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Riga: from food waste to healthy off-season food

Author: FAO, EStà, Municipality of Riga

The Municipality of Riga decided to turn a waste landfill called “Getlini” into an innovative and ecological waste management site where food waste is transformed into energy. The heat produced is used for greenhouses’ heating to produce off-season tomatoes, distributed through the primary supermarket chains to the citizens of Riga. Getlini also became a place where citizens can be sensitized to responsible waste management.

Region: Europe
Coverage: Latvia
Areas of focus: Food loss and waste