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WasteLess Karelias

Project
Finished 01.12.2018 - 31.08.2022

Funders

Main funder

Karelia CBC

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The project is funded by Karelia CBC-programme. The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland (coordinator), Association for Rural Culture and Education (MSL), Insitute of Economics of the Karelian Research Center (IoE) and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).

WasteLess Karelias addresses the problem of littering and insufficient waste management facilities in rural villages in North Karelia and the Karelian Republic. We encourage and support local residents, authorities and companies to improve their waste management system and the rural living environment. We explore local waste situation and the perceptions, knowledge and potentials of waste prevention and recycling. WasteLess Karelias organises local waste management workshops, clean up events, cross border school competition and a Trash-Art Festival. Additionally, WasteLess allows to study local waste situation in rural environments through a participatory lense.

Cooperation

  • Insitute of Economics of the Karelian Research Center, Petrozavodsk, Russia

  • Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

  • Association for Rural Culture and Education (MSL)