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Jyväskylä is the circular economy municipality of 2019 2019-11-20
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 2019-11-20
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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Resource-wise public procurement requires stronger resources 2019-08-16
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 the same themes: lack of resources and information.
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Hazardous substances now on everyone’s lips 2019-08-14
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 perspective of the risks associated with chemicals and hazardous substances, circular economy solutions present both opportunities and risks.
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