Success stories

Association for Croatian Sustainable Development, Koprivnica

Association for Croatian Sustainable Development in Koprivnica (UZOR) is serving nine families thanks to a very simple entrepreneurial idea-collection of waste paper.

UZOR has shared special boxes to family houses, apartments and craft workshops where they can dispose waste paper. When filled, they sale collected paper to specializied company in St. Helena.

The first three years when they founded UZOR they have volunteered. Congregating more and more paper they have managed to hire first three persons. UZOR in Vienna was proclaimed as one of the 15 best social innovation in the competition SocialMarie.

The quantities of collected paper are constanly growing. They started with 65 tons, while last year they have collected 320 tons. Still, they are not self-sustaining, and partly they still depend on the money that they win in competitions, as well as on subside of Employment Service, but they are approaching that goal.