News from Latvia

Latvia selected the Deposit Return System operator

Latvia will introduce from February 1, 2022 a deposit return system for the beverage packaging. According to the Packaging Act, a tender was conducted to select the operator of the system. The State Environmental Service (SES) evaluated applications from two...
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Latvia will introduce mandatory deposit for beverage packaging from 2022

Latvian Packaging Law was amended in October 24, 2019 and the mandatory deposit on the beverage packaging will be applicable from  February 1, 2022. The Deposit Return System (DRS) operator will be selected and appointed for 7 years; the law...
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EU: 46% of municipal waste was recycled or composted in 2015

According to EUROSTAT data, 29% of EU municipal was recycled and another 28% landfilled, 26% incinerated and 17% composted. The share of municipal waste recycled or composted in the EU has steadily increased over the time period, from 17%...
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