Finland population: 5.4 million
Municipal Waste (MSW)
-produced in 2008: 2.8 million tonnes
-produced in 2010: 2.5 million tonnes
Total amount recycled during this period remains at approximately 35%, although in 2010 it decreased to 33%!
Finland's goal is to reach 50% recycling rates by 2016. Finland landfills the rest of its rubbish, or more recently uses an incineration program.
However perhaps it should maintain a 2 pronged attack on rubbish:
- the reduction of MSW by reducing and reusing
- everything else is recycled.
You can read more here (pdf).