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Dissertation: Consumption data and carbon footprint calculators require support from our everyday environment to enhance changes in consumption

Press Release April 28 2021
Changing consumption patterns is essential for curbing environmental problems. Several applications have been developed to collect consumption data and calculate environmental impact. A new dissertation reveals that these alone will not generate change in consumption patterns. It is important that the change is supported by our everyday environment. Marja Salo, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, will defend her doctoral dissertation at the University of Helsinki on 5 May. 

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High-quality waste management solutions are prerequisite for preserving a safe and clean living environment. The video represents successes of Finland's waste management.

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CIRCnews - Finland towards circular economy: The Circwaste Newsletter 1/2021.
The transition to a circular economy requires regional data and quantitative targets for decision-making. The regions and municipalities emerge as key actors in facilitating a socially just transition towards a circular economy. Now published Circwaste interim report shows the results of the EU Life funded project so far.
"In this newsletter you will find out more about the Circwaste project and some of the recent highlights from our work", says Project Leader Tuuli Myllymaa from the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE.

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