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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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Microlitter – a challenge for wastewater treatment plants
Press release | Published: 2018-05-15

M.Sc. Julia Talvitie’s doctoral dissertation indicates that wastewater treatment plants function well for microlitter removal, but the environmental burden caused by microlitter could still be reduced......

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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...

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Targeted methods for increasing recycling – economic impacts and feasibility (KEIKKA 2)
Project | Published: 2017-07-10

The recycling rate for municipal solid waste (MSW) has remained close to 30 percent despite many measures taken. In 2015 the computation methods for statistics on MSW were adjusted, and the most rece...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Targeted methods for increasing recycling – economic impacts and feasibility (KEIKKA 2)
CIRCWASTE - Towards Circular Economy in Finland
Project | Published: 2017-04-13

CIRCWASTE is a seven-year LIFE IP project that promotes efficient use of material flows, waste prevention and new waste and resource management concepts. All actions contribute to implementing the na...

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Plastic waste pathways into the Baltic Sea - BLASTIC
Project | Published: 2016-02-11

      Litter is one of the most broadly spread environmental pres...

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LCA of waste-based biofuels and wood waste (JälkiPuu)
Project | Published: 2015-01-09

Project description  The aim of the project is to find out, which waste fractions are used as raw materials of biofuel production in Finland. The LCA will be done for the selected waste fra...

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Plastic found to account for the majority of marine microlitter accumulating in the food chain
Press release | Published: 2013-12-02

Researchers at the Finnish Environment Institute have successfully for the first time demonstrated that microplastics are transferred in the marine food web. The study also provided additional support......

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Algae from Waste for Combined Biodiesel and Biogas Production (ALDIGA)
Project | Published: 2013-04-11

Project description The main goal was to design and validate a new integrated concept of biowaste-to-energy based on algae and biogas production. The aim was to develop a process requirin...

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Hydropower production strategies: impacts on emissions and windfall profits
Project | Published: 2013-04-15

Project description In this project we utilize a long-run oriented Real-Time Price based simulation model to analyze the strategic behavior of hydropower producers in the Nordic electricity mark...

Research & Development > Research and development projects > Projects > Hydropower production strategies: impacts on emissions and windfall profits
The importance of building materials in the environmental impacts of construction
Project | Published: 2013-04-02

Project description The main objective of the project is to establish a general view of environmental impacts caused by building materials during their whole life cycle. Also the importan...

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