Zero Waste Latvia / Riga City Council

Mairita Luse

mairita.luse@gmail.com

Experience

10+ years

Home city/town

Riga

Current location of work

Riga

Country

Latvia

Languages spoken

Latvian (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Italian (Intermediate), Russian (Intermediate)

Mairita is a city councillor in Riga and leader of the waste reduction and management working group. She has experience in local and national legislation for better waste management, city level campaigns and activities as well as waste statistics analysis.

Zero Waste Ambassador Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Ambassador course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

No

Zero Waste Trainer Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Trainer course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

No

Zero Waste Mentor

Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

No

Zero Waste Trainer

Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

No

Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

Riga, Latvia Cesis, Latvia Murcia, Spain Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fields of Expertise

Knowledge

Level

Reuse & repair initiatives

Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems

Single-use plastics prevention

Extended Producer Responsibility schemes

The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)

Organics management and composting

Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste

Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)

Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives

Residual waste disposal methods

Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation

Knowledge of specific pieces of EU legislation:

Single-Use Plastics Directive Waste Framework Directive Landfill Directive

Fields of Expertise

Skills

Level

Digital Communication

Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)

Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)

Public speaking / oral communications

Advocacy & lobbying

Consulting municipalities and/or businesses

Project-based monitoring & evaluation

Other relevant qualifications / certifications?

Masters in Economic Development and Cooperation, University of Murcia
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