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LoopLife was a youth exchange about circular economy. It took place in Helsinki, Finland 3-9 September 2019 and it included a public fair held in Kamppi in central Helsinki on the 7th of September.

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Aim & Objectives

The aim of LoopLife is to guide Nordic citizens towards circular economy. 


The objectives of LoopLife are that the participants:

1. collect information and document good practice about circular economy by doing local study visits, 2. disseminate information about circular economy by preparing and implementing a small-scale fair in central Helsinki, as well as by online visibility.

Local study visits

Before arriving to LoopLife the participants visited a company/organisation/institution in their home country (or in some cases another country). The task was to study how the object of their visit contributes to sustainable production and/or consumption. Here below follows descriptions of the visits.

Selcen´s study visit

Selcen visited a book store that aims to reduce paper consumption by selling also used books.

Nora´s study visit

Nora write about a mall for recycled items which is opening in 2019 in Finland,

Sveinn´s study visit

Sveinn interviewed a farmer in Iceland who has done various measures to make his farm more environmentally sustainable.

Hjördís´ study visit

Hjördís visited Festa which is a centre for corporate social responsibility. Their main goal is to educate companies, organizations and all types of organizational units about CSR and promote sustainability.

Kolbrún´s study visit

 Kolbún visited Sólheimar, which is a sustainable community with about 100 people who live and work together 

Gülru´s study visit

Gülru tell in her report about Grundig, which has the main purpose to raise awareness about using technology and energy more responsibly and efficiently.

Onur´s study visit

Onur visited the Ministry of Forestry in Turkey to find out what they do for sustainable development.

Rúna´s study visit

Rúna describes in her report how a tool library functions, how it contributes to the local community and how it benefits the environment.

Olav´s study visit

Olav reports about "Closing the loop" which is an initiative in the Netherlands that reuse metals from electronic trash dumped in Africa.

Heliine´s study visit

Heliine has at her study visit found out that the second hand store Uuskasutuskeskus donate things to schools and gatherings, so it has an impact also in this way on the local community.

Mari-Jaana´s study visit

Mari-Jaana has visited a charity shop in Estonia that receives its products from Sweden, and she critically evaluate the positive and negatives side of this kind of activity.

Dagbjört´s study visit

Dagbjört writes about the second hand shop Vesturafl, which in addition to ecological sustainability also contributes to social sustainability by employing people who otherwise have difficulties to find a job.

Roşan´s study visit

Roşan visited TEMA, which is working for make ecosystem better, by planting trees and making people aware of sustainability issues.

Ecenur´s study visit

Ecenur studied how ESER Co construct green buildings.

Vytautas´ study visit

Vytautas has studied the business model of a second hand shop in Lithuania.

Salvör´s study visit

Salvör has studied a non-profit fund which aims to reduce carbon footprints by planting trees in Iceland.

Kärt´s study visit

Kärt has studied how a second hand shop in Estonia contributes to circular economy.

Drífa´s study visit

Drífa has studied a company producing energi in Iceland.

Fatih´s study visit

Fatih has studied how a second hand shop in Turkey functions.

Guðrún Karen´s study visit

Guðrún Karen has studied how a school in Iceland can function in a sustainable way.

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