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Official Statistics of Finland

Waste statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Amount of municipal waste continued growing in 2020 - most of waste was still recovered as energy
09 Dec 2021
In 2020, around 3.3 million tonnes of municipal waste were generated. Compared with the previous year, the total amount of waste increased by 170,000 tonnes, or by over five per cent. There were no great changes in the mutual shares of waste treatment methods. The amount of waste corresponded to around 596 kg calculated per inhabitant.

Description: These statistics monitor changes in the volumes of waste, waste treatment methods and proportions of hazardous waste. The data are classified by main industry (including communities), and waste category or type. A limited amount of data are classified by region.
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Keywords: factory and trade waste, household waste, municipal waste, waste management, waste products, waste water.
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Change: Waste statistics databases are updated after the 15 June 2017 publication
15 Jun 2017
Database tables are updated with a delay, as soon as possible.

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Waste statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2323-5314. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2024].
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