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Sweden’s Recycling (D)evolution

2017. június 20. 10:47
By Christopher Nicastro Sweden is not known for its lack of innovation. In fact, in the 2016 Global Innovation Index conducted by Cornell University, INSEAD and WIPO, Sweden sits only behind Switzerland as the second most innovative country in the world. And while Sweden is credited with innovations like the Solar safe water system and […] Read more

UKWIN officially ‘earthMovers’

2017. június 08. 14:15
On Saturday 3rd June 2017 Zero Waste Europe member UKWIN (UK Without Incineration Network) received an Earthmovers Award for Outstanding Community Campaign from Friends of the Earth (FoE) at Basecamp, which is FoE’s annual environmental festival . Accepting the award, the UKWIN National Coordinator Shlomo Dowen said: “Over the past decade UKWIN has been blessed with […] Read more

PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament’s report calls for halt on harmful subsidies to waste incineration

2017. június 08. 12:03
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 07/06/17 Zero Waste Europe welcomes the ENVI committee’s draft report on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. This report represents a first important step towards the alignment of EU energy and circular economy policies, by excluding financial support for incineration of mixed municipal solid waste. “We have been calling for the […] Read more

Can Rome go zero waste?

2017. június 07. 13:08
About Rome and Zero Waste – Rossano Ercolini and Zero Waste Italy meet the government of the municipality of Rome. On the 6th of June, a delegation from Zero Waste Italy and Zero Waste Europe president, and Goldman Prize winner Rossano Ercolini held a positive meeting with Pinuccia Montanari, the councillor for the environment of […] Read more

1,500 votes and 100 solutions to end wasteful design

2017. május 31. 14:41
  Two weeks ago, Zero Waste Europe and the People’s Design Lab launched the Redesign Europe Challenge. As part of the project citizens are asked to spot wasteful design on the market and in their daily lives and to suggest solutions. After only two weeks since the launch, citizens have suggested over 100 solutions and we have […] Read more

Enough talk, time to act! Zero waste leaders take their message to G7

2017. május 31. 12:38
In a joint statement zero waste trailblazers from over 100 countries stood up to world leaders to say ‘don’t just talk about the circular economy and sustainability do it!’  at the G7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily on Thursday May 25th. The message called on world leaders to put their words into action and detailed 5 […] Read more

Les Champs-Élysées go circular. The city of Paris starts separately collecting organic waste

2017. május 26. 13:32
Finally! Paris is pursuing is moving in the right direction by giving inhabitants of the city the means to take a new step in sorting and recycling. Since May 4, 2017, the French capital has started implementing an ambitious project to boost circular economy involving the source separation by households of organic waste in the […] Read more

Redesign Europe Challenge launches first of 3 phases

2017. május 17. 10:36
Press Contact: Lucia di Paola, Zero Waste Europe, +32 (0) 2 503 64 88 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 16/05/17 Today, Zero Waste Europe’s People’s Design Lab project has launched a new campaign. The Redesign Europe Challenge offers participants the ability to nominate badly designed products and vote for their ‘most hated’ products to be […] Read more

Revealed: who’s leading & who’s blocking EU waste policy

2017. május 16. 10:13
15 May 2017 EU countries obstructing key measures that would bring the EU closer to a circular economy are revealed – and they are not your usual suspects. The European Environmental Bureau, Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe asked member states whether they will support key proposals to boost EU waste policy […] Read more

Trash Talk: Incineration vs. the Circular Economy

2017. május 05. 10:51
Trash talk: it’s something that has become synonymous with overzealous drunken sports fans or reality T.V. starlets vying over the attention of a solitary eligible Bachelor. With that kind of competition, it’s easy to understand why literally talking about trash is slightly less compelling. However, rubbish might finally be seeing it’s day in the sun […] Read more

10 steps to zero waste, 20 infographics by Italian students.

2017. május 03. 14:41
In January Rossano Ercolini, Zero Waste Europe president, held a workshop on the “10 Steps to Zero Waste” at the Salesiani high school of Bologna. Two classes from the Graphic Design course took part in the workshop and started working to create new infographics which would summarise the Zero Waste Strategy. The students worked in […] Read more

3 Positions the EU Must Take To Stay Clean on the Circular Economy

2017. április 27. 17:03
Live from the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP) to the Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam conventions – Geneva There is a group of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) that it is critical to address to ensure we are moving towards a clean circular economy. Although the EU is continuously setting the tone towards more circularity internally, […] Read more

IPEN PRESS RELEASE: At UN meeting, Canada and Chile stand alone trying to legitimize e-waste dumping and promote recycling of toxic chemical into children’s products

2017. április 26. 09:20
Geneva: Today, at the Stockholm Convention 8th Conference of the Parties, Chile and Canada surprised delegates by proposing to allow recycling materials containing a toxic flame retardant widely found in electronic waste (e-waste). The proposal violates the Stockholm Convention which explicitly prohibits recycling and reuse of substances on its list. DecaBDE is used in the […] Read more

In defense of clean air: Slovenian community defeats multinational cement company

2017. április 24. 09:00
This article was written and produced for the GAIA website, and covers the victory of European GAIA member on the cement kiln issue.  Thanks to Uroš S. Macerl and Eko krog, the Zasavje region of Slovenia has a reason to celebrate. These grassroots leaders stopped the world’s largest cement company. Zasavje has the nation’s highest […] Read more

The Solution: Zero Waste Conference, Madrid

2017. április 13. 16:48
Friday 31st of April saw the 150 people gather in the Medialab Prado in Madrid for the Solution: Zero Waste conference. The conference brought together Zero Waste Europe network members, university academics, zero waste activists and municipal representatives to discuss a wide range of zero waste strategies and examples. The event took place in Medialab […] Read more

The EU needs to change course for a toxic free world

2017. március 29. 16:31
Between the 24th of April and the 5th of May, Zero Waste Europe will be in Geneva, attending the ‘super-COP’ (Conference of the Parties) covering 3 major global conventions on toxics: the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, and […] Read more

Simona Bonafè drives Europe to a circular economy

2017. március 14. 15:28
For immediate release: Brussels, March 14, 2017 A future without waste in Europe is now closer to reality, after today, the European Parliament approved the Bonafè report. In a clear signal to both the Commission and the Council, the European Parliament has confirmed the increased ambition of the Environment Committee on four legislative proposals on […] Read more

More Tourists Equals More Waste

2017. március 14. 15:13
By Erika Oblak, Ekologi brez meja / Zero Waste Slovenia The municipality of Bled (with a population of 8,171 people) is one of the most famous and popular Slovenian tourist destinations, both nationally and internationally. The town is located in the foothills of the Julian Alps, on the picturesque shores of Lake Bled. At the […] Read more

Tell Supermarkets to Stop Using Non-Recyclable Plastic

2017. március 09. 16:18
A new petition asks large supermarket chains in France to stop using non-recyclable plastic in their own-branded milk bottles. The bottles are causing mayhem in recycling plants and stalling the country’s circular economy goals. What’s in a circle? Well at first glance we might think nothing of it. Its simplicity evokes plainness, but as we […] Read more