Andrej graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2015, with a dissertation on Zero Waste Grocery Retail. After returning home, he co-founded the organisation Zero waste Žalec, aiming to bring sustainable change on the ground. Andrej is also an urban gardener, working on aquaponics, and an independent researcher on topics such as sociology, ecology, resilience and circular economy. He is a project leader in a two-person team, which won the New European Bauhaus prize (Rising stars) for their idea, Zero waste House: Towards circular commons.
Certified Zero Waste Ambassador
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Certified Zero Waste Trainer
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Zero Waste Mentor
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Zero Waste Auditor
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Fields of Expertise
Reuse & repair initiatives
Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems
Single-use plastics prevention
Extended Producer Responsibility schemes
The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)
Organics management and composting
Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste
Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)
Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives
Residual waste disposal methods
Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation
Knowledge of specific pieces of EU legislation:
Fields of Expertise
Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)
Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)
Public speaking / oral communications
Advocacy & lobbying
Consulting municipalities and/or businesses
Project-based monitoring & evaluation
Other relevant qualifications / certifications?
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