Hnutí DUHA - Friends of the Earth Czech Republic

Ivo Kropácek

[email protected]


10+ years

Home city/town


Current location of work



Czech Republic

Languages spoken

Czech (Native), English (Intermediate)

Ivo studied waste management at the Brno University of Technology. For over twenty years, he has been advocating for better recycling services for homes and apartments or legislation promoting waste prevention. He has written several publications, ranging from expert studies to manuals for town halls to educational booklets for children. If you need to know how the promotion of returnable bottles works in Sweden or the collection of separated waste in Zurich, you have come to the right person.

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:

Ostopovice u Brna, Czech Republic Veselíčko, Czech Republic Dobrovolný svazek obcí RESO Křtiny

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 Landfill 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


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