The first tip is to reduce the amount of waste and the second tips is to recycle.
REDUCE WASTE AND RECYCLE
Avoid disposable dishes, food tastes better served on ceramic plates.
Reduce the amount of food waste produced at your lodgings and restaurants – when dining at buffets, only take as much food as you can eat.
Buy goods, not just packages. Avoid products that have been overpacked and politely refuse unnecessary plastic bags.
When you leave on a trip, pack your lunch in durable, reusable containers or reusable bags.
There are many waste collection points in Levi. Take a look at the map and check which Eco-point is the closest. Paper, glass and metal can all be put to proper use.
Batteries have to be placed in the appropriate battery collection boxes you can find at the supermarkets, old or left over medical drugs and broken mercury thermometers need to be returned to the pharmacies.
When hiking clean paper and cardboard can be burned in the campfires, but please do not place other other waste in the fire.
In Finland, every time a person buys a beverage in a bottle or can, they pay a deposit of 15 to 40 cents. The system covers alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and bottled water, in aluminum cans, glass bottles and bottles made from PET plastic. You can return all bottles and cans at the return machines found at the supermarkets. The return machines are easy to use and when you present the receipt to the store’s cashier, they give you cash back or deduct the bottle-return money from your purchase.
All returned containers are recycled, or the materials are reused. Recycling bottles and cans conserves energy and raw materials, and reduces litter in cities and wilderness areas.
The Eco-points are located at the bottom of the Levi Front slopes, next to the Tourist Information, at Nuottirakka, behind the S-Market, at Lämpötie and at Poronportti.
At bottom of Front slope, Hissitie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
Nuottirakka, Nuottitie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
S-Market Levi, Leviraitti 18 (at the back parking lot): plastic, cardboard, glass and metal
Lämpötie: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
Teboil Poronportti/Petrol Station, Tunturitie 2: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
Levi Tourist Information, Myllyjoentie 2: glass, metal, paper and mixed waste
The Eco-points of Kittilä village area at Kittilä Neste, Pakatintie junction, Ansatie parking area and Nilitie, opposite the Levi-Institute.
Take the following wastes to the Eco-points
SMALL METALS: clean food tins, foils, aluminium papers and pans, metal caps, beverage tins, candleholder foils, small metal containers (pots, frying pans, baking sheets), discarded small tools, completely empty paint tins (remember to remove the lid from the tin)
GLASS: Glass bottles and jars (rinse and remove the lids)
PAPER: All paper that comes through the post: newspapers, magazines, advertisements, brochures, envelopes and copy paper
CARDBOARD should be taken to the separate cardboard container at the back parking place at S-Market.
PLASTIC should be taken to the separate plastic container at the back parking place at S-Market.
Our tips for your responsible holiday
Taking care of the environment is a natural part of everything we do and we carry our own responsibility of the wellbeing of our fell.
There are numerous companies in Levi that have already obtained an environmental management certification, and many companies are currently on the pathway to obtaining an environmental management certification.
You have just arrived at a comfortable hotel room or a pleasant cottage. Get into the holiday mood and easily save energy and water!
How about getting some physical exercise and seeing local sights and other places of interest at the same time?