The Independent names Ljubljana as one of the six best sustainable destinations
The explanation states that Ljubljana is the first European capital to commit to becoming zero-waste.
The new Sustainable Travel International documentary series highlights Ljubljana as the beautiful Slovenian capital.
The British media outlet, The Independent, named Ljubljana as one of the six best sustainable destinations worth visiting.
The new Sustainable Travel International documentary series highlighted Ljubljana as the beautiful Slovenian capital that was named number one among the 20 Best Green Capitals in Europe in 2021.
The explanation reads that Ljubljana is first European capital to commit to becoming zero-waste and has been practising waste management and sustainable urban planning and development for years.
The Ljubljana Regional Waste Management Centre (Rcero) is the perfect example of regional integration and cooperation, servicing almost a quarter of Slovenia and using natural gas to produce electricity and heat since it opened in 2015.
Separated waste is collected from households and extracted before being turned into high-quality compost and energy. Up to 95 per cent of the waste is processed into recyclable materials or fuel, which means that only 5 per cent ends up in a landfill.
They further emphasised that Ljubljana has the highest percentage of green space per resident, 306 kilometres of cycling paths and 17 hectares of car-free zone, which is the largest vehicle-free zone in the EU.
In addition to Ljubljana, the other best sustainable destinations include Coulibri Ridge (Dominica), Tropical North Queensland (Australia), St Kitts (Caribbean), Århus and Copenhagen (Denmark) and Six Senses (Ibiza).