WASTE SORTING IN LITHUANIA: IS INNOVATION NEEDED?
The article analyses the waste sorting situation in Lithuania, focusing on the issue of municipal waste sorting. The theoretical aspects of waste sorting suggest that waste sorting is a problematic area of sustainable development that constantly requires innovation to re-evaluate the waste sorting hierarchy. After the analysis of scientific literature, assessment of Lithuanian waste sorting infrastructure, analysis of municipal waste management statistics, it was established that changes and innovations are necessary to improve the situation of municipal waste management in Lithuania. The results of the empirical study showed that innovations must be implemented not only in order to upgrade the waste sorting infrastructure, but also by raising the awareness of the entire population, a responsible approach to waste sorting.