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  • Simple Rules for Being More Eco-Friendly

    So, you want to start doing your bit for the planet but don’t know where to start? Here are seven simple steps you can take today to decrease your carbon footprint.


  • Eco-Friendly Holidays: A Festive Checklist by ITMO.GREEN

    The winter holidays are a great time to do all the things you’ve been putting off, take a trip, spend time with loved ones, or simply chill out. But how do you do it while keeping your carbon footprint to the minimum? ITMO.NEWS and Ekaterina Kukhtenko, the head of the student club ITMO.GREEN, have prepared a checklist to help you plan your winter holidays and make them more eco-conscious.


  • Second Life: 5 Russian Upcycling Brands

    From indestructible bags to Frankenstein-like sweaters, Russian brands are finding ways to turn recycled materials into eco-friendly fashion statements. Here’s our top pick of local companies that contribute to sustainable development without losing their style.


  • Crash Course: Recycling in St. Petersburg

    Did you ever want to change the world for the better but felt too small to matter? It’s high time to leave these thoughts in the past. Your daily choices can be humanity's path to a brighter future. Want to find out how to add your two cents?


  • ITMO Scientists Propose Technology for Producing Fish Oil and Collagen From Herring Skin

    The project will make it possible to turn scraps from herring fillet production into valuable products that can be used in the food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. A major fish-processing company has already shown interest in the technology.


  • Urban Studies Experts from ITMO and University of Helsinki Win Kone Foundation Grant

    As part of the grant, researchers from ITMO and their colleagues from University of Helsinki will implement a comparative study of recycling practices in St. Petersburg and Helsinki.


  • Break Down by Atoms: Obsession-Free Eco-Lifestyle and Space Explorations

    Every month, the Break Down by Atoms popular science talk show by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy brings together all kinds of people who enjoy exploring the world of science. As always, several experts from entirely different fields give short talks on a common topic – the first event in 2021 was dedicated to balance.


  • Reject All Labels: ITMO Master’s Student Finds Way to Make PET Plastic Production Eco-Friendly

    Ulyana Gabysheva, a graduate of the Laser Micro- and Nanotechnologies Bachelor’s program, has joined forces with a major PET plastic bottle manufacturer to develop a laser engraving method that will make it possible to abandon the use of labels and increase the effectiveness of the plastic recycling process.


  • Business Model Canvas Week: Students from Russia, Finland, and Germany Join Forces on Sustainable Business and Recycling

    Business Model Canvas Week at ITMO University is now over. This year, it was dedicated to sustainable business and recycling. Experts from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) have organized an intensive program on the model for the third year in a row. The event was held as part of First+ program for Russian-Finnish educational cooperation. Read on to find out how it went, what cases the participants solved and what they gained thanks to the course.


  • Bones and All: ITMO’s Food Biotechnologies Researchers Propose New Zero-Waste Fish Consumption Technologies

    Zero-waste consumption is one of today’s biggest trends in a diverse range of industries. The abscence of waste material increases profitability, creates new jobs, and reduces environmental impact. Now, ITMO University researchers are proposing a number of technologies that would make it possible to manufacture useful products with high surplus value from the parts of fish that usually tend to go unused. We paid a visit to one of the laboratories at Lomonosova St. 9 to find out the uses for fish skins and how aquaculture waste can become useful.