The World Circular Economy Forum – WCEF2021

On September 13-15, 2021, an online event dedicated to the closed – loop economy, the World Circular Economy Forum – WCEF2021, will be held.

The forum will focus on changes at the system level or "changes in the rules of the game" necessary to accelerate the transition to a closed-loop economy.

WCEF2021, held virtually from Canada on September 13-15, will offer three days filled with information, ideas and examples of the closed-loop economy.

The forum will include a virtual exhibition platform to highlight solutions and approaches to the closed-loop economy, as well as opportunities for establishing contacts from around the world!

On the website WCEF2021.com you can get acquainted with the program and the latest news. Registration via the link.

In St. Petersburg, they proposed to celebrate the "Neva Day"

Such a proposal was considered at a meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg‑St. Petersburg on July 9.

"The Neva is not only the main waterway of our city, but also a real decoration of St. Petersburg. She deserves her holiday. Petersburgers will approve of this", - Alexander Beglov supported the idea.

At the meeting of the council, the issues of environmental well-being of water bodies in the territory of St. Petersburg were also considered and the ways of their recovery. In particular, the participants discussed priority measures to stop the discharge of untreated wastewater into water bodies.

The journal "Society and ecology", as well as on the official website of the City Administration, published articles dedicated to the last meeting of the eco-council.

Meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg

On July 9, a regular meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held.
At the meeting, a proposal was made to create a working group on waste management in St. Petersburg. At the moment, proposals are being prepared to include members of the Environmental council in the working group being created.
Koroleva E.B. is included in the working group on waste management in the territory of St. Petersburg.

A meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held

On July 9, a meeting of the Environmental council under the Governor of St. Petersburg was held. The issues of maintaining the ecological well-being of water bodies on the territory of St. Petersburg were considered and ways to improve their health, as well as suggestions for organizing the "Neva Day".
It was decided to approve the idea of the "Neva Day" and prepare a draft proposal for its organization for the next meeting. In addition, it was decided to create a working group under the Environmental council "Waste management in St. Petersburg".

Opening of the ecological and educational museum "PRO garbage"

On July 16-18, 2021, the opening of the ecological and educational museum "PRO garbage" will take place in St. Petersburg.

One of the tasks is to change people's habitual view of garbage, "to form a culture of effective waste management for the future generation. To show the possibilities and solutions for the cost-effective and environmentally safe use of garbage as a valuable raw material for the production of finished products" (project manager, General Director of Synergy + Holding German Vladimirovich Khilchenko).

On the official website of the project promusorv.ru the following is specified:

  • The main functions of the project (Competence Center) "PRO garbage" are educational and integrating;
  • Through the implementation of the project, we: Demonstrate technologies for waste processing and production of finished products from secondary resources;
  • We attract business to the creation of waste processing plants;
  • We contribute to increasing the share of recycling of household (solid municipal) waste and reducing the volume of their disposal;
  • We introduce and spread the culture of economically efficient and environmentally safe use of garbage as a valuable raw material for the production of finished products;
  • We promote the formation of a comprehensive system of careful waste management in society, reducing the negative impact on the environment;
  • The Competence Center will also allow you to concentrate experts and information about industry innovations on its site.

The museum has its own peculiarities, it has a container architecture and at any time can move to any point in Russia, to an exhibition or an environmental event.

The organizers explain why this is necessary: "The unique design of the "PRO garbage" museum serves as an example of how to use things that have become unnecessary wisely. Even the walls of our exhibition demonstrate the possibilities of their effective use. The three-storey building of the museum, built from sea containers, is a spacious and comfortable exhibition complex, which has no analogues not only in Russia, but also in the world. The building can be disassembled into individual parts, like a constructor, transported to another place and reassembled".

The fourth meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of the Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT projects was held

On June 29, the fourth meeting of the group on interaction and cooperation of five projects was held: Cata3Pult, Cool4City, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program "South-Eastern Finland – Russia 2014-2020".

During the meeting, the upcoming events were discussed:

  • August 23-25, 2021 Food BioTech Conference at ITMO University in St. Petersburg (BBC1 project).
    Within the framework of this conference, a round table "Cooperation of science and business in the field of biotechnologies and closed economy projects South-Eastern Finland – Russia" will be held on August 23. The content of the event is currently being discussed and will be informed later on the BBC1 project website.
    We invite you to take part in this round table as a speaker / participant. All the current information about the conference is available on the official website of the Food BioTech Conference 2021 and on Facebook;
  • August 26, 2021 14:00-17:00 seminar-webinar "Implementation of the principles of circular economy in retail chains of St. Petersburg and Finland". Rational waste management, problems and solutions. The format of the round table. Simultaneous translation of Rus-Fin-Rus. Online participation is possible. More information later on the BBC1 project website;
  • September 2, 2021 webinar of the Cata3Pult expert group "Solutions for energy efficiency and heat recovery of the Earth for residential and public buildings from a business point of view". The program will be published in August 2021;
  • September 13-15, 2021 Future Energy Solutions conference in Lappeenranta (Cata3Pult project).
    On September 15, the conference will host a seminar on "Reducing the carbon footprint of residential buildings and social infrastructure buildings, mobility and logistics, as well as the efficiency of municipal waste management". Read more about this on the website;
  • On October 5, 2021, "Upcycle! The event "Circular Economy and Design" in Lappeenranta (LALAPETE project).