SLOVENIA: FROM ERADICATING PLASTIC AND SINGLE USE ARTICLES IN TOURISM TO CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Slovenia implements an ambitious project of circular economy of plastics in the area of Bioshere reserve Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Slovenia.
Slovenia’s tourism sector is well-placed to develop a leadership position on tackling destination management issues and the global plastic crisis. It has a relatively sophisticated municipal waste infrastructure, 1/3 of the country is within a national park or other protected area, and its stakeholders are ambitious about developing tourism sustainably. Part of that ambition is to become the first visitor economy to close the loop around plastic, and to eradicate single-use plastic from tourism sector. Through this vision Slovenia is changing its actions and thinking from linear to circular – in a united approach. Tourism is the industry to lead this change, but chaneges have to be made in whole value chain. Single use plastics pollution is a great exemple of environmental issue that should be tackled on value chain level the presentation attached present the scope and steps of the project.
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