The association of Finnish Plastics Industry examined the possibilities to utilize energy content of plastic wastes in spring 1990. A bark fuelled boiler plant of forest industry was used as test power plant. The power of the plant was 60 Mw. This report discusses shortly the theory of combustion of plastics. About 130 000-15 000 tons of plastic waste, corresponding to 7 % of the solid municipal waste, is dumped annually in Finland. Utilization of the plastic waste recovered from municipal wastes for energy production is technically viable in present power plants among present energy production. The chipping and mixing of the plastic in the other fuel are the only pretreatment required for the plastic waste. In Finland there are several power plants using suitable fuels for plastic mixture combustion. The portion of the plastic of the total fuel power was 10 %. No problems occurred during the tests. The results of the tests are presented in this report. Special attention has been paid to emissions of harmful compounds, e.g. PAHs, HCl, chlorophenols, chlorinated dibenzofuranes and dibenzodioxines and particulates. According to the tests the plastic wastes can very easily be used for energy production.