Towards a climate neutral EU:
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LIFE IP RESTART- Boosting waste recycling into valuable products by setting the environment for a circular economy in Slovenia

Organisation: CEEweb for Biodiversity Website: Added: October 10, 2023
Project start date: January 01, 2022
Project end date: December 31, 2030


Slovenia has made commendable progress in waste management, surpassing the 2020 EU waste recycling target by achieving 71% in municipal waste recycling. However, challenges persist, especially with recycling Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) which holds a significant proportion of waste generated in the nation. The LIFE IP RESTART project is a holistic approach aiming to address these issues by focusing on technical, digital, environmental, and social solutions. The project's core intent is to maximize material self-sufficiency and foster a circular yield in the waste-to-resource sector. This comprehensive strategy will promote continuous improvement of the National Waste Management Programme and Waste Prevention Programme, establish six circular solutions for waste streams, and ensure a coherent and integrated uptake of the best available solutions. By aligning itself with the EU Waste Framework Directive and the European Green Deal, Slovenia sets a precedent for a cleaner and competitive Europe.

Financial data

Total Eligible Budget: 17,158,062 € EU Contribution: 10,000,000 € EU Funding Percentage: 58.3%


1. Continuous engagement with stakeholders in the waste management sector to ensure the successful implementation of recycling programs. 2. Encourage innovation in waste recycling technologies, particularly for CDW and non-hazardous waste streams. 3. Foster public awareness on the importance and benefits of recycling, emphasizing the contribution to environmental sustainability and job creation. 4. Strengthen collaborations with international partners and institutions to exchange best practices and know-how in waste management. 5. Establish robust monitoring mechanisms to assess the progress of recycling activities and their impact on reducing CO2 emissions and waste generation.

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European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.