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Appendix table 1. Municipal waste 2020, tonnes

Total waste treatment Material recovery (w/o aerobic and anaerobic digestion) Aerobic and anaerobic digestion Energy recovery Incineration without energy recovery Landfilling
Mixed waste 1 658 712 1 010 16 365 1 628 358 111 12 868
Separately collected waste total, of which 1 524 310 913 643 425 465 180 214 1 932 3 056
- Paper and cardboard waste 483 962 478 834 0 5 121 7 0
- Biodegradable waste 494 279 27 401 411 920 53 306 7 1 645
- Glass waste 80 860 80 138 0 22 20 680
- Metal waste 128 948 128 941 0 0 7 0
- Wood waste 102 384 77 790 150 24 285 2 157
- Plastic waste 92 662 56 802 0 35 305 21 534
- Electrical and electronic waste 61 778 61 757 0 0 21 0
- Other separately collected fractions 79 437 1 980 13 395 62 175 1 847 40
Other and unspecified waste 113 135 11 794 2 356 96 414 479 2 092
Total waste 3 296 157 926 447 444 186 1 904 986 2 522 18 016

Source: Waste statistics 2020, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Juha Espo 029 551 3463, Heidi Pirtonen 029 551 3583, ymparistotilinpito@stat.fi

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Updated 9.12.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Municipal waste 2020, Appendix table 1. Municipal waste 2020, tonnes . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/jate/2020/13/jate_2020_13_2021-12-09_tau_001_en.html