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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.

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Land use and building planning creates the preconditions for a high-quality and vital built environment. Well-planned land use and building solutions promote well-being, vitality and sustainable development.

Land use and building is regulated by legislation and steered by the authorities. The objective of such steering is to:

  • Create a healthy, safe and pleasant living environment which is socially functional and meets the needs of different population groups.
  • Ensure the high quality and energy efficiency of construction.
  • Make the urban structure more cohesive and compact, while promoting sustainable development.
  • Guarantee that everyone has the opportunity to participate in land use and building planning.
Published 2015-04-28 at 12:45, updated 2019-06-05 at 11:52