About the speaker
Bled is world famous tourist destination and Infrastruktura Bled d.o.o. manages their water supply and waste collection. In 2014 Bled decided to follow Zero Waste goals, which is fully complied with Bled tourist strategy: green and healthy.
With over 70 % of separately collected municipal waste, Bled has been among best performing Slovenian communities. They set their goals to 75 % separate collection by 2020, focusing especially on business sector, where the results are not optimized yet. To achieve those goals, they plan to carry out the following:
- Hotels: they studied waste management in hotels in the area and educated the personnel how to reduce mixed waste and how to reduce their waste management costs.
- Camping: they analysed composition of their waste and proposed additional containers for bio waste collection. Special brochure on »separating waste« was published for guests in camping sites in 4 languages. They receive the brochure at the check in.
- Waste bins around the lake: more than 100 waste bins for separate collection were set along the footpath around the lake. Containers are clearly marked with visible signs. The results are impressive: in just two years they halved the quantity of mixed waste collected around the lake.
- Taste Bled: they worked with local restaurants to offer biodegradable and reusable cutlery at Taste Bled events during summer (highest tourist season).