Latvia is set on a transformative journey to drastically improve its waste management infrastructure. Despite increasing the municipal solid waste recycling rate to 44% between 2014-2020, Latvia remains below the 55% target set for 2025 by the National Waste Management Plan 2021-2028 (NWMP2028). Challenges such as packaging waste recycling and the introduction of separate biodegradable waste collection by 2023 further compound the complexity of the situation. The LIFE Waste To Resources IP project ambitiously aims to align with Latvia's NWMP2028, focusing on reducing waste, promoting recycling, and fostering circularity in the economy. This entails the enhancement of separated waste collection systems, fostering a circular system for recycled building materials, propelling the secondary raw materials market, and multiple other targeted measures. The project not only champions the local environmental agenda but also aligns with broader EU sustainability initiatives such as the European Green Deal and the circular economy action plan.
Total Eligible Budget: 15,245,351 € EU Contribution: 9,147,210 € EU Funding Percentage: 60%
1. Further bolster the public awareness campaign to ensure community involvement in waste reduction efforts. 2. Establish partnerships with private entities to promote circularity within the business sector. 3. Continuously monitor the progress of implemented measures, ensuring they remain effective and adjust as needed. 4. Explore additional funding opportunities to scale and expand the project's reach. 5. Encourage innovation and research in waste management solutions tailored to Latvia's unique challenges and infrastructure.