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Circular economy in Riihimäki

This is the circular economy

The circular economy is an economic model in which more goods are not constantly produced, but consumption is based on using services instead of owning them: sharing, renting and recycling. In the end, the materials are not destroyed, but new products are created over and over again. In a circular economy, products are used for a long time - they are repaired and finally their materials are used in the manufacture of new products. In this case, the amount of waste is reduced to a minimum and the consumption of virgin raw materials is minimal.

Get to know the events of Circular Economy Week

Riihimäki's circular economy week highlights the various aspects of the circular economy, brings information about the circular economy and the opportunities it creates to residents and businesses, and offers all interested parties the opportunity to organize their own circular economy-themed event.

Come and participate, you can find more information about all the events below!

  • Riihimäki circular economy week will be organized for the third time on April 15-21.4.2024, XNUMX. The purpose of the week is to highlight the circular economy and increase awareness of both the various aspects of the circular economy and the circular economy operators located in Riihimäki.

    In the Riihimäki city library (Kauppakatu 16) you can leave your wish for participatory budgeting in tools purchased with 1000 euros. Tools can be borrowed later with a library card, once the tools have been acquired. You can also buy library clearance books cheaply. The library has a permanent book exchange shelf where you can bring or take reading home.

    Riksula has a circular economy program on several days. Meeting point Riksula is located on the street level of the Matkakeskus at Eteläinen Asemakatu 2.

    • On Monday, April 15, from 12 to 14 p.m., we will get to know the loan companies and the items to borrow. The Riihimäki region's Martat, OmaisOiva, Riihimäki city library's goods lending office, the Astronomical Society and Kanta-Häme Bone Association's Riihimäki club are participating.
    • On Monday from 14:15 to XNUMX:XNUMX, there will be a circular economy week quiz.
    • On Tuesday, the city's environmental expert Jenni Takala will visit the Kulttuurin pärelli club from 10.30:11.30 to XNUMX:XNUMX.
    • On Thursdays from 12:14 pm to XNUMX:XNUMX pm in connection with the Levyraad, CDs are recycled on a bring-it-or-leave-it basis.

    Doing business at the recycling center is a practical act of circular economy every day. Bring the goods for circulation or make discoveries. During the circular economy week, the Riihimäki city recycling center's store (Sakonkatu 4) has changing offers on different goods. Continue the life cycle of goods and at the same time you reduce the purchase of new goods. The store is open normally on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. At the weekend, the recycling center is closed.

    The city depot's recycling point (VO Mäkinen katu 2) is open during circular economy week during normal opening hours on Monday 8 a.m. to 18 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 15.30:8 p.m. and Friday 13.30 a.m. to XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. You can bring household hazardous waste (formerly hazardous waste), electrical and electronic waste and metal scrap to the collection point free of charge.

    In Riihimäki elementary schools, audits are organized during the circular economy week, which examine the implementation of certain aspects of the circular economy in the school environment and record development needs and deviations. With the results of circular economy audits, schools develop their operations in a more environmentally responsible direction.

    During the week of the event, the circular economy theme is also visible in the city in the bulletins, Facebook ja Instagram. Welcome to dive into the world of the circular economy!

The circular economy can be seen in many ways in Riihimäki

In Riihimäki, the circular economy can be seen in many places as part of everyday life. Here are some examples:

  • In every school the circular economy is a part of the teaching with the help of local curricula and teachers responsible for the circular economy.
  • In the library in addition to a wide selection of books, there is a sports and camping equipment loan shop as well as loanable season tickets.
  • There are numerous circular economy companies and their cooperation works The #RiiCycle network.

Riihimäki belongs to the Fisu network, whose ambitious goals are zero waste, zero emissions and globally sustainable consumption. The circular economy is a significant means of achieving these goals.

In Riihimäki's environmental policy, sustainable consumption of natural resources and circular economy are one of the five goals of resource wisdom. The goals for 2030 include:

  • keeping natural resources diverse and vibrant
  • sustainable level of procurement and consideration of life cycle effects
  • reducing the amount of waste and increasing the recycling rate
  • reducing the environmental load.

You can familiarize yourself with the environmental policy Resource wise in the Riihimäki section.

More information

Coordination of the city's environmental system work, reporting and environmental training, circular economy and resource wisdom work, stakeholder cooperation and environmental communication