Multidisciplinary ValueBioMat research project has been granted continued funding from the Strategic Research Council, established within the Academy of Finland. It studies how the whole value chain of plastic production and use could be made more sustainable. The Faculty of Law at the University of Lapland is one of the project partners, together with Aalto University, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
It received funding of
2,000,810 euros for another three years' period during 2022–2025. The
funding for the University of Lapland's project package, led by
the Director of the LTDT Research Group, Professor Rosa Maria Ballardini, is 283,334 euros. In addition to Professor Rosa Maria Ballardini, the research team
studying the legislative and policy actions includes Postdoctoral
Researchers Anette Alén-Savikko, Jenna Päläs and Juha Vesala, and Researchers Emmanuel Salami, Corinna Casi and Mikko Kaunisvaara.
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