Ljubljana Regional Waste Management Centre (RCERO Ljubljana) is the largest environmental cohesion project in the country. Started at the end of 2015 it is responsible for a third of Slovenia’s waste. The regional centre consists of an expanded landﬁll, a wastewater treatment plant for leachate and waste processing facilities.
A key part of the centre are the three structures where treatment of mechanical and biological waste is carried out. Within these facilities, two types of waste are processed: separately collected bio-waste and the remainder of mixed municipal waste.
RCERO Ljubljana receives over 60% co-ﬁnancing from the European Cohesion Fund and is an example of good practice in connecting waste management in Slovenia through networking and cooperation between municipalities and regions. RCERO is made up of 49 municipalities.
The entire project is led by Snaga Ljubljana, a public enterprise, under the authority of the Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) and other municipalities.
Re-Use Centre Ljubljana allows members of the public to bring their unwanted goods to be re-used or repurposed. The centre recycles furniture, computer equipment, books, bicycles, sporting goods, clothing, toys - in short: anything in good condition. At the centre, the products are prepared for re-use and then sold in the centre’s Green Store, where you can also ﬁnd unique products made from various recycled materials. By purchasing at the centre people save money, conserve natural resources and support local jobs.
Located at Povšetova ulica this centre operates in partnership with the public enterprise Snaga. The centre was co-ﬁnanced by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Aﬀairs and Equal Opportunities and the European Social Fund.
Once a prison, Hostel Celica is now one of the most intriguing hostels in the world and a true Ljubljana landmark. The prisoners were replaced by local and international artists who fora decade have breathed new life into the former military prison.
Since 2003 Hostel Celica has been the perfect example of how art can transform a space. It won the world's ﬁrst eco-certiﬁed hostel title by setting out a successful long-term strategy, which stays true to environmental basics, promotes responsible tourism and which is committed to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism principles.
For 13 years now, Celica has been successfully developing and promoting sustainability in tourism together with the employees, guests and partners. With its engagement in the green supply chains project, Celica has not only brought fresh local food to guests’ tables, but has set an example for how sustainability and economic success can go hand in hand when driven by the right goals and commitment.
Our everyday operations support responsible tourism development based on environmental protection principles. Join us for an entertaining ‘behind bars’ class on art and sustainability. Learn about Celica's story, its unique concept and what intrigues guests the most after more than a decade.
HOTEL PARK - URBAN&GREEN
The only hotel in the centre of Ljubljana positioned in the middle of a park Hotel Park is committed to sustainable development, encouraging respect for the environment and connecting with local communities.
‘Reduce, reuse and recycle’ is one of the main principles of the hotel’s work and since Ljubljana was the European Green Capital 2016, special attention has been paid to regional parks. Hotel Park represents remarkable regional parks in the vicinity.
Hotel Park is also included in the Bee trail, which contributes to the conservation of native honeybees and their environment. The hotel also provides fresh food from local producers and complimentary morning yoga under the trees to guests.
This 62m2 apartment located at Bolgarska ulica 14 is furnished using JuicyReCycle products, which are made exclusively of waste materials. The owner Matic Praznik strives not to buy anything new for the assembly of each furnishing. These sculptured and/or painted objects are functional but also have an aesthetic value. They are small objects such as lamps, chairs, racks, bicycles, clocks etc.