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Green Action became a member of Zero Waste Europe

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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
Waste Press release

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

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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
Waste Press release

Getting to know global best practices in sustainable waste management

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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
Waste Press release

Incinerate the plan - recycle the waste!

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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
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Green Action comments on draft EBRD Country Strategy for Croatia

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Green Action welcomes the opportunity to comment on the draft EBRD Country Strategy (CS) for Croatia, and thanks the EBRD for the recent consultation workshop organised in Zagreb. Despite the progress made by Croatia towards EU Accession, we believe that there are a number of crucial shortcomings that need to be addressed in the area of environment, and that the EBRD can and must send a strong message to the Croatian government regarding these in its Country Strategy and through its investments.
05.04.10. 10:39
Bankwatch CEE

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
Waste

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

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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
Bankwatch CEE

European parliament: "No to Incinerators"

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

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
Bankwatch CEE

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

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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
Bankwatch CEE

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

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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
Bankwatch CEE

News: Open letter reminds Mayor to respect public and expert opinion, 03.11.2005

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In October 2005 the Environmental Impact Assessment for the incinerator was rejected, but soon afterwards an article appeared in the national media stating that Zagreb’s mayor, Milan Bandic, did not accept the decision and that he would seek assistance from the Prime Minister to realise the project.
03.11.05. 02:00
Bankwatch CEE

Document: Incinerator correspondence with EBRD #1, 14.10.2005

Letter from Green Action to EBRD, 14th October 2005
14.10.05. 02:00
Bankwatch CEE

Document: Incinerator analysis - Position paper, 14.10.2005

Concerns regarding the proposed waste-to-energy incinerator in Zagreb, Croatia
14.10.05. 02:00
Bankwatch CEE

News: Zagreb wastewater treatment plant - Case summary, 15.05.2005

The Zagreb Central Wastewater Treatment Plant (CWWTP), which is currently under construction, is supposed to address the fact that Zagreb currently has no wastewater treatment facilities for its 900,000 inhabitants, and wastewater passes directly into the Sava River.
15.05.05. 03:00
Bankwatch CEE

News: Zagreb solid waste management programme - Case summary, 15.05.2005

The Zagreb Solid Waste Management Programme, carried out by a city-owned company called ZGOS and mainly funded by the EBRD, comprises the rehabilitation of Zagreb’s Jakuševec landfill site, which is widely reported to be the largest illegal landfill in Central and Eastern Europe.
15.05.05. 03:00
Bankwatch CEE

Action: Waste + Incineration = Toxic Waste, 11.05.2005

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During the local election campaigns in May 2005 Green Action carried out a street theatre performance to draw attention to its objections to the planned municipal waste incinerator, emphasising the unsolved issue of what to do with the toxic ash produced by the plant.
11.05.05. 02:00
Bankwatch CEE