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.
September 25: Study Tour Group 1
|15.00 – 18.00||DIO logistics centre / refillable containers washing line (brewer’s facility)|
September 26: Conference
Venue: Mariott Hotel, Riga
|9.00 – 9.30||Coffee and registration|
|9.30 – 9.40||Welcome|
|9.40 – 11.00||International 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 – 11.30||Coffee break|
|11.30 – 13.00||Latvian 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 – 14.00||Lunch|
September 26: Study Tour Group 2
|14.00 – 17.00||DIO logistics centre / refillable containers washing line (brewer’s facility)|
In person attendance (registration deadline: 15 September 2023)
This option is for those who wish to attend the conference and study tours in-person, which will take place in Riga, Latvia. Note that the time slots for the study tours will be slightly adjusted to the travelling schedules of the participants. Those who register for the in-person conference will receive an additional questionnaire.