An Assessment of the Potential and Finding the Optimal Method of Biowaste Treatment in Latvia

J. Pubule, D. Blumberga & F. Romagnoli
European Union has set targets for minimization of deposited amount of biodegradable waste in landfills. European countries have to comply with the Landfill Directive 1999/31/EC and Waste Directive 2006/12/EC to reduce landfilling of the biodegradable part of MSW to 35% within the next five to ten years. They also have to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC. According to IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, the percentage of biowaste in total MSW composition is...