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Sorting of household waste in rural areas improved in North Karelia

© Reeta Rönkö

Press release 2022/12/5
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.

The significant role of volunteering in monitoring litter

Suomenlinnan Patterilahti
World heritage site Suomenlinna © The Governing Body of Suomenlinna

Press release 2022/5/5
The Finnish Rotary and the Governing Body of Suomenlinna are taking part in the monitoring and research work being carried out by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE on the quantities, types and sources of litter. The Rotary members are committed to counting and classifying all litter from Patterilahti, Susisaari in Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Helsinki.

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