Environment and nature

Waste statistics

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
Waste statistics describe changes in the amounts of waste, treatment modes of waste and shares of hazardous waste. The classifiers in the statistics are main industries, waste categories or waste types. The data are collected from several sources and for manufacturing they are updated once a year, otherwise irregularly.


Statistics Finland

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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.

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release | Waste statistics 2020, waste from production and consumption

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