Member of the EU
Population: 3 Mio
Latvia generated in 2014 433 kg of municipal waste per capita. 21% of it was recycled, 10% composted, 9% incinerated and 60% 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 2016.