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Local Governments Leading the change to tackle plastic waste in the Baltic Sea Region

Published: 21 February 2024
The BALTIPLAST project has set to document and analyze information on the varied solutions adopted or planned by local governments. The objective is to create a collection of best practices that promote the prevention and reduction of plastic waste.

Interreg BSR project BALTIPLAST is proceeding with efforts in single use plastic waste prevention

Published: 16 May 2023
The first general assembly of the BALTIPLAST project took place on 10-11 May in the picturesque city of Västerås, Sweden, bringing together 18 partner organizations dedicated to addressing the challenges of single-use plastic waste.

BALTIPLAST – project to reduce plastic kick-started in Riga

Published: 17 February 2023
Last year’s autumn came with good news, the project that UBC Sustainable Cities Commission is part of has been approved by the Interreg BSR, and we are glad to announce that the project BALTIPLAST dedicated to reducing single-use plastic waste was kicked off on 8-10 of February 2023 in Riga.

A forest in the city – a place for active recreation

Published: 7 December 2021
Forest in the middle of the Valmiera city is a green, safe and accessible destination for outdoor activities. Equipped with stormwater solutions and offering a drinking water tap, the forest area is not only a multifunctional outdoor space for citizens, but also an example of taking sustainability into account when planning the area development.

Future trends in sustainable energy production

Published: 3 December 2021
First, Erik Tellgren, vice president of Växjö Energi AB, shared Växjö’s ambitious efforts to reach climate neutrality by 2030 and eventually, climate positivity. Located in the middle of Southern Sweden, Växjö is known for its wooden buildings as the city is surrounded by forest. Because of this, bioenergy makes up a large part of the city’s energy production and the company Växjö Energi itself is already completely fossil free.

Valmiera – a new member of Sustainable Cities Commission

Published: 10 February 2021
Valmiera – the evergreen city