Finland's long, hard road to creating a circular economy

2019-03-08 08:15:00

Subodh Agnihotri/Getty By Graham Lawton THEY say you can never truly throw anything “away”. Well, I’m looking at “away” right now – a state-of-the-art rubbish dump outside Helsinki, Finland, that forms a critical part of the country’s mission to become a no-waste economy by 2025. The Ämmässuo Waste Treatment Centre in Espoo serves 1.1 million residents of inner Helsinki. Everything they bin – literally everything – ends up here. That is 457,000 tonnes of garbage a year,