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Quantities of hazardous waste are increasing. As hazardous waste contains substances harmful to the environment, it has to be collected, recovered or deposited separate from other waste. In 2009, 99.3 thousand tonnes of hazardous waste was generated, which was a 47% increase from 2002, while on the other hand, it was a 36% decrease from 2008, which was the year in which, due to extraordinary events, the largest quantities  of hazardous waste in recent years were generated. 47% of hazardous waste was recovered and 53% deposited in 2009.

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The export of waste from Slovenia has been increasing sharply in recent years; since 2009 (after the peak in 2008), the increase has been more than threefold. In 2016, 247 thousand tonnes of waste was exported, mostly to Austria and Hungary. The import of waste has been rather stable. In 2016, 37 thousand tonnes of waste was imported.

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Domestic material consumption amounted to almost 29 million tonnes (13,5 million tonnes per capita) in 2019 and was 5,46 % lower than in 2018. The amount of biomass utilized decreased by 2,68 % compared to 2018, also  the amount of mineral resources exploitation by 7,36 %, and the amount of used fossil energy  by 2,54 % compared to 2018. In 2019, the import to Slovenia was 3,71 million tonnes higher than the export from Slovenia.

Neutral

In the 2002-2008 period, the quantity of generated waste increased by 55%. In 2008, 42% of waste was deposited, and 58% recovered. Our greatest concern is municipal waste management, as more than 70% of that waste is still deposited. Despite the increased quantity of recovered waste in recent years and the registered decline in deposited quantities, we still remain far behind more developed EU Member States.

Neutral

In the upcoming years our primary objective is to implement and maintain an effective system of managing waste batteries and accumulators.

Neutral

The amount of packaging waste has stabilized in recent years at about 100 kg per capita per year. In 2014, every resident of Slovenia produced 102 kg of packaging waste, which is a few kilos more than in the four preceeding years.

Recovery of packaging waste has been increasing and in 2014 stood at 88%. Recycling is also increasing and in 2014 it reached 70%. Slovenia has reached the EU target – to reuse at least 55% of all packaging materials by the end of 2012.

Neutral

We recover only half of construction waste, while the need for natural mineral resources is growing.

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The quantity of end-of-life tyres collected for recovery increased dramatically when producer liability was introduced. Arround 16,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres is produced, which is about 8kg per capita. In 2015, 65% of end-of-life-tyres have been recovered through material recovery and 35% through energy recovery.

Neutral

The number of end-of-life motor vehicles is increasing in line with the increasing number of newly registered vehicles. End-of-life motor vehicles qualify as hazardous waste due to the substances they contain. The dismantling system was established in 2004, creating conditions to meet the targets set at 80% of reuse and recycling, and 85% of reuse and recovery, which are being met by Slovenia. Nevertheless, the coverage of ELVs is lower than expected.


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