Priatelia Zeme – SPZ

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Priatelia Zeme – SPZ
Formation 1996; 22 years ago (1996)
Type NGO
Purpose environment, waste reduction
Headquarters Košice
Region served
Martin Valentovič
Branislav Moňok
Project manager
Lenka Beznáková
Parent organization
Friends of the Earth International

Priatelia Zeme – SPZ (Slovak, translated to English as Friends of the Earth - SPZ) is a non-profit organisation protecting environment and nature in Slovakia and Europe since 1996. Priatelia Zeme – SPZ leads campaigns in the area of waste management and works on relating to waste, such as natural resources consumption, toxic substances use and disposal, effects of incinerators and packaging issues. They are independent from any government or political parties.

Scope of work[edit]

  • information and education (information campaigns, workshops, trainings, lectures...)
  • campaigns to stop harmful activities
  • help to municipalities and towns in reducing the amount of waste and development of separate waste collection
  • projects to implement sustainable solutions (e.g. separation, composting, recycling, waste reduction)
  • research, monitoring
  • legislative changes

The most remarkable membership of Priatelia Zeme – SPZ represents their work in environmental organization Friends of Earth Slovakia, which is a member of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI).

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