Promoting the introduction of good practices in wastewater sludge treatment, use and disposal. Promoting the bioeconomy and the requisite cross-sectoral cooperation.
STATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Implementation has started. (The implementation of one or more planned elements of the measure is underway.)
Wastewater sludge is mainly used as fertilising products, especially in landscaping. The recycling of phosphorus as sludge-based fertilising products has been examined. The national development plan on the blue bioeconomy was completed in 2016. One of the aims of the plan is to encourage the utilisation of opportunities offered by the bioeconomy and circular economy in water services.
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF, as the first responsible party), Ministry of the Environment (YM)
Water utilities, municipalities, ELY Centres, Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira (merged into the Finnish Food Authority on 1 January 2019), Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)