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In 2012, more than half of Slovenia's land area was covered by forests (56% or 58% including shrubland), while other mostly natural vegetation accounted for 4%. Farmland occupied 35% of land area, while slightly less than 3% was artificial land. In the periods 1996–2000, 2000–2006 and 2006–2012, land cover and land use changes were relatively small (they occurred on 0.12%, 0.13% and 0.09% of the entire territory, respectively). The majority of detected changes were related to forest management and infrastructure construction.

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In 2020, Slovenia recorded a slight increase in the number and total area of functionally depreciated areas (FDAs): 1,132 FDAs were recorded in the total area of 3,695.3 ha. Compared to 2017, their number increased by 51, with a total area of 272.5 ha.

We can notice positive trends towards the revitalization of FDAs, as new activity has taken off on 108 locations, on the 292 FDAs there have been major changes in recent years, where many remediation and renewal processes began, while else ware the physical condition and degradation of the area has deteriorated.

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Over the period 2008–2012, the area of built-up land, representing 5.4% of land use in Slovenia, increased. The percentage of built-up land is distinctly higher in the Central Slovenia and Podravje statistical regions. The existing data sources do not allow a precise quantitative evaluation of the process of land conversion to urban/residential/industrial use.

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Water consumption in Slovenia represents a relatively small proportion of the annual gross water outflow from the country. In 2018, the annual WEI+ index was around 3%, or, compared to the periodic average of water availability. The Long-term Annual Average Water Exploitation Index shows a slight decrease, but the trend is not statistically significant.

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In recent years, the amount of wastewater treated by secondary or tertiary treatment processes increased, while primary treatment processes have closed. The amount of wastewater treated through secondary treatment processes increased by 118 % since 2002 or from 38 million m3 (in 2002) to almoust 46 million m3 (in 2018). There were almost no tertiary wastewater treatment processes in Slovenia in 2002, and in 2018, 72% of wastewater or 116 million m3 of wastewater was treated by tertiary process.

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In 2008, the trend of reducing annual quantities of deposited waste continued both in landfills that are part of public infrastructure as well in landfills operated by the industry. In 2008, 835.3 thousand tonnes of waste were deposited on landfills belonging to public infrastructure and 207.8 thousand tonnes were deposited on landfills operated by industry.

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Since 2004, the share of collected waste oils in relation to the quantity of oils sold grew from 15% to 30% in 2007, which is the target figure. In recent years, the share of recovered or incinerated waste oils compared to deposited oils is also increasing, which shows that this waste is used as additional energy-generating product. According to 2004 data, 4145 tonnes of waste oils were recovered, and 134 tonnes deposited.

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The collected quantities of health-care waste increased after the adoption of the regulation governing this waste. Collected quantities of waste medicines are also expected to increase, since collection in pharmacies was introduced at the end of 2009.

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The majority of waste edible oil is exported to other EU Member States for recycling into biodiesel. According to the official records of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, there is no industrial biodiesel production from waste edible oils in Slovenia.

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Collected quantities of organic kitchen waste more than doubled after the implementation of the regulation, but its management has so far failed to achieve the set objectives. Deficiencies are particularly evident in composting. About 3,000 tonnes of such waste were composted in 2007, but so far only one entity obtained the environmental permit required for this activity.


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