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Nigrad d.o.o

Nigrad d.o.o. is a utility company, established in 1875 in the Municipality of Maribor and acts as a fundamental maintenance and construction company in the city. Nigrad`s core business is the maintenance of public transport areas, streets, squares, and roads with related facilities and devices. Also the maintenance of public sewerage, public lighting, traffic light system, and the implementation of construction and other works for municipal infrastructure needs.

Following its strategy, the company Nigrad d.o.o is committed to finding solutions for more responsible management and protection of the environment, which is represented by the European recognizable model of the circular economy. The model is based on the reuse of secondary raw materials and in the field of processing and reuse of secondary raw materials and production of new products, the company Nigrad d.o.o. sees a business opportunity to expand its business to a hitherto relatively unexplored and technologically demanding segment of the use of secondary raw materials, which is still rigidly addressed by construction and environmental legislation.

Nigrad d.o.o. has been an important partner of the Municipality of Maribor, acting especially intensely in the field of the use of secondary raw materials and in bringing new, innovative technologies and processes to the construction sector in the city. Through the implementation of different circular economy projects and involvement in different circular networks and programs, Nigrad d.o.o. is already well known in the sphere of circular urban construction.

Maribor is the first Slovenian municipality with an approved circular economy strategy. The basic idea of the Strategy for the transition of the City of Maribor to the circular economy is its innovative model as a system for managing all the resources available in the Municipality of Maribor and the wider urban area. The Strategy also focuses on the basic design of the model for the transition of the Municipality of Maribor to the circular economy – the implementation of the Wcycle project as a new business and economic model for efficient management of resources in the city of Maribor as an urban center based on a circular economy policy. The Strategy for the Transition to Circular Economy in the City of Maribor was adopted by the City Council in June 2018.

With a population of more than 110,000 inhabitants, Maribor is the second-largest city in the Republic of Slovenia and is situated in Styria, in the north-eastern part of the country. Furthermore, this university and the metropolitan city is the economic, financial, administrative, cultural, educational, trade and tourist center of north-east Slovenia. It is only 18 km away from the Austrian border, and for centuries has been an important junction between the north and the south, as well as between Eastern and Western Europe.

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