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Ljubljana to get alternative shop this year

Ljubljana waste utility shifting focus on waste prevention and reuse.

Ljubljana to get alternative shop this year

Ljubljana waste utility shifting focus on waste prevention and reuse.

Ljubljana waste utility Snaga plans to open an alternative shop in the city centre this year as part of the Green Capital of Europe 2016 project.

The city has done a lot over the years to increase waste separation and is now the leader among European capitals with a separation rate of close to 65%."

It will include Slovenia's first shop without packaging, a product exchange, and a multi-purpose coffee shop offering exclusively local and fair trade goods. It will probably function as a cooperative and eschew the traditional "buy, use and discard" policy of consumerism. The location of the centre is yet to be agreed. The shop is just one of Snaga's many projects promoting smart waste management and responsible consumerism. Other projects for this year include cooperation with local restaurants in reducing the amount of food waste, and encouraging sustainable consumption through a system of monthly exchange of baby clothes."Sustainable development and sustainable orientation is not an obstacle to industry and retail. Quite the contrary," Snaga director Janko Kramžar said.

 

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