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LALAPETE – Upcycling innovations and environmental awareness

LALAPETE aims to bring positive change into the current situation in environmental awareness and circular economy. Aim is to change the current situation in environmental education and create educational material for kindergartens, schools and holiday homes.

Also, to research environmental awareness of the citizens and to organise international workshops, seminars and training events to increase the awareness of environmental protection, climate change mitigation and sustainable lifestyle.

In the field of circular economy, aim is to have cross border cooperation, share knowledge and make a road map for transition to the circular economy. In addition, the aim is to boost public opinion of products made of recycled materials, to show they are high-quality and exchange ideas of new products and services.

Lastly, to create joint information system for quick exchange of information on the topics mentioned above.

Work packages 

  1. Research on environmental awareness and behavior
  2. Action to raise the level of environmental awareness and behaviour
  3. Facilitating circular economy innovation processes and embracing SMEs, NGOs, artists and other creative actors to participate them
  4. Project management, facilitation, and communication

Specific objectives of the project

  1. To provide reliable and comparable data on environmental awareness and behaviour in Saint-Petersburg, Lappeenranta and Lahti.
  2. Action plan to promote sustainable environmental behavior in the partner cities, including concrete projects.
  3. Facilitating cross-border cooperation in the field of the circular economy.
  4. Establishment of joint information systems for quick exchange of information in environmental education and circular economy cooperation and facilitation of future cooperation.


City of Lappeenranta

Matti Pylkkö,, +358 40 7596692

St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development

Maxim Balanev,, +79219314842

St. Petersburg State Geological Unitary Enterprise

Olesia Taratenko,, +79313443781


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