Big VICTORY: Under public pressure, waste incinerator was kicked out of the Spatial Plan of Zagreb!

After more than 20 years of consistently pushing for the construction of a waste incinerator in Zagreb, the City Assembly last week made a decision to kick this damaging project out of the Zagreb Spatial Plan!
04.10.17. 16:47

First RE-USE center in Croatia and 2 new zero waste municipalities!

The first Croatian RE-USE center has opened in Prelog yesterday. Discarded objects will revive in the center rather than end up in the landfill. This way Prelog and the surrounding region complement the chain of a complete system that has been successfully developed over the last few years according to the recommendations of the Zelena akcija / Zero Waste Croatia. Additionally, the new two municipalities (Belica and Dekanovec) signed a 'Zero Waste' strategy, adopting ambitious targets for separation, recycling and composting and rejecting harmful waste incineration.
10.05.17. 13:45

Zagreb: European Capital of trash!

The city of Zagreb is throwing away about 155 million kuna (about 21 million euros) on the Jakuševac landfill every year. Zagreb could turn that money to profit if only the City provided separate collection of different types of waste deposited there and then selling it on the secondary raw materials market.
20.02.17. 15:53

Croatian zero waste municipalities show: It is possible!

Zero waste concept is both possible and feasible and brings many benefits to cities and municipalities, as evidenced by the excellent results of seven Croatian municipalities that acquired the status of Europe's best practices gathered by the Zero Waste Europe network last year. Zelena Akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia is proud to contribute to their success as a national coordinator of the Zero Waste Europe Network and therefore we bring a brief overview of their work and progress in the past year and also invite other cities and municipalities to join them.
26.01.17. 17:33

Green Action became a member of Zero Waste Europe

Yesterday (April 24th) in Ljubljana Friends of the Earth Croatia became a member of Zero Waste Europe, network that brings together national associations most actively working on the implementation of environmental waste management systems and assists in the activities of more than 300 cities and municipalities that have adopted the Zero Waste Strategy.
25.04.16. 08:59

Croatia among the worst in waste management in the EU - 62 organizations sent a proposal of the solution to the Ministry

Coalition informally called "Zero Waste Croatia'' consisting of 44 environmental organizations gathered in Green Forum and 18 other NGOs and citizen initiatives sent today a common suggestion to create a new proposal of Waste Management Implementation Plan. Associations welcome the announcement of the new environment minister to abandon the harmful burning of trash and building of regional centers for mixed waste and require that the proposal of the Plan incorporate efficient measures of reducing, reusing, separation and recycling of waste. These measures are based on the concept of zero wa...
22.03.16. 09:24

FoE Croatia got Zero Waste in Croatia moving! 7 municipalities adopted Zero Waste Strategy!

Representatives of the city of Prelog and six surrounding municipalities today signed the European “Zero Waste 2020” strategy at a conference in Prelog organised by NGO Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia and the communal waste company PRE-KOM. By signing the strategy, the local authorities – which are already leaders in sustainable waste management in Croatia – have committed to meet the ambitious goal of 70% separately collected waste by 2020.
25.02.16. 15:44

Zagreb: EU Capital of trash!

Green Action / FoE Croatia activists organized a protest performance just before a City hall meeting on 18th February, saying Zagreb is undoubtedly the worst European capital regarding waste management!
23.02.16. 18:14

Coalition of 54 organisations tells Croatian Ministry: No to mixing and burning waste!

The 'Zero Waste Croatia' coalition, made up of 54 environmental NGOs lead by Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia has today submitted joint comments on the draft national Waste Management Plan 2015-2021. The groups are calling on the Ministry of Environmental Protection to give up the concept of mixing and incinerating waste and instead to base the plan on reducing, re-using and recycling waste. Such measures, based on the zero waste concept, would be in line with the waste hierarchy, protect the environment, and avoid harming people's health.
20.10.15. 13:19

First Zero Waste in Croatia!

Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia has today published a study analysing the waste management system of the Lower Medjimurje region made for communal services company PRE-KOM d.o.o. from Prelog in northern Croatia. The analysis shows that the town of Prelog has become national leader in separated waste collection, increasing the share of separated waste from 22% to 60%in the first four months of this year, and that the whole Lower Medjimurje region will soon be among the best European examples in sustainable waste management if it implements the recommendations in the analysis.
06.06.15. 09:04

Getting to know global best practices in sustainable waste management

From 11 to 14 March Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia took part in a specialist study visit to Italy organised by the NGO Sunce from Split. The aim was to learn about global best practices in sustainable waste management based on the waste hierarchy – in other words, waste prevention, separated collection, recycling and composting.
24.03.15. 17:59

Incinerate the plan - recycle the waste!

We demand the rejection of the proposed Zagreb Waste Management Plan and call for a new plan based on waste prevention and recycling, with no incineration.
25.09.14. 09:45

Network of euroean enviroment law organization claims: Croatia violates Aarhus Convention

Representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction confirmed last Friday that they are refusing to withdraw the disciplinary process against Green Action/Friends of the Earth Croatia while Croatian Government so far remains silent about the whole case
07.10.09. 13:47

Network of European environmental law organizations claims: Croatia violates Aarhus Convention

Croatia violates Aarhus Convention Representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction confirmed last Friday that they are refusing to withdraw the disciplinucation in Croatia.
23.09.09. 02:00

If you say the incinerator is that good, how about than you build it in Pantovčak?!

Report from waste incinerator project presentation. Around 80 citizens of the Zagreb suburb of Resnik came to a public presentation organized by Green Action where they were able to get more information regarding the planned construction of a waste incinerator in Zagreb.
04.03.07. 02:00

European parliament: "No to Incinerators"

Croatia is a decade late - the waste incinerator is not needed in Zagreb to fulfill the new European goals.
15.02.07. 20:00

Action: Zagreb incinerator EIA approval faces legal challenge, 01.12.2006

Croatian environmental group Green Action has launched a legal appeal against the approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the proposed 385 000 tonnes per year Zagreb incinerator, on the grounds that it was approved without a public consultation.
01.12.06. 19:10

Action: Do you want a toxic waste dump in your community?, 16.02.2006

Green Action staged a street theatre performance to call on Zagreb County not to accept a recent proposal for a toxic waste dump to be built there. If signed the deal would require the County to construct a toxic waste dump in exchange for having its waste burnt in the planned Zagreb incinerator.
16.02.06. 02:00

Two cases in Croatian waste management policy

This case study is designed to inform citizens about Croatia’s accession to the EU in the area of the environment, in an easy-to-under-stand way. It serves both as educational and lobbying tool aimed at informing citizens on the latest developments in environmental law and implementation, as well as influencing policy and decision makers in Croatia.
03.01.06. 20:00

Press release: EBRD criticised for persisting with rejected Zagreb incinerator project, 17.11.2005

Zagreb, Croatia - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has today been criticised for its continued involvement in the controversial Zagreb municipal waste incinerator project, expected to cost up to EUR 290 million, in spite of the recent rejection of the project's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
17.11.05. 01:00