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Getting rid of the landfills – Finnish experience in building a waste management system

This site collects information on Finnish municipal, industrial and medical waste management practices, solutions and best technologies and services exploited and offered to global market. Our goal is to share experiences on do’s and dont’s in formulating a sustainable waste management system and base for circular economy.

Only 10 years ago Finland was dependent on its landfills. Now only 1 % of waste ends up there. This site shows how this transformation was done.

The content of the webpages was updated in 2022. The content of ”Biowaste and nutrient recycling” part was updated in December 2023. 


EastCham Finland

EastCham Finand promotes companies’  business and competitiveness in Central Asia and South Caucasus. EastCham is also preparing for the reconstruction of Ukraine together with companies.

EastCham carries out its mission by offering companies various services in the fields of  export promotion, training, information, and consultation. EastCham works in all fields of business and serves all customers. However, members receive some extra benefits: daily online information service (news, articles, analyses), discounts on EastCham products and services, advantages in promoting their business. Two thirds of EastCham members are small and medium-sized companies.

Eteläranta 10
FI-00130 Helsinki, Finland
Email: [email protected]

Ministry of the Environment of Finland

The Ministry of the Environment leads national efforts and encourages cooperation in promoting sustainable development, securing a good living environment, and safeguarding biodiversity for both current and future generations. In Finland, the responsibility for developing the waste legislation rests with the Ministry of the Environment.

Aleksanterinkatu 7
P.O.Box 35, 00023
Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Registry (office): +358 2952 50400
Fax: (09) 1603 9320

In cooperation

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