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Waste Management Plan for 2017 - 2020 Adopted

16.01.2017  11:22

The Croatian government has adopted a Waste Management Plan for the period 2017 - 2022. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković introductory said that the adoption of the Plan is an important prerequisite for the use of funds from the Operational Programme Competitiveness and cohesion in this financial perspective, and in which around 475 million euros will be provided to finance the waste sector.

''We create conditions to keep pace with the circular economy, a new concept that takes into account the development of the industry and the economy, but also takes care of the environment and nature protection at EU level and thus creates new jobs'' - said Prime Minister Plenković.

Minister of Environment and Energy, Slaven Dobrović, presented the key innovations brought by National Waste Management Plan for the period 2017 - 2022, and stressed that the plan to enable the development of the recycling industry, creating new green jobs and fulfilling the EU's obligations in regards to recycling.

''In the forefront are waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting. More important measures of the Plan are separate collections at the doorstep, the introduction of stimulus measures in the collection of public waste services according to the composition and amount, and the introduction of fees for municipal waste disposal'' - stressed Minister Dobrović.

The backbone of the Plan are recycling centers, recycling centers with sorting and composting in which preparation for the recycling of separately collected waste is being done. For the undeveloped Centre for waste management it is necessary to adjust the capacity and content objectives of this Plan, which is why a feasibility study is needed for each of them.

The plan is consistent with the Waste Framework Directive. It regulates the achievement of objectives in terms of separate collection and recycling of components of municipal waste, part of the Plan for the prevention of waste generation, introduced measures for separate collection at source, waste selection and encourage composting of waste in the household and at the local level.

Some of the most important measures are encouraging the separate collection of paper, cardboard, metals, glass, plastics and bio-waste, separate waste collection at the doorstep, the introduction of stimulus measures in charge of public services to municipal waste collection according to the composition and amount of, the introduction of fees for municipal waste disposal, encouraging household and municipal composting, sorting building, IT support to the monitoring of waste streams and a series of educational - information measures.


Source: Monitor

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