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Anastasija Otava; Lilita Abele
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
Over the last 10 years, the amount of packaging waste in Latvia has increased by almost 40%. The statistical report on the types of packaging waste generated and recovery rates in the Republic of Latvia in 2018, in accordance with European Commission Decision 2005/270/EC, shows that the total amount of packaging waste was 257 350 tonnes in 2018, and plastic packaging made up 17%. Plastics are relatively light (comparing with wood or glass materials), it means that the volume of such waste is large and increasing every year. Comparing 2017 and 2018, we can see that the amount of plastic packaging increased by almost 11%. Unfortunately, the reports do not provide data on specific types of plastics. This situation exists in a relatively small country - in Latvia. Globally, the problem of plastic packaging waste is much more serious and is very topical.
Research problem: There is not found widely used/accepted environment-friendly LDPE packaging material for cotton pads production.
Aim of the study: Develop an action plan for hygiene producers to introduce the most environmentally friendly packaging material in their production process, by systematizing packaging materials according to selected criteria.
Result of the study: Based on a literature study and a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), an action plan for hygiene manufacturers has been developed to switch to more sustainable packaging material in their production process.
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The article was written with the financial support of the project “Promotion of research, innovation and international cooperation in science at Liepaja University”, Project No.
Proceedings of 22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022
22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022, 04 - 10 July, 2022
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
04 - 10 July, 2022
bioplastics, PHA, multi-criteria analysis

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