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Resource or risk? When it comes to reusing sewage sludge, attitudes matter

Reusing treated sewage sludge in agriculture can make sound economic and environmental sense. But as history shows, even the safest reuse technologies need to win over hearts as well as minds.

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Serious Game System for climate change adaptation

BONUS RETURN held its first annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 28th to 29th May 2018 to review the first year of the project.

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SWAT nutrient calibration and validation in Finnish Vantaanjoki catchment

BONUS RETURN held its first annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 28th to 29th May 2018 to review the first year of the project.

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"Ocean – Climate – Sustainability Research Frontiers": Science Conference in Berlin.
A systemic approach to circular innovations for phosphorous governance

BONUS RETURN held its first annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 28th to 29th May 2018 to review the first year of the project.

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Fyrisån River Basin

Located in south-eastern Sweden, Fyrisån is a tributary of lake Mälaren, which has its outlet through Stockholm into the Baltic Sea. Uppsala’s wastewater treatment plant discharges purified wastewater into the river, then water is pumped from Fyrisån and into the groundwater reservoir to replenish it.

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Q & A on Systematic Reviews and Systematic Maps

While there are growing calls for policy-making to reflect the scientific evidence, that evidence doesn’t always speak with one voice. Frequently, two studies seem to offer diametrically opposed answers to the same question. And it’s all too easy for bias to slip in when we’re selecting, weighing up and interpreting the literature…

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How is the term “ecotechnology” used in the research literature?

BONUS RETURN held its first annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 28th to 29th May 2018 to review the first year of the project.

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Vantaanjoki River Basin

The Vantaanjoki river basin flows through the Helsinki metropolitan area, where there are about 1 million inhabitants, before discharging into the Baltic Sea. Purified sewage waters from this region are discharged into the open sea area in the Gulf of Finland.

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1st Annual Meeting Review

BONUS RETURN held its first annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland from 28th to 29th May 2018 to review the first year of the project.

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Winners in Innovation Challenge selected

Innovative companies from Germany, Finland and The Netherlands have been successful in the competition.

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Finalists in the Baltic Sea Innovation Challenge

Four finalists with innovations addressing the reuse of nutrients and carbon are now nominated.

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Announcement of competition finalists

Four finalists have been selected in the recently concluded the Baltic Sea nutrients and carbon reuse challenge.

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EU competition for innovations in the Baltic Sea

The EU-funded BONUS RETURN project is offering pre-commercialization support

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How can Sweden bridge the gap between innovation and commercialisation in the Baltics?

The environmental destruction of the Baltic Sea continues to be a problem affecting 60 million people. There is a need to enable commercialisation and implementation of fair technologies that will contribute to win-win solutions for Sweden and the entire Baltic Sea region.

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Engaging cities and municipalities to clean up the Baltic Sea

BONUS RETURN participated in a ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of the first batch of cities in The Baltic Sea City Accelerator – a programme initiated by Race For The Baltic…

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Reducing emissions by turning nutrients and carbon into benefits

The BONUS RETURN project aims to identify and pilot economically and environmentally efficient technologies.

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BONUS RETURN kicks off

A new EU funded project aimed at turning waste into profit officially kicked off.