National Waste Plan

The National Waste Plan is updated during 2021. At the same time, the period covered by the plan is extended from 2023 to 2027. The plan sets the objectives for waste management and preventing the creation of waste and proposes measures to reach the objectives. 

The updated plan implements what is stated in the Government programme: “We will create a vision for the waste management sector that supports recycling and circular economy targets and that extends into the 2030s. Our goal is to increase the recycling rate to at least the level of the EU’s recycling targets.” The revised Waste Framework Directive and the Directive on certain plastic products also require new elements to be included in the Waste Plan.

National Waste Plan to 2023

The National Waste Plan 2027 replaces the current Waste Plan that is in force until 2023. 

Background material


The implementation of the Waste Plan will be monitored both by means of indicators and by assessing the implementation of the objectives. The Finnish Environment Institute is responsible for monitoring the indicators.

More information

Sirje Stén, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Material Economy 0295250276