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Here's why one city in Finland is turning to its sewers to achieve net zero

A wastewater treatment plant is helping Turku, Finland's oldest city, to reach its net-zero goal. Image: Unsplash/Ivan Bandura

Alister Doyle

Writer, Reuters

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Minna Arve, mayor of the Finnish city of Turku.
Minna Arve, mayor of the Finnish city Turku, says the municipality is on track for carbon neutrality by 2029. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Alister Doyle

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Low-quality textiles are being recycled into products like floor tiles in Turku, Finland. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Alister Doyle
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The Kakola wastewater plant in Turku, Finland. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Alister Doyle

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