National waste plan

The National Waste Plan of Finland for 2023 proposes the target state of waste management and prevention in 2030, detailed goals for 2023 and the measures required to fulfil these goals.

Objective state of waste management in line with the National Waste Plan

  1. High standard waste management is part of the sustainable circular economy.
  2. Material efficient production and consumption save natural resources and mitigate climate change.
  3. Volumes of waste have decreased from the present. Reuse and recycling have risen to a new level.
  4. Recycling market works well. Reuse and recycling create new jobs.
  5. Valuable raw materials present at low levels are also recovered from recycled materials.
  6. Material cycles are innocuous and less and less hazardous substances are used in the production.
  7. In the waste sector there is high-quality research and experiments and competence in waste issues is at a high level.

Key areas and the detailed targets set for each

1. Construction and demolition waste

  • Reducing the volume of construction and demolition waste.
  • Raising the material recovery rate of construction and demolition waste to 70%.
  • Increasing the material recovery of construction and demolition waste while managing related risks.
  • Achieving greater accuracy and correctness in statistics on construction and demolition waste.

2. Biodegradable waste

  • Halving food waste by 2030.
  • Recycling 60% of the biowaste included in all municipal waste generated.
  • Increasing the use of fertiliser products made from recycled raw materials and those are used to replace fertilisers made from virgin raw materials.

3. Municipal waste

  • Slowing down the growth of the volume of municipal waste relative to GDP
  • and achieving relative decoupling.
  • Recycling 55% of municipal waste.
  • Increasing the recycling of packaging waste (at least to the target level in the Waste Framework Directive).

4. Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)

  • Prolonging the lifespans of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and increasing their utilisation rate.
  • Reducing the share of WEEE in mixed waste and boosting its recycling.
  • Reclaiming and recycling critical raw materials and valuable materials in WEEE more effectively.
  • Removing harmful substances in WEEE from circulation.
  • Stepping up the supervision of the exports of used EEE and WEEE.
Published 2020-02-11 at 11:57, updated 2020-09-21 at 17:17
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