April 22-23, 2021 Case Challenge final

On March 11, 2021, the Tyreman Group and the ITMO University school of biotechnology and refrigeration launched an industrial symbiosis competition to better address the problem of using pig blood as the main resource for new production. It is planned to listen to the presentations of the ITMO University teams with their proposed solutions and vote for the best. Read more at the link.

Workshop on waste management

A training webinar on the Cata3Pult project on waste management via ZOOM with simultaneous translation from Russian to English is scheduled for May 25, 2021. Among the speakers - representatives of Rosprirodnadzor - the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, St. Petersburg ITMO University, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, etc. The webinar program is currently under development. The links will be sent to everyone, as well as posted on the portal ecoprofi.info and on social media.

Webinar on Smart and eco-friendly mobility

April 29, 2021 webinar on Smart and eco-friendly mobility of the Cata3Pult project. The webinar will be organized via Zoom. More information about the program and the registration form is available on the Great Reality network website.

Cata3Pult & LALAPETE organize an expert webinar

On April 27, 2021, Cata3Pult & LALAPETE will organize an expert webinar "Textile recycling - business in mind".
The webinar will be organized via ZOOM. For more information about the program and registration, visit the Green Net Finland website.

The First Baltic Circular Economy Forum in St. Petersburg

On April 22, the first Baltic Circular Economy Forum (BCEF) will be held in St. Petersburg.

The event is supported by the following projects of the CBC program 2014-2020 South-Eastern Finland - Russia: LALAPETE, Startup Connect and Twin Campus. Register via the link.

  • BCEF will open with a plenary session (10:00-11:45);
  • Then there will be a panel discussion and a session "NTI ECONET and industrial symbiosis ecosystems: a step towards a closed-loop economy?" at BCEF (12:00-14:00);
  • Cool4City project launch workshop at BCEF (14:00-16:00). Register for a link to participate online in ZOOM here;
  • "Green startups go Global" at BCEF (16:00-18:00) (in partnership with the Twin Campus project and the Ingria Business Incubator). The events in the BCEF Finland Hall can be found here.

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

On April 15, the second meeting of the interaction and cooperation group of five projects was held: Cool4City, Cata3Pult, BBC1, LALAPETE and CroBoDDIT of the cross-border cooperation program of South-Eastern Finland and Russia.

The idea to hold a joint meeting on five projects arose because the focus of these projects is waste management and the transition to a closed-loop economy. In this way, there is a natural and effective communication between projects.

During the second meeting, a discussion of upcoming events and publications was held:

  • On April 22, 2021, the first Baltic Circular Economy Forum (BCEF) will be held in St. Petersburg, where the:
    • panel discussion and forecast session "NTI ECONET and Industrial Symbiosis Ecosystems: a step towards a closed-cycle economy?" will take place at BCEF (12:00-14:00);
    • Cool4City project launch workshop at BCEF (14:00-16:00).
  • On April 27, 2021, Cata3Pult and LALAPETE are designing a webinar for experts "Textile recycling-Business in mind»;
  • April 29, 2021 web-seminar on smart and eco-friendly mobility of the Catapult project (More information about the program and the registration form are available on the GreenReality network website);
  • On May 25, 2021, a seminar on waste management (Among the speakers-representatives of Rosprirodnadzor-the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, St. Petersburg ITMO University, the Ministry of the Environment of Finland, etc. The webinar program is currently under development. The links will be sent to everyone, as well as posted on the portal ecoprofi.info and in social networks);
  • Training brochure on waste management in enterprises. (Currently, the Cata3Pult project is working on an educational brochure "Waste management in the enterprise: Russian and Finnish experience" (in Russian with an abstract in English). The brochure will be delivered to the printing house at the end of April, and the print run will be published in mid-May).

Participation in the webinar "Legal aspects of waste and secondary raw materials management in an apartment building"

On April 8, "Housing and Communal Services Control" held an online seminar on the topic: "Legal aspects of waste and secondary raw materials management in an apartment building" and which was attended by.

Sodom Mikhailovich Budatarov (head of the educational program of the IGSU RANEPA "Production and Consumption Waste Management", head of the laboratory of the IGSU RANEPA for the study of the financial, managerial and technological foundations of the closed-loop economy, founder and head of the expert group Wasteconsulting) made a presentation.

The concepts of "waste from the use of goods", "solid municipal waste" (SMW), "secondary raw materials" were highlighted, questions were raised about the need for widespread implementation of separate waste collection, as well as about the economic benefits of separate collection for all participants – residents, management companies and homeowners ' associations, processing enterprises. In his report, Sodnom Mikhailovich conducted a comparative analysis of the quality of secondary material resources during separate collection and sorting at landfill waste sorting complexes, which showed the absolute advantage of separate collection. The relations of the management companies with the regional operator, the issues of ownership of the SMW components were also discussed. In conclusion, a practical example of waste separation and reduction of SMW volumes in Sevastopol was given.

The speaker answered the questions of the seminar participants.
The maximum number of webinar participants is 43.
A recording of the webinar will be available on the YouTube channel.

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