Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia

Marko Kosak

[email protected]


5-10 years

Home city/town


Current location of work




Languages spoken

Croatian (Native), English (Advanced), Slovenian (Intermediate), German (Intermediate), Italian (Elementary), Spanish (Beginner)

Marko coordinates the network of Croatian zero waste municipalities (producing analysis and recommendations based on the zero waste model, evaluating results, conducting trainings, organizing knowledge exchange between municipalities, etc.). He is a member of the Advisory boards in some municipalities and the Circular Economy Committee established by the Ministry of Environment, in addition to being active in different task forces within Zero Waste Europe, BFFP Europe and the European Environmental Bureau.

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:

Zagreb, Croatia Prelog, Croatia Belica, Croatia Donja Dubrava, Croatia Donji Vidovec, Croatia Sveta Marija, Croatia Goričan, Croatia Donji Kraljevec, Croatia Kotoriba, Croatia Dekanovec, Croatia Domašinec, Croatia Martijanec, Croatia Podturen, Croatia Jalžabet, Croatia Pribislavec, Croatia Krk, Croatia Omišalj, Croatia Vrbnik, Croatia Baška, Croatia Dobrinj, Croatia Punat, Croatia Malinska - Dubašnica, Croatia Lastovo, Croatia Sali, Croatia Stari Grad, Croatia Velika Gorica, Croatia Ludbreg, Croatia Rijeka, Croatia Karlovac, Croatia Ogulin, Croatia

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 Single-Use Plastics 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

Other relevant qualifications / certifications?

Coordinator of Network of Croatian NGOs working on waste issues

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