Towards a climate neutral EU:
efficient allocation of EU funds

Waste To Resources Latvia - boosting regional sustainability and circularity

Organisation: CEEweb for Biodiversity Website: Added: October 10, 2023
Project start date: November 01, 2021
Project end date: December 31, 2028


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.

Financial data

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.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.