About the speaker
Erika works as the Zero Waste Slovenija coordinator at Ecologists without Borders Association. Since the program was established in 2014, six Slovenian municipalities have adopted their Zero Waste plans. Among others Vrhnika with 80% separate collection and Ljubljana as first European capital on the road to Zero Waste. Several other municipalities in Slovenia have started recognition procedures.
Erika has been advocating for Zero Waste since 2000, when she started actively opposing municipal waste incineration plans in Slovenia – both as volunteer and later professionally. Among others, she was a managing director of Umanotera, Slovenian Foundation for Sustainable development. Before her involvement with NGOs, she worked in IT, a few years as a CIO for largest Slovenian print distribution company.