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Low exposure of people to microplastics through drinking water
Press release | Published: 2018-11-16

According to a preliminary study, Finnish household water contains only small amounts of microplastics. Water treatment processes effectively remove particles from the raw water that is used in the pr......

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Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
Project | Published: 2018-10-16

Growing concerns for climate change call for radical systemic changes in society in terms of both production and consumption. In order to develop the current understanding of reconfigurations require...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Eating and Energy Use Reconfigured (EE-TRANS)
New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies
Press release | Published: 2018-09-21

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With t......

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Nordic Environmental Footprint Conference - From theory to market conditions
Event | Event starts: 2018-09-18

Could environmental footprints be a game-changing policy tool in the future? At the conference you learn about the new approach and how it may become a market standard for environmental communication ......

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The winners of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ challenge prize address different stages of marine littering
Press release | Published: 2018-09-14

The goal of the ‘Meriroskahaaste’ marine litter challenge prize was to find solutions to decrease the amount of litter ending up in the Baltic Sea. The winning trio – Paptic Ltd, VTT’s PlastBug team, ......

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How does society need to change?
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Transition to circular economy All economic activity should be based on circular economy. The circular economy is an economic model in which more goods are not constantly produced. Tra...

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Transition to circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

All economic activity should be based on circular economy . The circular economy is an economic model in which more goods are not constantly produced. Instead of ownership, consumption is based on t......

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change? > Transition to circular economy
We need strict targets for reducing emissions
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Finland has committed itself to the Paris Agreement aimed at limiting the warming of the climate to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. The aim is an ambitious one and it requires a rapid curbing of emission g......

Finland and sustainable well-being > How does society need to change? > We need strict targets for reducing emissions
Well-being within the limits of global capacity
Content page | Published: 2018-09-13

Sustainable development can only be implemented if there is respect for planetary boundaries . They define the possibilities under which societies can seek well-being. The economy as part of a socia......

Finland and sustainable well-being > Sustainable well-being remains a distant goal > Well-being within the limits of global capacity
Experimentation culture in Finland - Lessons learned, systemic operations model and recommendations
Project | Published: 2018-03-01

Promoting experiments and experimentation culture is one of the main means how Prime Minister Sipilä’s Government Programme is renewing society and procedures of different sectors, as well as indu...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Experimentation culture in Finland - Lessons learned, systemic operations model and recommendations
Elaboration of the National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) 2030 (ISO 2030)
Project | Published: 2018-02-26

The aim of the project is to prepare Finland’s National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) 2030 in order to reduce the negative health and environmental impacts caused by air pollution. The Nati...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Elaboration of the National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) 2030 (ISO 2030)
Promotion of sustainable circular bioeconomy in North Karelia
Project | Published: 2018-01-22

The collaborative project of Finnish Environment Institute and Natural Resources Institute Finland during years 2018-2019 primarily targets at developing sustainable business models for actors in cir...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Promotion of sustainable circular bioeconomy in North Karelia
Managing chemicals and material cycles
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

In sustainalble circular economy it is important to reduce the use of hazardous substances throughout entire product’s life cycle. Click picture to open larger image. ©SYKE Material ......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Managing chemicals and material cycles
Projects related to circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

Project examples CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland Requalifying matter: nutrient recycling, pollution control and the shifting economies of fertilisation (QUMARE) ......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Projects related to circular economy
Publications about circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

Examples of our latest publications Dahlbo, H. et al. 2018. Turning waste into secondary materials on the way towards a circular economy.  EPA Network, Interest Group on Gren and Cir......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Publications about circular economy
Circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

The circular economy is about to replace the linear economic system that is based on consuming materials and discarding them after use. The circular economy involves a reduction in the consumption of...

Research & Development > Circular economy
Water in circular economy
Content page | Published: 2018-01-02

As a system, circular economy aims at resolving global, regional and local sustainability issues of which availability of clean fresh water is of great essence. Click picture to open large......

Research & Development > Circular economy > Water in circular economy
Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Press release | Published: 2017-12-08

A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goa......

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Research & Development > Ecosystem services > Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
Bio-based and biodegradable plastic materials in the marine environment (UBINAM)
Project | Published: 2017-12-05

Plastic litter pollution of marine environments is a widely recognized environmental problem. The plastic pollution ultimately stems from extensive and ever-increasing use of plastic materials...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Bio-based and biodegradable plastic materials in the marine environment (UBINAM)
TRANSCIRC - Transition Pathways Towards Circular Economy
Project | Published: 2017-11-23

  Transition to a circular economy is seen as an essential condition to respond to the challenge of the sustainable use of natural resources in the future. The Transition Pathways To...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > TRANSCIRC - Transition Pathways Towards Circular Economy

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