Estonia: Draft National Waste Plan presented to Parliament

30 June 2014

The Estonian Minister of Environment has presented the draft National Waste Management Plan 2014-2020 to the Estonian Parliament. The plan would increase the country’s overall recycling rate from 27% (2011) to 50% by 2020.
The plan sets a 2020 recycling target of 60% for packaging waste. By 2020, any packaging waste generation increase should not exceed two-thirds (2/3) the rate of economic growth.
The plan is organized around four broad action areas: promoting waste prevention, promoting separated waste collection and recycling, reducing environmental risks from waste and improving waste monitoring and reporting (Recycling Laws International, 23 May 2014).
Click here for the Estonian Parliament announcement (in Estonian).
Click here for the Plan (241 kB, in Estonian).

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