Circular Economy in Republic of Serbia and Region

  • Milan PavlovićEmail author
  • Miroslav Vulić
  • Aleksandar Pavlović


The presented paper shows the current importance of the CE (circular economy) to the sustainable development of the Republic of Serbia. Following the European Commission’s decision back from 2015 regarding the transformation of the linear economy into the circular economy, several laws were introduced in Serbia and are in the process of implementation, with the goal to stimulate investments in the CE Waste Management. The amendments to the Waste Management Law also give significant contribution to the CE development. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has signed an cooperation agreement with the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) regarding sustainable development of the CE in Serbia. International cooperations with institutions such as GIZ, OSCE, etc., are as well of significant importance to the CE development. This paper provides a numerous examples of good CE practice in Serbia. Serbian Chamber of Commerce, through cooperation with the Permanent Conference of Cities and Municipalities (SCTM), gives their contribution to the development of CE by supporting various activities in the economic field and the green jobs openings. In the future development, period is expected that CE should significantly increase GDP.


Serbia Circular economy Recycling Resources Sustainable development 



The research is conducted under the Project TR 35,033 financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological development of the Republic of Serbia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milan Pavlović
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miroslav Vulić
    • 2
  • Aleksandar Pavlović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementUnion UniversityBelgradeRepublic of Serbia
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and Engineering ManagementUniversity Business AcademyNovi SadRepublic of Serbia

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