Plastics Roadmap for Finland

In the autumn of 2018, the Finnish Ministry of the Environment prepared a Plastics Roadmap with the theme Reduce and Refuse, Recycle and Replace with the help of an extensive cooperation network and Finnish citizens. The national roadmap includes means to reduce the negative impacts of plastic, avoid unnecessary consumption, boost the recycling of plastic and find better solutions.

Key measures proposed in the Roadmap

  1. Reduce littering and avoid unnecessary consumption
  2. Study the possibility to introduce a tax on plastics
  3. Increase significantly the recovery of plastic waste
  4. Improve the identification of plastics in buildings and sorting of plastic waste at construction sites
  5. Promote the recycling and replacement of plastics in agriculture and horticulture
  6. Introduce diverse recycling solutions for recovered plastic
  7. Invest in a big way in alternative solutions and set up a New Plastics knowledge network
  8. Raise the plastics challenge high on the international agenda of Finland
  9. Export expertise and solutions
  10. Enhance research knowledge on negative health and environmental impacts of plastics and solutions to these
Published 2020-02-11 at 11:58, updated 2020-09-21 at 17:07
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