Friends of the Earth - SPZ

Lenka Beznáková

[email protected]


10+ years

Home city/town


Current location of work

All of Slovakia and Czech Republic



Languages spoken

Slovakian (Native), Czech (Spoken), English (Elementary/Intermediate)

Lenka is a graduate of Environmental Studies at Comenius University in Bratislava. She worked for 5 years in the local government, where she headed the environmental department. During this time, the department successfully implemented several waste projects - the expansion of separate waste collection in the city, the construction of a collection yard and the establishment of a city composting plant. Since 2009, Lenka has been working at OZ Priatelia Zeme - SPZ. She focuses mainly on working with local governments in the field of zero waste and conducting information campaigns. She is the author of several professional publications and studies on waste for local governments, professionals and the public.

Certified Zero Waste Ambassador

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


Certified Zero Waste Trainer

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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 Partizánske Trenčianske Teplice Košeca Adamovské Kochanovce Drietoma Nemšová Nitra Nový Tekov Bolešov Stará Turá

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

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