In partnership with Lassila & Tikanoja, we have managed to increase the waste recovery rate at our properties to over 80% in just over a year. At the same time, waste sorting has become easier for customers operating in our premises.

Almost all waste generated at Sponda properties is recovered

We signed a partnership agreement with Lassila & Tikanoja in the beginning of 2012 regarding waste sorting at our properties in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The aim of the partnership was to improve our waste recovery rate. The successful cooperation has increased our overall waste recovery rate to 82% and the waste recovery rate for properties in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area to an impressive 86%.

Making waste sorting easier for customers

Thanks to the modern technology at Lassila & Tikanoja’s waste processing plant in Kerava, the majority of the waste that previously ended up in landfills is now sorted and processed for use as secondary fuel for industry and as recycling material. A significant proportion of the waste generated at our properties consists of various packaging materials, which can now be recovered using the new process.

The waste management partnership has resulted in the volume of landfill waste declining to approximately one tenth of the previous amount. Comprehensive reporting facilitates the site-specific monitoring of waste recovery, which in turn makes it possible to react to changes quickly.

Partially transferring waste sorting to L&T’s recycling facility has reduced the number of waste fractions sorted at our properties, which in turn makes waste sorting easier for customers and results in fewer sorting mistakes.

We are very pleased with our partnership with Lassila & Tikanoja. Going forward, the challenge is to maintain the high waste recovery rate we have achieved.

Tiina Huovinen
Sustainability Manager of Sponda