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  • Efficient nutrient recycling calls for a policy reform 2017-10-20
    According to a recent Finnish study, efficient utilisation of nutrients requires a policy reform. Normative guidance should better support the processing of organic side streams, such as manure, into recycled fertiliser products. Nutrient recycling is part of the EU’s circular economy goals.
  • Swan Ecolabel to promote circular economy 2017-09-21
    The Nordic Swan Ecolabel could be further developed with the aim of promoting a circular economy by setting criteria for recycled products and environmentally friendly sharing economy services. Requirements could also be set for products with respect to upgradability, multi-functionality, and modularity.
  • Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning 2017-08-24
    The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in densely populated residential districts. Such benefits can best be realised through coherent planning. The latest policy brief published by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) lists important factors for planners to consider.
  • Marine research vessel Aranda will be completely refurbished – modification of this special vessel poses a challenge to Finnish shipbuilding expertise 2017-08-17
    The almost 30-year-old Aranda will undergo a renovation at Rauma Marine Constructions’ (RMC) shipyard in Rauma. The repairs will involve a seven-metre extension to the vessel, which will become more environmentally friendly. The refurbishment of the research vessel requires special expertise, which in the best case scenario may result in more work for Finland.
  • New method of sea bottom remediation to be studied in Töölö Bay 2017-08-11
    The sea bottom near cities is often damaged by harmful substances introduced through human activity. The same environments also often suffer from eutrophication. A research project is being carried out in Töölö Bay to ascertain how a method previously used in upgrading soils could affect contaminated sea sediments and the eutrophication of the bay.
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Published 2013-06-04 at 15:40, updated 2015-07-23 at 13:30
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