Amount of waste generated in 2020 remained almost unchanged from the previous year – caused by slight changes in the amount of waste from mining and quarrying and manufacturingrelease | Waste statistics 2020
According to Statistics Finland, close on 116 million tonnes of waste were generated in 2020. This is nearly the same as in the previous year, when the amount of waste had risen mainly due to waste from mining and quarrying. The volumes of waste in 2020 changed in different directions in different industries. The growth in the amount of waste was generated in mining and quarrying and in total amount of waste originating from manufacturing, while the growth in the amount of municipal waste was only one part of the growth.
- The combined amount of waste generated by manufacturing industries grew by around 5 per cent
- Material recovery of other than mineral waste increased clearly; from 35 to around 42 per cent.
- Due to the large volume of mineral waste, the share of disposal in all waste treatment was around 84 per cent.
Waste generated by sector in 2021, 1,000 tonnes per year
Waste generation by industry, 2017-2021, 1000 tonnes
Waste treatment by type of treatment, 2017-2021 Amount of waste 1000 tons
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