Member of the EU

Population: 1,3 Mio

Capital: Tallinn

Estonia generated in 2014 357 kg of municipal waste per capita. 31% of it was recycled, 6% composted, 56% incinerates and 8% landfilled (EUROSTAT).

EPR is applied to the packaging, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), end-of-life vehicles (ELV), batteries and accumulators (B&A). The compliance can be achieved by signing a contract with a Compliance Scheme.

 A mandatory beverage packaging deposit system for one-way and refillable PET, glass containers, and metal cans was introduced in 2005.