering t......

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Developing pilot accounts for marine, freshwater and urban ecosystems and packaging materials (ENVECOPACK)
Project | Published: 2021-03-18

ENVECOPACK is a two-year project (2021-2023) co-financed with Eurostat 2020 grants on environmental and ecosystem accounting and waste statistics.  First, we look at pilot marine and freshw...

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