Sustainable use of materials

The circular economy plays a significant role in sustainable development and the mitigation of climate change, because almost 70 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions concern materials. According to the legislation, 50 per cent of municipal waste must be recycled as materials.

Residents’ choices play a key role in the prevention of waste. Work to prevent waste:

  • by composting your biowaste
  • by sorting your waste and taking it for recycling
  • by borrowing, sharing and repairing things

Waste recycling has an effect on both greenhouse gas emissions and the use of natural resources. Recycling also saves money!

Buy second-hand and share things

Less waste is produced and the carbon footprint of consumption is reduced when you buy second-hand and share things. So before buying a new product, it is worth to check out the supply of flea markets and other second-hand outlets. Also consider if you really need to own the product or if it would be more economical to borrow the product.