Factsheet: Act on sustainable waste management

Act on sustainable waste management

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on Sustainable Waste Management (OG 94/13)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Zakon o održivom gospodarenju otpadom (NN 94/13) PRAVILNIK O GOSPODARENJU OTPADOM 2014
The Act defines measures for the prevention or reduction of possible waste adverse effects, also it establishes the sustainable waste management system, waste hierarchy including waste to energy field, planning in waste management sector, waste transport, permits for waste management, what can be considered as a byproduct etc. For energy recovery, one needs to be registered in a specific register. Energy recovery is allowed for vegetal waste from agriculture and forestry, vegetal waste from food processing industry if used for heat production, fibrous vegetal waste from pulp and paper industry if used at its place of origin with heat production, wood waste except that having hazardous substances (heavy metals) and wood waste from construction, cork waste. Imports of mixed municipal waste for energy production is forbidden. The Act defines targets for biodegradable municipal waste and its landfilling, that is maximum amount of biodegradable municipal waste that can be landfilled in Croatia.
sustainable waste management

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Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection


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