Plastics Roadmap for Finland: Reduce, refuse, recycle and replace


The Plastics Roadmap for Finland points out the first steps towards a new, sustainable plastic economy. The Plastics Roadmap identifies measures used to reduce the harm caused by plastic waste and litter, help consumers deliver plastics to waste management, improve the efficiency of plastics recovery, recycling and product design, creating conditions for investments and innovations in the circular economy, and reducing the dependency on fossil raw ingredients by increasing bio-based and biodegradable solutions.

Plastic challenge also an opportunity for Finland

The plastic challenge is also an opportunity for Finland. Finland has strong expertise in biomaterials, as well as raw materials that offer opportunities to find solutions for replacing plastics. Plastic challenge is also high on the agenda in Finland’s international affairs.

The roadmap was prepared by a broad-based working group set up by the Ministry of the Environment. This work was supported by an expert secretariat, which was responsible for writing the report. A large group of stakeholders and members of the public have also participated in the preparatory work. Open online idea generation was used to compile hundreds of ideas and comments to serve as the basis for the preparation.

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Merja Saarnilehto, Programme Manager 
Ministry of the Environment, Environmental Protection Department, Material Economy 0295250259