Development directions of waste management
The main development directions of the “Tallinn Waste Plan 2022-2026” adopted in 2022 are:
.The main goals of promoting the circular economy for the city of Tallinn in 2022-2026 are:
- to shift the emphasis from conventional waste stations to circular economy centres;
- to support sustainable solutions involving reuse;
- to increase the population's awareness of reusing things, the possibilities of repair and, through this, the reduction and prevention of waste generation and the separate collection of waste and used items.
Circular economy is an economic model and approach where economic growth is separated from the overuse of natural resources and the accompanying negative environmental effects.
The circular economy is an alternative to the prevailing linear “take-use-throw-away” economic model of production and consumption, which requires a large amount of relatively cheap material and input and at the same time produces a lot of waste. The circular economy is a self-reproducing system where products, components and materials are kept at their highest useful value.
Read more about circular economy:
- Ministry of the Environment website
- Estonian Association for Environmental Management website
- A website introducing the field of circular design
Legislation governing waste management
- Tallinn Waste Management Regulations
- Regulations of order of the city of Tallinn
- Waste Act
- Construction Code
Marine litter action planThe City of Tallinn in co-operation with the Stockholm Environment Institute’s Tallinn Centre (SEI Tallinn) prepared an action plan for the prevention and reduction of marine litter in the capital 2022-2026. The action plan and information related to it can be found here.
In Tallinn, the Circular Economy Department of the Tallinn Strategic Management Office organises waste management and promotes the circular economy. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our specialists directly.