Waste is a terrible thing to waste
According to Statistics Finland, there was 2.5 million tons of community waste produced in 2010. About half of this waste volume was taken to waste disposal sites.
In Finland that year, the breakdown per person was 470 kilos – the biggest individual waste items were food and beverage, paper, board and cardboard. Some trends are visible: for example, the volume of paper and cardboard dropped 20% in comparison to previous year. On the other hand, the total volume of electrical appliances/electronics waste (50,000 tons) is now five times bigger than during the early years of the millennium.
Recycling is necessary, if one wishes to cope with the changing times – in a manner that is both smart and sustainable.