Marina Kuburic

[email protected]


0-2 years

Home city/town

Banja Luka

Current location of work

Banja Luka


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Languages spoken

Serbian (Native), English (Advanced), German (Intermediate), Portuguese (Elementary)

With an interdisciplinary background in Toxicology and Ecotoxicology and more than a decade of experience in education and in different roles in an environmental NGO, Marina is passionate about finding solutions for environmental issues. While dreaming about the day that her city will become zero waste, Marina has collaborated with different stakeholders in the previous years. She is proud to be a Zero Waste Ambassadors and believes that the future is zero waste.

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:

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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:

Single Use Plastics Directive Waste Framework 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?

M.Sc. in Applied Ecology Specialization in Toxicological Risk Assessment from Environmental Polluters

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