In the region of Lahti Region (Finland), waste recovery is very high: the total recovery rate was 97 % in 2018. The recycling rate at the moment is 43 %. The goal is to increase recycling and diminish the amount of waste used for energy production.
The mechanical sorting plant can process up to 65,000 tonnes of mixed waste, waste for energy production and construction waste per year. From these waste types the plant separates fibres, plastics and metals for recycling. The innovative and modern sorting plant utilises the newest mechanical waste-sorting technologies. Waste separation is based on material size, shape, optical and physiological features.