Only 38% of the 6,900 tonnes of biowaste Mikkeli's citizens produce yearly are recycled, mainly as compost. Consequently, Mikkeli’s aim within CityLoops is to improve the recovery of nutrients from biowaste streams into recycled products and to collaborate with citizens in implementing new collection and sorting processes to upgrade the quality of the collected waste.
Regarding construction and demolition waste (CDW), Mikkeli recycles 85% of the 33,000 tonnes of CDW it produces per year, using the recycled material mostly for road- and landfillings. Through CityLoops, it aims to substantially improve the rate of CDW reuse and recycling for demolition projects and create new business opportunities for local companies.
Improving CDW reuse and recycling
Mikkeli currently recycles 85% of its CDW and uses the recycled material mostly for road and earthworks. Through the demonstration activities in the CityLoops project, it aims to substantially improve the rate of CDW reuse and recycling for demolition projects and to create new business opportunities.
Better recovery of Nutrients
In the CityLoops project, Mikkeli is undertakeing a series of demonstration actions, aimed at improving the recovery of nutrients from biowaste streams for new products and business models. Mikkeli also plans to improve the quality of the biowaste it collects from households by implementing new collection and sorting processes in collaboration with its citizens.