Ljubljana is the first Zero Waste capital in Europe
Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital, is the first European capital to be a member of the Zero Waste Europe network thanks to investing in the Zero Waste Strategy.
Ljubljana’s Zero Waste Strategy embraces EU waste management best practices by prioritising waste prevention. The Slovenian capital's exemplary approach to managing urban waste and developing a local circular economy is multi-pronged. Such a strategy facilitates recycling and reuse, improves the separation and treatment of waste, and encourages citizens and businesses to reduce the amount of waste they generate in the first place. This is a remarkable achievement, accomplished over the past decade, in which policy-makers, businesses and citizens have worked together to create a more sustainable urban environment.