Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association has a status of public body and therefore a responsibility to support embed ing measures to break the circular economy into decisive policies on in a wide range of areas, in the tourism, energy, transport, agriculture, etc.
- Economic and financial aspects.
- Regulatory failures – legislation and government support.
- Social factors – social acceptance and attitudes.
- Market failures – aspects that the current market has not been able to address.Business structure – corporate organisation and governance issues.
- Technology – access to technology and the need for new skills
By creating an international platform for public services in a circular economy, municipalities (and municipal services) will have the opportunity to adapt their daily use of services from linear to circular, drawing on best practices from Europe. They will also be able to share their legislative and professional experience and knowledge as a model of good practice for other European cities and municipalities.
- Slovenia population: 2.1 million
- National GDP: €50 billion
- Progressive zero waste policy & high recycling rate
- Ljubljana Green Capital of Europe 2016 and the first zero waste capital in Europe
- Association of Municipalities and towns of Slovenia (SOS) has 179 member municipalities that can become procurers
- IMM employs 44,000 persons.