Saturday, 12 March 2022

Textile Businesses Net HRK 81m in Profits in 2020

ZAGREB, 12 March 2022 - In 2020, textile businesses netted HRK 81 million in profits, up 42.4% on the year, according to the Financial Agency.

That year there were 334 textile businesses with 3,521 employees.

Their revenues totalled HRK 1.6 billion, down 4.2% on 2019, while expenditures were HRK 1.5 billion, down 5.6%. Profits totalled HRK 99.5 million (+17.1%), while losses were HRK 18.6 million (-34.1%).

Most of the textile businesses operated in Zagreb (84), followed by Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (33) and Krapina-Zagorje County (27).

The average net monthly pay was HRK 4,618, up 5.6% from 2019 but down 22.7% from the national average.

In 2020, the biggest revenue was generated by the Aquafilcro company, HRK 219.4 million, while the biggest profit was generated by Meditex, HRK 17 million.

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

Textile and Footwear Waste Recovery Facilities Not Utilised Enough

ZAGREB, 12 Sept, 2021 - Forty-one percent of waste in Croatia is sorted and every Croat annually generates 414 kilograms of waste, which is then used by companies to manufacture new products, Večernji List newspaper said in its Sunday edition.

The largest amounts of textile and footwear waste are not separated and end up in mixed municipal waste or bulky waste, the newspaper quoted the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development as saying.

The ministry noted that textile and footwear waste recovery facilities are not utilised enough, and that all wastes should be collected separately on the sites where they are produced, for example by using containers or a door-to-door waste collection system. It added that waste re-use centres are also a solution, such as the one operating in the northern town of Prelog, and stressed the importance of awareness raising, encouraging product repairs, buying more durable products and separating unwanted products for re-use.

The national waste management plan for 2017-2022 aims, among other things, to reduce the total amount of generated municipal waste by 5% and ensure separate collection of 60% of municipal waste, 40% of biowaste and 75% of construction waste.

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