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WasteLess Karelias (KA5013)
Funded by Karelia CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

Improving cleanliness of rural village landscapes and people's physical living environment.

Main activities

• Awareness rising Activities: - Carry out waste clean-up events in target villages (school competitions and public community events) - Create and run WasteLess Karelias online tools - Organize WasteLess Karelias Trash Art Festival • Activities related to waste management facilities and training: - Train target groups in waste management (sorting workshops, education events) - Design and construct local waste sorting stations in target villages • Activities related to feasibility and needs for waste management: - Assess the potential to improve waste management in Karelian communities (feasibility analysis) - Assess visual littering in village landscapes - Assess local waste handling procedures (infrastructure, regulation, local practices) - Evaluate local perceptions on littering, waste sorting and awareness - Collect local experiences of littering and best practices of coping with waste • Developing collaborative WasteLess Action Plans with local target groups to identify and manage local waste reduction, sorting practices and recycling capacities.


Basic information




2018-12-01 - 2022-08-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

543 923 € / 489 531 €

Lead partner

University of Eastern Finland
Lead partner web-site


Maaseudun Sivistysliitto ry
Institute of Economics of the Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Finnish Environment Institute