Factsheet: SL-DOW


Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree on waste
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Uredba o odpadkih
This Decree of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, with a view to protect the environment and human health, lays down requirements for preventing or reducing the adverse impacts of the generation and management of waste by reducing the overall impacts of the use of natural resources and improving the efficiency of such use. These requirements relate to recycling, control of hazardous waste, ban on the mixing of hazardous waste and rules on labelling of waste. This Decree includes provisions on by-products and end of waste status, which is particularly interesting in light of wood waste. The Decree stipulates that definition of a substance or object as waste, by-product or end of waste status shall be awarded in accordance with Community legislation and within the framework of applicable guidelines, prepared on the basis of this Decree. The Decree introduces a 5-stage waste management hierarchy treated as a priority order in waste production and management. Regarding separate collection the Decree stipulates that separate collection should be established at least for paper, metal, plastic and glass waste.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of the environment and spatial planning


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