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Life without waste – join the zero waste movement!

If you're considering some resolutions for next year, you may find inspiration in Petra Slezáková's article on zero waste lifestyle.

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Fourteen million tons. This is the amount of waste that Slovakia produces in one year. Of this, 2.3 million tons is municipal waste, which represents 427 kg per capita per year. And, unfortunately, this number is growing every year.

We sort and recycle only 38% of this huge amount. Most of our waste ends up in landfills where it might cause soil, groundwater and air pollution. And these are the three basic components we need to thrive.

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