Waste audit tool developed for educational institutions, families and work places in Latvia and Estonia

Partners of IES’s project WasteArt have developed first waste audit tool for schools and kindergartens in Latvia and Estonia. It can also be adjusted for households and workplaces. The tool has been developed by Vidzeme Planning Region in cooperation with expert from Foundation for Environmental education – Daniels Trukšāns and Tipu Nature School.

Watch video about waste audit in Estonian.

Watch video about waste audit in Latvian.

Consumerism, our lifestyle and everyday habits feed the waste landfills and help their mountains to grow. Last few years have been dedicated to waste recycling, but it is important to know that it is the last step in waste management hierarchy. First one is to try not to produce waste, then to evaluate what is necessary in our everyday lives and choose reusable options, after that comes the recycling and finally, the last step is to send the leftovers to landfill.

But where do we start? How to produce less waste? In order to make decisions towards more environmentally friendly and less consumption-based lifestyle we have to have a clear understanding of the situation. Waste audit can be the first step to evaluate what we throw away.

Waste audit tool is a practical method that helps to measure and evaluate the waste we produce in schools, kindergartens, households and workplaces.

Find the access to the tool below. It is available in Latvian, Estonian and English:

Waste audit tool in Latvian:

– for schools here

– for families here

– for households and workplaces here.

Waste audit tool in Estonian here.

Waste audit tool in English here.

Waste audit tool has been developed as a part of the project WasteArt No. Est-Lat 65, which is funded by ERDF Interreg V-A Estonia- Latvia Cross-Border Programme, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of Latvia and project partners.

This text reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the Interreg V-A Estonia – Latvia programme is not liable for how this information may be used.


More about the project WasteArt here.