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.
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Zero Waste Mentor
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Zero Waste Auditor
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Municipalities/Territories worked with before:
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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