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Reuse and Recycling through Deposit Systems

25/09/2023 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm CET

26/09/2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CET

Latvia / Online

Reloop is opening the season with a conference and a study tour of Reuse and Recycling through DRS in Riga, Latvia.

Participation in the conference will also be possible online.

We will address the issues related to collection of single use and refillable beverage containers, discuss preparation for recycling and reuse, look into the concept of a standard refillable container and be able to witness operational aspects of a deposit system as a collection method for packaging waste.

This event is organised by Reloop and DIO under the auspices of State Environmental Service of the Republic of Latvia.

Conference presentations

Conference agenda

September 25: Study Tour Group 1

12.30Departure from Mariott Hotel
13.00-14.00DIO logistics centre Granita iela 27, Acone
15.00-17.00Refillable containers washing line Tērvete Brewery

September 26: Conference

Venue: Mariott Hotel, Riga

9.00 – 9.30Coffee and registration
9.30 – 9.40Welcome speech
Inga Bērziņa, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development,
Republic of Latvia.
9.40 – 11.00International Session

Deposit system for beverage containers in the Republic of Romania
Mircea Fechet, Minister of Environment, Republic of Romania (online)

Collection and clearing of single-use and refillable containers in Denmark
Martin Udengaard Olesen, Head of Business Development, Dansk Retursystem

Deposit systems for beverage containers across Europe
Anna Larsson, Director, Circular Economy Development, Reloop Platform
11.00 – 11.30Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00Latvian Session

Establishment and monitoring of the deposit system in Latvia
Laura Anteina, Deputy Director General, the State Environmental Service, Republic of Latvia

Deposit system for reuse and recycling in Latvia
Miks Stūrītis, CEO, DIO

Environmental impact of the introduction of the deposit system in Latvia
Maija Krastina, Zero Waste Latvia
13.00 – 14.00Lunch

September 26: Study Tour Group 2

14.00 – 17.00DIO logistics centre / refillable containers washing line (brewer’s facility)

Featured speakers:

Anna Larsson

Director, Circular Economy Development, Reloop

About Anna

Anna’s career has been dedicated to international projects that target sustainable resource management, with ‘Best practice adopted to local conditions’ being her successful motto. With a double Polish-Swedish nationality, academic credentials from Poland and Norway, as well as professional experience from various countries, Anna uses her unparalleled knowledge to encourage strong belief in the ambitious policy instruments that keep consumers and economic stakeholders motivated to adopt Circular Economy principles.

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Laura Anteina

Deputy Director General, the State Environmental Service, Republic of Latvia

About Laura

Holding Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Political Science Laura’s professional career for last 15 years has been dedicated to development planning on national, regional, local government and institutional level, focusing on interior policy planning processes in Latvia. For last 3 years this knowledge has been past not just to organizations Laura was working in, but also to students at the University of Latvia studying Political Science, being a guest lecturer there. 2021 was a turning point in Laura’s career putting environmental protection issues on the top of professional agenda, including becoming one of the key team members working on the introduction of the deposit system in Latvia. This, in Laura’s opinion, is one of the most important large scale environmental reforms Latvia has recently implemented.

Miks Stūrītis


About Miks

Miks Stūrītis has led the implementation of DRS in Latvia and currently is CEO of DRS operator DIO. Prior to joining DRS project Miks has been working in senior management positions in construction, telecommunications, system engineering, telemetry product development and logistics.

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Martin Udengaard Olesen

Head of Business Development, Dansk Retursystem

About Martin

Martin has a background as Chemical Engineer and has work with oil production, sustainable recycling of material and logistics for some 20 years before joining Dansk Retursystem. Dansk Retursystem operates the deposit return system for drinking containers in Denmark. He has been at Dansk Retursystem for seven years and has worked with operations and development of counting, sorting and supply chain before his current role. Today Martin is Head of Business Development at Dansk Retursystem. His responsibilities included monitoring of technical trends, strategic developments and business opportunities for Dansk Retursystem.

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Maija Krastiņa

Board Member, Zero Waste Latvija

About Maija

Maija Krastiņa is Zero Waste Ambassador and Communications lead at Zero Waste Latvija. Maija’s focus is Circular economy and systemic change.

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