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Finnish material flow analysis and scenario work on the use of natural resources in support of circular economy agreement

The aim of the project is to promote the capacity to monitor the objectives of the Strategic Programme for Circular Economy and to strengthen the knowledge base of various actors (industry association...

WasteLess Karelias

The project tackles littering and improves waste management in rural villages in North Karelia, Finland, and the Karelian Republic, Russia. We encourage and support local residents, authorities and co...

Leveraging sustainability transformation (LEVERAGE)

LEVERAGE project aims to identify and showcase various systemic changes that support the impact of SYKE research on sustainability transformation. In the project, potential leverage points on sustaina...

Bioassays as tools for assessing the safety of sewage sludge-based fertilizer use - harmful substances and microplastics under observation (BIOLTA)

The aims of this project are - Identifying the most appropriate bioassay methods to investigate the adverse effects of sewage sludge-based fertilizers - Examining the concentrations, bioavailability...

Digitally mediated decarbon communities in energy transition DigiDecarbon

Consortium project funded by the Academy of Finland focusing on twin transitions of green and digital transition dynamics in society. The project focuses on diverse types of energy communities in the ...

CircVol 2 6Aika project: Utilization of high-volume side streams and masses of soil in cities

The project encourages reusing and utilizing recycled materials in civil and urban construction. The aim is to save valuable and finite natural resources and to reduce the carbon footprint in civil co...

Baltic Sea Pharma Platform (BSR Pharma)


Developing pilot accounts for marine, freshwater and urban ecosystems and packaging materials (ENVECOPACK)

ENVECOPACK is a two-year research project financed by Eurostat and led by Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in partnership with Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Using System of Environme...

Biodegradable plastic polymers in ocean coastal waters – degrader communities and their enzymes (BIPOD)

BIPOD project investigates the degradation rates of bioplastics and the biofilm community formation, functional strategies and degradation enzymes of marine microbes in four different sites in coastal...

Circular Design Network (CircDNet)

The main objectives of the CircDNet-project are: to enable circular design and new transformative concepts via data, knowledge and system understanding, to bring scientific data to industrial and comm...

Evaluation of the environmental effects of piping materials used in buildings

SYKE investigated the environmental impact and potential harmfulness of pipe materials used in buildings, mainly plastic and copper. No piping material was found to cause adverse health effects.

From Marine Ecosystem Accounting to Integrated Governance for Sustainable Planning of Marine and Coastal Areas - MAREA

The main goal of the project is to provide a framework that integrates marine ecosystems with the concept of environmental accounting. This approach enables analysing the complex impacts of human acti...

Vitality from the Kainuu Lakes to the Gulf of Bothnia - Oulujoki watershed vision 2035 (ARVOVESI)

The project aims to combine the priorities of water management, hydroelectric power, fishery, land use and economy, and to produce a joint development model for the entire region. The outcomes of the ...

Towards arsenic safe drinking water in Nepal (NeAs)

The aim of NeAs project is to improve the capacity of DWSSM to guide and support the water supply actors in arsenic mitigation in Nepal.

Circular Economy and product policy instruments (KITUPO)

The project analyses the possibilities for further developing the ecodesign principles and extended producer responsibility as well as the use of other potential product policy instruments to promote ...

Microplastics in agricultural soil – Sources, effects and reduction (MicrAgri)

The aim of the project is to identify the main sources of microplastics in agricultural soil, to evaluate the impacts of microplastics and substitute materials in soil, to find suitable methods for st...

Sustainable textile systems: Co-creating resource-wise business for Finland in global textile networks (FINIX)

The Finix project will co-create new textile business in Finland in ways that promote global sustainable development.

Blue Platform

The purpose of the project is to collect and modify the data and knowledge produced in different blue bioeconomy projects in the Baltic Sea Region to an easy-to-use format into interactive webpages to...

Towards Eco-Welfare State: Orchestrating for Systemic Impact (ORSI)

The ORSI research project develops steering practices that enable the transformation to a Finnish eco-welfare state with ecologically effective and societally legitimate measures.

Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions (Canemure)

Canemure, the Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities and Regions -project implements practical measures for climate change mitigation during a six year period, from 2018 to 2024. Alongside practical cl...

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