Waste - National Responses (Latvia)
It is planned to prepare and implement the National waste prevention and minimisation programme which will be an integral part of the National Waste Management plan.
Until 2020, it is planned to carry out activities to improve the separate collection system for municipal waste as such systems are crucial for achieving any waste management targets. This activity would also help to achieve the targets for the recycling of packaging waste, as well as the targets for collection and recovery of batteries and accumulators and waste electric and electronic equipment.
Another important activity for Latvia will be the improvement and further development of systems for collection, composting or anaerobic treatment of biodegradable waste.
The development of waste recycling and recovery capacities will be a priority area.
In order to provide for the safe disposal of collected waste which is not suitable for recovery, there will be improvements to landfills and final closures of non-compliant dumpsites. The construction of waste incineration or co-incineration facilities will be considered, if possibilities exist.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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