Geminor Discusses Finland's Waste Import

February 28, 2024
Written by 

In a recent interview with Yle, Finland's national broadcaster, Geminor's Country Manager for Finland, Ismo Hiltunen, shed light on the evolving dynamics of waste importation to Finland.

This development comes in response to changing waste streams in Europe, influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, which have notably impacted waste volumes for district heating and energy production.

There has been a pivotal transformation in the regional waste market. Over the past two years, traditional roles have reversed for some countries due to these global crises, leading to the emergence of new international waste flows. Specifically, Finland has transitioned from being an exporter to an importer of increasingly large quantities of licensed waste from other European nations.

Geminor, as one of Europe's leading waste trade companies, positions itself at the forefront of detecting shifts in waste streams and market trends. The company's insights into these changes underscore the broader implications for the recycling and waste management industry.

The comprehensive report by Yle, including an online article and a detailed segment in the evening news, brings the spotlight to Finland's waste importation situation and highlights Geminor's pivotal role in navigating these shifts.

Read the comprehensive story here.