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ZERO WASTE

Ljubljana is the first European capital to move towards Zero Waste.

SEPARATED WASTE COLLECTION PAYS OFF

Zero Waste means strengthening the top three priority tasks in waste management  ̶  waste prevention/reduction, product reuse and material recycling.

FIRST EUROPEAN CAPITAL

In the last ten years, the quantity of separately collected waste has increased from 16 to 145KG per resident. The waste includes ever fewer useful materials – helped through the ‘Get Used to Reuse’ initiative which, with the help of music, a video manifesto, workshops and urban interventions, dispels the myth that new is better than old or pre-used.

GREAT COMMITMENT

In adopting the Zero Waste plan, among other things Ljubljana undertook that at least three quarters of waste collected will be separated by 2025 and to produce less than 60KG of residual waste per citizen and to dispose of less than 30KG of waste per citizen.

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A DEFICIENCY WHICH BECAME AN OPPORTUNITY

Among the finalists for the European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana was the only one that did not have an incineration plant. This apparent disadvantage became an alternative solution that replaces disposal and energy recovery in the framework of a comprehensive waste management plan, namely the move towards a Zero Waste society.

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MINI SURVEY

Do you consistently separate your waste?

BECOMING A SOCIETY OF RESPONSIBLE CONSUMERS

We are becoming a society of responsible consumers by adopting the ZeroWaste plan,  who do not waste valuable resources but prevent generation of waste and make every effort to produce as little waste as possible. Reselling and replacing things are the new hottest things in recycling. 

 

RATE OF REMOVED WASTE (IN %)

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DID YOU KNOW?

Citizens can get free SMS reminders about upcoming waste collections. It is also possible to edit them on a special website, with the app Moji odvozi (My waste) or through the Helpdesk.

Ljubljana is the

1st

European Zero Waste capital.

Already

10

years of separated waste collection.

More than

60%

of waste collected is separated.

So far

54

underground collection points in Ljubljana.

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More than

300

local authorities

are in the Zero Waste Europe network.

Up to

417

Snaga staff

handle the waste of 380,000 users in 10 local authorities.

Almost

90

per cent

of people in Ljubljana give spare things away, sell them or take them to the Reuse Centre.

#GREENCAPITAL2016 #LJFORYOU

I pledge that I will adopt a philosophy of reuse and I will ensure that things I no longer need are given a new life.

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