Broken plastics promises
How the new Environmental Protection Act would transform EPR schemes in Slovenia
In May 2022, the Constitutional Court decided to suspend the implementation of most of the contested articles pending a final decision. It is not known when the Constitutional Court will make its ruling.
Slovenia risks EU fines while the new EPR regulation is under constitutional review
An opaque packaging waste management system in Slovenia does little to incentivise producers toward sustainable products.
Plastic bottles: the stalled dream of recycling and reuse
Half as many bottles are set to be used in Europe by 2030, and all single-use packaging and plastics should be gone by 2040. But the targets that the food giants have set themselves are constantly being pushed back.
Slovenia and the EU have a problem with uncollected waste
As plastic waste increases in Slovenia, the European Union, and the world, so do the difficulties in disposing of and recycling it.
Slovenia spends millions of taxpayers’ money to dispose of uncollected waste
The disorderly system of handling packaging waste in Slovenia is creating high additional costs and causing significant environmental damage.
What happens to plastic waste?
Pod črto calculated the average yearly "plastic footprint" of their newsroom. Where does all this plastic waste go?
How these companies tried to greenwash their plastic waste
Europe’s food and drinks companies make big promises to cut plastic waste. But they don't deliver. We checked. A story about ambitious commitments, hidden failures and how to hold firms accountable.
European food companies break their plastics promises
Two-thirds of pledges to go greener on plastic fail or are dropped, a DW investigation has found. Here's how European food and drink companies break their own commitments, and how legislation might hold them accountable.