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Plastics are also used in building service components. © Ministry's photo bank, Mikko Törmänen

Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings

A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in individual buildings, however, is very small when compared to the other materials. Some of these plastics would be relatively easy to recycle or replace using other solutions. Read more 

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Arctic Council issues recommendations for environmental impact assessment procedures in Arctic areas

2019-05-17
The Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council, under Finland’s leadership, has prepared a report on good practices for environmental impact assessment in the Arctic region. The practices place particular emphasis on strengthening the engagement of Indigenous Peoples and other local inhabitants.

Ministry of the Environment investigates the use of plastics in buildings – ARA, Senate Properties and the University of Helsinki studying how to reduce the use of plastics in their construction projects

2019-04-05
A study by the Ministry of the Environment on the use of plastics in residential buildings and day-care centres reveals that plastics can be found in all parts of buildings. The amount of plastics in individual buildings, however, is very small when compared to the other materials. Some of these plastics would be relatively easy to recycle or replace using other solutions.

National Report on Biodiversity in Finland: Biodiversity still on the decline despite rigorous work

2019-03-29
Finland’s broad-based working group on biodiversity has approved the sixth national report on the conservation of biodiversity in Finland. According to the report, Finland has engaged in rigorous, well-coordinated work to halt the decline in biodiversity, but the changes in practices throughout society have not been sufficient. As a result, we will not reach our target of halting biodiversity loss in Finland by 2020.
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