From recycling to a circular economy The National Waste Plan 2030
Laaksonen, Johanna; Salmenperä, Hanna; Stén, Sirje; Dahlbo, Helena; Merilehto, Kirsi; Sahimaa, Olli (2018-05-31)
Ministry of the Environment
Julkaisusarja:The Finnish Environment 01en/2018
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The National Waste Plan is a strategic plan adopted by the Government laying down the objectives and measures for waste management and prevention in Finland to 2023. The target state to 2030 in the Waste Plan is: 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. The four key areas in the National Waste Plan are: construction and demolition waste, biodegradable waste, municipal waste, and waste electrical and electronic equipment. Detailed targets have been set for these key areas and measures are presented to reach the targets.