9. 12. 2020

SINCE DECEMBER, SMALL ELECTRONIC WASTE HAS ALSO BEEN COLLECTED IN PETRŽALKA (PRESS RELEASE)

Slovakia is becoming increasingly more familiar with the principles of correct waste separation. However, in spite of increasing numbers, the waste recycling rate is below the EU average, namely by as much as 10 percentage points. Red-and-white containers intended for collection of small municipal waste are also supposed to increase […]

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8. 12. 2020

ASEKOL SK ON RTVS MORNING NEWS

Do we want the waste recycling rate to increase? Let´s speak about this, because the way to reach this goal is through an informed public deciding about where each piece of waste will end up. […]

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23. 11. 2020

TONNES OF ELECTRONIC WASTE WAS COLLECTED IN SLIAČ. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS LIKE THE NEW SYSTEM OF ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION (PRESS RELEASE)

The consumer is the main pillar in the system of collection of electronic waste and used batteries in Slovakia. It is the consumer who decides if the electronic waste from households will end up in a landfill or if it will be recycled in a processing plant. Currently, the simplest […]

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28. 10. 2020

AN AMENDMENT TO THE ACT ON WASTE HAS ENTERED INTO FORCE

Approved by the National Council of the Slovak Republic on September 24, 2020, Amendment No. 285/2020 to the Act on Waste No. 79/2015 entered into force on October 14, 2020. The most important changes contained in the Amendment to the Act: The statutory minimum duration of a contract concluded between a producer responsibility organisation (PRO) […]

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7. 10. 2020

CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN THE REFORM PLAN OF THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF SR – A MODERN AND SUCCESSFUL SLOVAKIA

On Monday, October 5, 2020 the Ministry of Finance of SR disclosed a National Integrated Reform Plan called “A Modern and Successful Slovakia” in which the green economy is also represented. As stated in its document, MoF SR plans to increase the recycling rate by 11% by 2024 and by 16% by 2026, while 60% […]

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17. 9. 2020

THE SLOVAK GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED A DRAFT AMENDMENT TO THE WASTE ACT

Several waste management acts will be amended over a short time frame through accelerated legislative procedures. The amendment process was not preceded by a proper inter-ministerial commenting procedure, i.e. third parties were not provided any space to express their opinions. If approved by the National Council of the Slovak Republic, it should enter into force […]

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9. 9. 2020

TEN PER CENT OF THE SLOVAK POPULATION ALREADY USES RED-AND-WHITE CONTAINERS (PRESS RELEASE)

With electronics consumption increasing annually, the volume of electronic waste is going up as well. The average Slovak produces over 7.5 kg of waste from electronic equipment per year, which means that the overall volume of electronic waste amounts to dozens of millions of kilograms every year. Some of the waste materials may be reused […]

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2. 6. 2020

New E-Box in the Presidential Palace

Within its environmental measures, the Presidential Palace minimises its waste production. It thus follows one of the President's priorities – environmental protection. Water in glass bottles and jugs, double-sided printing of documents, minimisation of plastics and the use of classic towels are are only a small part of how the Office of the President […]

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21. 5. 2020

The Government Programme Objectives of the Government of the Slovak Republic were approved

The Government Programme Objectives of the Government of the Slovak Republic were approved for the following four-years-period having set new goals for the sector of waste management. […]

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14. 4. 2020

One year postponement of beverage container deposit

In the context of the pandemic, Parliament approved emergency measures to postpone container deposits to 2023. The COVID-19 disease has caused many changes, which have also been reflected in the waste sector. The selection procedure for […]

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