Friends of the Earth - SPZ

Branislav Monok

[email protected]


10+ years

Home city/town


Current location of work

All of Slovakia and Czech Republic



Languages spoken

Slovakian (Native), Czech (Spoken)

Since 1998, Branislav has been working in OZ Priatelia Zeme - SPZ, currently as chairman. It deals mainly with the area of Zero Waste, designs and implements effective waste management systems in local governments, e.g. collection of kitchen biological waste, composting systems. He is actively involved in the creation of strategic and conceptual documents and legislation of the Slovak Republic in the field of waste. Branislav also runs information campaigns and is a lecturer and author of many professional publications and studies on waste for local governments and the public.

Certified Zero Waste Ambassador

Do you have the Zero Waste Ambassador Certificate, issued by the "BEZWA" project?


Certified Zero Waste Trainer

Do you have the Zero Waste Trainer Certificate, issued by the "BEZWA" project?


Zero Waste Mentor

Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?


Zero Waste Auditor

Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?


Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

Chocholná-Velčice, Slovakia Partizánske, Slovakia Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia Košeca, Slovakia Adamovské Kochanovce, Slovakia Drietoma, Slovakia Nemšová, Slovakia Nitra, Slovakia Nový Tekov, Slovakia Bolešov, Slovakia Stará Turá, Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia

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:

Waste Framework Directive Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

Fields of Expertise



Digital Communication

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?

Certificate of completion of biological waste treatment by ZERA n.o. from Czech Republic Certificate of completion of Biowaste - Compost – Soil by European Compost Network ECN/ORBIT Certificate (final exam and defense of the final thesis) by ZERA n.o. from Czech Republic

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