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7.11.2017

Circular inspiration: Ljubljana: paper production from invasive plants

Like many cities, Ljubljana is faced with significant overgrowth of Japanese knotweed, a plant on the list of 100 most invasive non-native species worldwide. Unlike many cities, Ljubljana found a way to make this plant useful, through the circular economy.

 

Ljubljana is hosting the EUROCITIES 2017 Conference, which is focussing on the circular economy. Read this great example from your host city!

 

 

Zala Strojin Božič, project coordinator, said: "Ljubljana, like many European cities, is faced with an overgrowth of invasive alien species. Cities, as a local development engine, have the duty and privilege to represent a role model to their residents, visitors and businesses. The transformation from linear to circular shouldn't be only one of the options, but an obligation that ensures higher quality of life and sustainable urban development."

 

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