Checkout for less with low emissions

When the doors open to Finland's Arctic Blue eco resort in 2022, guests will pay based on the environmental impact they make. The new hotel and resort is being developed by the Arctic Brands Group in the munic...

Sculpture demands circular response

It is hoped a sculpture built in Helsinki this week from plastic waste can inspire a circular response. Created by schoolchildren, the unveiling coincided with Finland's new presidency of the Council of the EU...

Sustainable Europe, Sustainable Future

Finland has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union with a pledge to progress ideas that tackle the climate crisis. The country features regularly on these pages, as an exemplar of su...

New wind tech a game changer

Finland's electricity needs could be met by wind energy thanks to the vastly improved efficiency of the technology, a new report suggests. The VTT Research Centre of Technology (VTT) paper points to the fact...

Startups pitch some very cool ideas

Startups from around the world have been pitching their ideas to potential investors while standing in a pool of icy water in the Baltic Sea. The Polar Bear Pitching platform is an annual competition held in...

Biofuels in generational shift

(FINLAND) Making biofuels without sacrificing valuable materials is a prime motivation for the industry. Innovators Magazine reported last year a research project in America that demonstrated the potentia...

Time to catch Finland’s circular bug

The first country to publish a roadmap on the circular economy is inviting the world to join it in acting sustainably. Finland is a proactive global actor in this area, creating and facilitating circular eco...

Summer events a clean air affair

Summer events in Finland were a clean air affair this year thanks to one of the country's circular economy champions. Neste supplied its Neste MY Renewable Diesel - produced from waste and residues - to prov...

Airport buses powered by waste

(FINLAND) Buses at Helsinki Airport are going to run on fuel made from waste and residues. Airport operator Finavia confirmed today that it will power 20 of its buses with Neste MY Renewable Diesel with m...

Finland thinks circular economy 24/7

(FINLAND) There is one country that generates a sustainable stream of stories on the circular economy - it's already pretty obvious we're talking about Finland. It has startups pioneering solutions on foo...