« An increase in recycling requires radical means »

Summary:
Lassila & Tikanoja (L&T) is the biggest waste management and recycling company. According to Jorma Mikkonen, Director for Corporate Relations and Responsibility at L&T, at current volumes, recycling is a profitable business, but the Government should act to make recycled materials financially attractive. In Finland, only about 40 per cent of mixed waste is recycled, and the country will not meet the EU’s 50 per cent recycling target by 2020. The EU is tightening its recycling target to 70 per cent. Jorma Mikkonen says that « radical policies » will be required to meet this target.

Media:  Kauppalehti (E-edition, PDF)
Date: 21.4.2017
Journalist: Tuula Laatikainen
Main source: Jorma Mikkonen, Director for Corporate Relations and Responsibility at L&T

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