Environment and Nature Protection Minister Slaven Dobrovic has been given the green light from the European Commission for a new waste management plan framework for the 2016-20 period and the enhancement of the existing system, which is based on the previous plan and the construction of 13 waste management centres which would increase a household's annual utility costs by 500-1,000 kuna.
"The advancement of the waste management system we are working on will facilitate a better financial and ecological sustainability of the system. For citizens, this means better utility services, more acceptable waste disposal costs, and for entrepreneurs, a chance to create jobs in waste management," Dobrovnik has told Hina.
He says the advancement of the waste management system will enable Croatia to meet its obligations towards the European Union and not pay penalties, recalling that cities and municipalities have the legal obligation to enable citizens to sort waste.
Only 15 percent of waste in Croatia is sorted and Croatia has the obligation to ensure the sorting of 50% of waste by 2020.