Croatia still has a long way to go in the transition from a linear to a circular economy, but
adjustments of Croatia’s policies with EU regulations are in progress and significant improvements
have been made in the past two years. Policies such as the Waste Management Plan with a focus
on waste prevention, green public procurement, along with activities aimed at the
implementation of national strategies regarding innovation and smart specialisation give a
realistic hope for Croatia’s circular economy future. Moreover, since 2015, a growing number of
projects and products based on eco-innovation, energy efficiency and recycling have been
implemented and introduced to the market.