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The Sustainable Waste Management Programme is part of the strategic sustainable resource management programme, whose goals are education on sustainable waste management and the impact on national and local policies related to waste and resource utilization.

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It is possible! Three new zero waste municipalities in Croatia!

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Great news from the Zero Waste Croatia network of municipalities! Today in Prelog, north of Croatia, three new municipalities signed the official Zero Waste strategy and entered the Zero Waste Europe network of municipalities with best practices in Europe. They joined other 9 municipalities in the successful system run by the municipal company PRE-KOM, which is the sustainable waste management national leader in Croatia with the best results in reduction, separate collection, recycling and composting.
08.02.19. 07:26
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Zero Waste Croatia Network: The European Commission confirmed the damage caused by Croatian Ministry of Environment

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Gathered in a coalition “Zero Waste Croatia”, environmental NGO’s and citizens’ initiatives from all over the Croatia are warning public about dangerous consequences of irrational act of forcing construction of regional centers for waste management and demanding formal resignation of Croatian minister of Environmental Protection and Energetics, Tomislav Ćorić. European Commission has warned about the damages on Monday, and Ministry has once again shown the incredible skills of unconvincing manipulation and indifference towards public interest.
28.09.18. 10:48
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I can do without plastic - Get involved in our online action!

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We are inviting citizens to engage in an online action and send us pictures of more sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic, as well as examples of unnecessary plastic packaging and plastic pollution of the environment.
03.07.18. 15:57
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International Plastic Bag Free Day 2018 : 'How long can we last this way?'

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For the International Plastic Bag Free Day, activists from Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia planned an action/performance in front of Importanne shopping center in Zagreb, which aimed to raise awareness on the environmental problems caused by production and overconsumption of single-use plastic bags and single-use plastic in general.
03.07.18. 15:49
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FoE Croatia is starting a 'Plastic-Free Week' campaign

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As a member of worldwide movement “Break Free From Plastic”, Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia is organizing “Plastic-Free Week”. Activities will be happening from 2nd until 6th of July, 2018 as the 3rd of July is The International Plastic Bag Free Day.
27.06.18. 15:32
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Big VICTORY: Under public pressure, waste incinerator was kicked out of the Spatial Plan of Zagreb!

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

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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
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Zagreb: European Capital of trash!

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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
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Croatian zero waste municipalities show: It is possible!

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

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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
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Zagreb: EU Capital of trash!

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

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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
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First Zero Waste in Croatia!

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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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