Sustainable Waste Management
Sustainable Waste Management – Cooperation Project with Russian Federation was launched in November 2019, and it will continue until the end of 2021. The project is implemented by the Ministry of the Environment of Finland and financed by the Ministry for Foreign Resources. The project is realized in the close collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation (Minprirody).
The aim of the project is exchanging and sharing experiences and best practices on waste management and the circular economy, as well as relevant technologies to support the comprehensive and resource-efficient implementation of the Russian waste management. The projects focuses on waste management regulation and legislation aspects, environmental education and awareness, as well as encourages development of co-operation projects between Finland and Russia, and promotion new solutions in the waste management and waste management sector. In addition, the project aims to increase coordination and information exchange between different projects and initiatives in waste sector, which are realizing in Finland.
The focus areas of the project are Barents region, St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, but some activities would be implemented also on federal level.