The population will grow in the future. The consumption hysteria of modern society has now partially reached its peak. Industrial growth and economic growth have to be environmentally responsible. We cannot force industry or people into a format where the level of consumption would be significantly lower or there would be no industry at all on these scales. In the future, business and industry must be able to solve the problem by focusing on less consuming solutions and looking for solutions that are less harmful to the environment.
The goal of environmental responsibility is to create innovate sustainable solutions that support the well-being of people and the environment. Sustainably acts through the supply chain and reducing the negative environmental impacts of operations.
The environmental impact is more valuable now than ever before. Guests care about their surroundings and expect restaurants and hotels to do the same. Waste management has been the biggest influential factor in environmental protection for many years and has helped restaurants and hotels to operate in accordance with sustainable development and to comply with legal req uirements. Today, it meets the environmental requirements of most operators, and its innovative outlook for the future is the drive for ever-better recycling and productivity in waste recovery. Stormossen Vaasa, which operates in Vaasa area, is a great example of an innovative and efficient waste management professional. Its products, such as transport gas and compost, are highly valued regionally.
Finnish consumer spending has multiplied. The world now consumes so much more fossil fuels than ever before. In food consumption, the proportion of raw material that goes to rubbish is over one million kilos. Consumption problems include a factory-polluted environment. The economy will stop, jobs will be lost and with it tax revenues and the welfare state as we know it. The contradiction is that one should spend more in order to save the welfare state, and less in order to save nature and itself or its descendants. Finland’s goals call for a change in the lives of ordinary people – sorting waste is not the same thing for the climate as reducing flying. Many consumers have difficulty in scientifically assessing the environmental impact of their own behavior. Studies have shown that the Earth’s carrying capacity will not last if consumption continues as it is. Despite all this, 80 percent of Finns consider their current lifestyle to be completely or somewhat sustainable from the point of view of the environment.
Vamia 2020, Sami Syväoja and Hermanni Kauranen