Plastic Smart Cities – Trogir
Croatia has the third highest per capita waste generation in the Mediterranean and generates 400,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year. One of the key waste sources identified is tourism and thus the Plastic Smart Cities project is aimed at targeting foreign and domestic tourists.
On June 28 2021, Trogir formally adopted the first plan of actions to tackle its plastic pollution by 2026. Mayor Ante Bilic signed the Plastic Pollution Reduction Action Plan in cooperation with the Association for Nature, WWF Mediterranean and Association Sunce. It was designed using a baseline analysis of governing plastic waste in Dubrovnik, as well as the use of single-use plastics in institutions.
The city is committed to continue actively supporting all future project activities such as plastic free public events, the implementation of measures as defined by the Action Plan in various segments of social life and the local community through the use of alternative solutions for plastic and to continue in the direction of developing sustainable tourism and a sustainable city.
The city has committed to reducing its amount of disposed waste by 30% in a pilot area by 2022 and by 55% city-wide by 2025. Measures in the plan include
- a door-to-door waste collection system in the urban settlements of Plano
- improving the collection and disposal of compostable and biodegradable plastic waste
- designing, financing and implementing a reuse centre in the city
- adopting legal measures for limiting the use of disposable\
In October 2021, Trogir adopted a decision on restricting the use of single-use plastics plastic for all public events organised, (co)organised or (co)financed by the city as well as for all public companies and institutions.