Waste is a terrible thing to waste
RECYCLING HELPS to protect the environment and natural resources. It also promotes circular economy, which means that one person’s waste is the other person’s raw material. This way no new waste is produced.
It’s good to keep valuable materials in circulation as long as possible. The pipeline-based waste collection system collects biowaste, which is utilised to produce biogas, paper and cardboard, which are utilised as materials, and plastic packages, which are utilised to produce new plastic products. Mixed waste is incinerated to produce electricity and heat.
Recycling is a good deed for the environment and it requires everyone’s contribution. Small actions lead to big changes!
Less waste, more recycling
FINNISH WASTE LEGISLATION aims to reduce the amount of waste and to utilise all the materials. The European Union also talks about a resource-efficient Europe, where everything possible is utilised. Since 2014, mixed domestic waste that can’t be recycled has ended up in an incinerator plant instead of a landfill.
In 2016, a landfill ban on organic waste came into effect. As a result, sorting of biodegradable waste (biowaste, cardboard, paper, wood) and waste containing organic materials (textiles, plastic) has become more effective in Finland.