Countries of the world

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This page is for accumulating country information of specific usefullness for Consumerium Services. Also this page serves the purpose of forming a Country template for use in Content Wiki once we figure out what information can be reliably collected.

See w:List of countries for general information on countries of the world.


Here be the current skeleton


Africa[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

w:Mauritania has the highest prevalence of w:slavery in the world despite passing an anti-slavery law in 2007 after sizable international pressure. Read more in w:Slavery in Mauritania.

South Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

China[edit]

Workers' rights in China[edit]

Trade unions are forbidden by law in China according to the Finnish media.

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • "Earth Reforesting System" - not sure if this is going to work, but, at least they started with mediawiki, so maybe they are just waiting for others to chip in, just like Consumerium did. Mostly in Japanese.

New Zealand[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

South Korea[edit]

Workers' rights in South Korea Apparently the workers' situation in South Korea is terrible. There are reports of trade union activists commiting suicide to attract attention to the workers' rights situation in South Korea. see Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) web site for more information

South Korea has probably the longest workweeks in all the developed world with 6-day weeks with 44 hours average working time. There have been rumours that South Korea will be switching to 5-day working week in 2005 but there is yet no confirmation on whether this is true.

Turkmenistan[edit]

w:Turkmenistan has a sizeable w:forced labour problem in their w:cotton industry.


Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cyprus[edit]


Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Yes[edit]

Consumer empowerment and activism efforts in Finland[edit]

Help for consumers in Finland[edit]

Finnish labels[edit]

Be vegan in Finland[edit]

Buy local in Finland[edit]

Reducing, reusing and recycling in Finland[edit]

Getting used things to someone that needs them in Finland[edit]

  • https://store.emmy.fi/ - online webshop for selling and buying 2nd hand clothes.
  • https://kiertonet.fi/ - an auction place intended for the public sector
  • https://rekki.fi/ - buy and sell brand-name 2nd hand clothes
  • https://tise.com/ - buy and sell 2nd hand clothes, a web and mobile apps by Tise AS. Also available in a few other countries
  • https://www.tori.fi/ - an online marketplace that can be used via web or smartphone app.
  • https://vahankaytetty.fi/ - online 2nd hand market. If you want to sell items (mostly clothing) you can send them to vahankaytetty.fi and they take care of selling and mailing the products to the buyers.
  • https://zadaa.co/ - a Finnish online 2nd hand marketplace that works via smartphone app. Also in Denmark and Germany.

Sharing economy in Finland[edit]

Recycle in Finland[edit]

Billing services in Finland (for individuals)[edit]

  • e-tunnus.fi[1st seen in 2] by Suomen e-tunnus Oy. The company was founded in Tampere in June 2013[2]. Affiliated with Visma and uses their services and has C/O address at Visma Services. Commission unknown.
  • Finjob.fi by Finjob Oy. Founded in Kuopio in May 2017.[3] Commission 3,23 %
  • Floy.fi by FLOY OY. Founded in Espoo in May 2016[4] Commission 4,0%
  • Keikkalasku.fi by Parage Oy (under auxiliary business name Suomen Keikkalasku Oy) contains salary simulator. Founded in Helsinki in February 2018.[6] No commisssion. Price based on 5€ or 10€ fee per billing.
  • Laskuttamo.com by Laskuttamo Oy, founded in Vantaa in September 2020.[7] Commission 3-4%
  • Pooli.fi by Laskutuspalvelu Pooli Oy. Founded in February 2020.[10] Commission 5% + additional service fee 2,8% and social security insurancefee 1,53%
  • Uuras.fi kevytyrittäjäpalvelu by Suomen GTM Osuuskunta[14]. Suomen GTM Osuuskunta was founded in Helsinki in July 2018. Auxiliary business name Kevytyrittäjäpalvelu Uuras registered in October 2020. Commission 4% + aditional fee 2,5% which which includes health insurance, operational liability insurance and occupational accident insurance.

Tutorials and comparisons of billing services for individuals

  • https://uusityo.fi/ is the industry trade association of the billing services providers that claims that its members comprise 95% of the revenua in the industry

Wikipedia articles about things in Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Inventions: Printing press, intermodal public transport route planner

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]


Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]


Malta[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? YES

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]


Recycling in the UK

North and Middle America[edit]

Canada[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined

Haiti[edit]

Registered companies searchable in Internet? Not determined, highly unlikely

Ecological questions

Mexico[edit]

USA[edit]

  • Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER.org) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts and is provided by the Federal Judiciary. If a PACER user quarterly usage is $30 or less, the bill will be waived.
  • https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/ - The Open Payments Search Tool is used to search payments made by drug and medical device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals.

Reusing services in the USA

South America[edit]

Argentina[edit]

  • https://ecomo.com.ar/ - a commercial site that offers help on how to manage issues digitally in Argentina

Brazil[edit]


References[edit]

  1. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2783598&tarkiste=7EE937A5DA3A5C7EE7E6268D4AC817C2673AED9E
  2. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2454421&tarkiste=19FAAD7891C2A9302BA9641D05F7CE645D9D5F1B
  3. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2415642&tarkiste=340AC6D18E3AEAA07C4B32B6C70C39C0F5749BF7
  4. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2623650&tarkiste=84A7AA0309B5C43870BFA78B4D8B77384DD8E205
  5. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2659659&tarkiste=455558B70654CB589C440CF72C49933F9D0F3214
  6. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2724941&tarkiste=25C6C4775EE7DE97E77FA7EDB8B703CAF9798A59
  7. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2945830&tarkiste=2D42FC4334BFB82969331409787DE1CC115808E4
  8. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2201216&tarkiste=3039B40A584675BEC12BDA9EE34CC1DD272EF1C8
  9. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2319784&tarkiste=8D1E0FB2579140F5C70700B7FFAACA23299A4920
  10. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2907991&tarkiste=7C25A476DA2C93461AA5522B9AC6892E33941AA3
  11. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2453264&tarkiste=EC9F848B484DBED1750C7A12C3395EE311301010
  12. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2689347&tarkiste=1963854700184F5D5CB08A5CEC1F843613502CE7
  13. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2928012&tarkiste=E6DBDD4637C1EB10FBFBD38DF7BB5EBAF788105D
  14. https://tietopalvelu.ytj.fi/yritystiedot.aspx?yavain=2757847&tarkiste=5AAEF67241E2F85BE25530AFCF34FCC2048CB0D9

1st seen in[edit]

  1. a Finnish Facebook group "Eettinen, ekologinen ja vastuullinen muoti" [1] concentrated on ethical and ecological wear
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 https://omapaja.fi/laskutuspalvelut-vertailussa/

History[edit]

  1. formerly known as freekevytyrittaja.fi

External links[edit]