Finland is a country famous for its breakthrough projects on combating climate change and depletion of natural resources. Finland knows how to dispose 90% of waste. At present, experts are ready to offer a solution for the secondary use of textiles - it was invented in one of the Finnish universities. Cleantech technologies will be presented at EXPO-2017 in Astana.

 

Karaganda residents Elmira and Zhansaya are first year students of the University of Applied Sciences. They went to study in Finland because they knew that the country is the leader in education. The students will work in Finnish pavilion in Expo 2017 in Astana. They will tell about the way of life in Suomi. This approach will let Kazakh people to understand more about Finnish culture.

 

ELMIRA SARBASSOVA, STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, JYVASKYLA:

- There are many people from Germany, Brazil, the Philippines, and Finland, of course. A very large number of countries and different people, culture, values - all this is very interesting for us.

 

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is a part of the Kazakh-Finnish Educational and Innovative Community. This community specializes in research and development of technologies in various fields. One of the priorities of the consortium today is the transition to re-circular economy, that is, to the repeated use of materials.

 

KATI MANSKINEN, RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION DIRECTOR, LAHTI UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES:

- Currently, we recycle about 94% of waste and reuse it again. Only 6% is dumped in landfills. The task is to optimize the utilization, for instance, of plastic. Its secondary consumption is in burning it and using as fuel. But we are working on making plastic a secondary raw material. Everyone wants to process textiles repeatedly, and we have such technology, we invented it.

 

One of the Finnish companies will present its latest development at Expo 2017 in Astana. This is antibacterial furniture. They will demonstrate an armchair called ‘hugs’. The antibacterial furniture is young designers’ competition winner’s project launched ahead of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s Independence

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