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Zagreb | Green islands for waste separation in central Zagreb

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ACR+ member City of Zagreb has set up the first underground waste containers with separate compartments for different types of waste in central parts of the Croatian capital.  The waste containers placed in so-called green islands will allow the separation of plastics, paper, textile, and glass – each of them has two separate compartments for plastics and one each for paper, glass and textiles. The municipality also plans to set up smaller waste containers with chips in front of every building in the city with green islands set up for every 15 or so buildings which would be in line with European Union regulations and waste management plans in the country.

The Croatian government issued a decree on waste management in May 2017, introducing the obligation of separating different types of waste. The decree took effect in November 2017. According to data from the Croatian Environmental Protection Agency, 27.65 % of waste is separated in the Croatian capital. Under EU standards, Zagreb is under obligation to raise that to the level of 50 % of separated waste by the end of the year 2020.

Source: https://balkangreenenergynews.com