Saturday, 6 November 2021

Green Activists Demand Shutdown of Plomin Power Plant in Next Five Years

ZAGREB, 6 Nov 2021 - Activists of the Zelena Akcija environmentalist group on Saturday held a performance in downtown Zagreb to demand the closing of the coal-fired thermal power plant in the Istrian town of Plomin in the next five years.

The purpose of their performance was to warn about the failures of the government and Economy Minister Tomislav Ćorić in efforts to meet climate neutrality targets.

They claim that the efforts which Prime Minister Andrej Plenković presented during the Glasgow climate summit were insufficient.

Those environmentalists also insist that the closure of the Plomin thermal plant should be shifted from the planned deadline in 2033 to 2026.

The activists raised their voice against nuclear energy from the Krško plant, as they believe that instead of investing in the construction of a new block of the Krško plant, those funds should be used for solar panels on rooftops.

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Thursday, 1 July 2021

Green Action: Croatia Should Be More Determined in Combating Plastic Pollution

ZAGREB, 1 July 2021 - The Green Action NGO on Thursday called on the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development to adopt ambitious measures as part of the new waste management bill and set the right example in combating plastic pollution.

"Croatia can be a leader among EU member states in abandoning single-use plastics and the waste culture. Now we finally have a chance to start promoting a reuse system as a solution to single-use plastic pollution," Green Action's Ana-Marija Mileusnić said as part of the "Plastic-Free July" campaign.

She said that the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development was "very inert and passive" in drawing up the new waste management bill.

"Despite repeated calls for action, we are still late in meeting the initial deadlines, which will not bring about any major change other than banning the marketing of certain products," Mileusnić said.

The Single-Use Plastic Directive says that replacement of single-use plastic products with other disposable products should be prevented, so specific provisions should be laid down to promote the development of a reuse system, she added.

In order for the system to be effective, economic incentives supporting reuse should be provided, such as taxation and effective differences in fees for multiple-use packaging. "In addition to policy- and decision-makers, we also need the support of the public at large because it is people that make the system, and already now they can contribute to positive change," Mileusnić said.

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Monday, 25 September 2017

15th Anniversary of ZMAG, Come Join the Celebrations

On 30th September 2017, the ‘Recycled Estate’ will celebrate its 18th Anniversary and ZMAG, its 15th Anniversary by putting together a program filled with fun, education, food, drinks and music, come join the celebrations.