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Emissions reality check: the crucial role of biomonitoring in understanding the real impact of waste incinerators

2024. május 27. 12:05

As people and communities’ demands for sustainable waste management solutions intensify globally, waste incinerators are often promoted by the industry as a viable solution to reduce landfill use and generate energy. The European incinerator plants are often described by industry players as modern and safe” in terms of their environmental performance. However, the potential health […]

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ZWE Annual meeting 2024: a gathering to remember – Highlights from the Fair Resource Foundation

2024. május 21. 09:16

This year, the Zero Waste Europe Network Wide Gathering (NWG) took place in Ghent, one of Belgium’s oldest cities and a leader in festival cup reuse, involved also in the ReuSe Vanguard (RSVP) project. Fair Resource Foundation (FRF), the Dutch member of Zero Waste Europe active in both The Netherlands and Belgium, enthusiastically joined this […]

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The fight against a new incinerator – A story of activism in Sofia

2024. május 06. 14:19

After an eight-year legal battle, Sofia’s court has halted plans for a new waste incinerator. The decision underscores the importance of public participation, accurate data, and thorough health and environmental assessments in urban development. The court highlighted deficiencies in public involvement, health risk assessments, waste data accuracy, and air quality impact analysis. Danita Zarichinova from […]

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Global Plastics Treaty – another brick in the wall?

2024. április 30. 15:29

A shift from procedure to policy UN processes often resemble life itself: slow-moving until suddenly time runs out, leaving crucial tasks undone. The recent fourth Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC4) in Ottawa, Canada, added another chapter to the ongoing saga of the Global Plastics Treaty. However, definitive decisions remain elusive, with the final showdown slated for […]

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Going Ghent-ly into that good night: how ZWE’s Network-Wide Gathering had our eyes set on the future

2024. április 25. 11:27

After three whirlwind days in Ghent, Zero Waste Europe’s Network-Wide Gathering (NWG) Europe was both a marathon and a sprint — a full-on yet infinitely energising experience that left us all more optimistic and charged to strive for a true zero waste society. This NWG, over 60 of Zero Waste Europe’s members and staff flocked […]

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The State of Zero Waste Municipalities Report – 4th edition

2024. április 25. 10:03

This 4th edition of the State of Zero Waste Municipalities Report looks back at 2023, spotlighting innovative local initiatives across Europe that promote environmental and community benefits. Despite facing urgent challenges, including record heat in 2023, this report aims to inspire hope by showcasing the progress towards zero waste cities. It celebrates the tireless efforts of […]

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Zero Waste Europe Changemakers: Fair Resource Foundation (former RNB)

2024. április 22. 09:39

This April, Recycling Netwerk Benelux (RNB) underwent a transformation rebranding as Fair Resource Foundation. With a fresh name, identity, and strategy, they aim to foster and promote reduce resource consumption and planetary wellbeing through systems change. Committed to a sustainable and equitable relationship with resources, Fair Resource Foundation advocates for policies that respect planetary boundaries […]

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New carbon calculator for cities: where zero waste meets climate action

2024. április 08. 10:06

Cities are  faced with one of the most difficult challenges in our war on waste—a tangled web of varying systems, regulations, and frameworks. Yet, amid this chaos, one crucial aspect remains overlooked: the carbon emissions perspective of waste prevention. Since Capannori boldly declared its zero waste goal in 2007, Zero Waste Europe has been at […]

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Protected: Adressing the EU’s bio-waste problem, from #ForkToFarm

2024. április 03. 17:57

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A Recap of the International Zero Waste Day Campaign

2024. március 30. 09:04

As March draws to a close, so does our month-long campaign leading up to International Zero Waste Day on 30 March. Throughout the past weeks, we’ve delved into various topics, explored innovative solutions, and celebrated the initiatives driving positive change in our communities. Week 1: Preventive Measures and Actions During the first week of our […]

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Welcome to Friends of the Earth Malta!

2024. március 29. 10:04

We welcome Friends of the Earth Malta as a new Associate Member to the ZWE network! Friends of the Earth Malta (FoEM) campaigns on some of today’s most pressing environmental and social issues, by engaging the public directly through a wide range of diverse projects and activities. Established in 1985, Friends of the Earth Malta […]

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Creating Prevention Pioneers: Insights from our training on plastic prevention and reuse strategies in Berlin

2024. március 28. 09:22

On 18-20 March 2024, the city of Berlin was host to more than 50 participants from over 20 European countries for a three-day training organised by ZWE and MiZA on plastic prevention and reuse for cities. The event offered a unique platform for both ZWE members and city officials to exchange insights and learn about […]

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Zero Waste Europe Changemakers: Hnutí DUHA (Friends of the Earth Czech Republic)

2024. március 26. 09:52

Our featured changemaker for March is Hnutí DUHA (Friends of the Earth Czech Republic). As part of the ZWE Changemakers’ campaign, we spotlight one of our member organisations, shedding light on their local initiatives and projects. Hnutí DUHA is dedicated to advocating for energy and climate protection, as well as the preservation of resources and […]

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Bio-waste separate collection takes off

2024. február 27. 09:00

Although another country has recently touched down on the moon, down-to-earth issues like waste management continue to struggle to get off the ground of this planet — let alone reach another.   An advancement in the world of waste is the EU’s recent mandate for the separate collection of bio-waste across all its Member States […]

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Zero Waste Europe Changemakers: Zero Waste Switzerland

2024. február 22. 09:43

Each month, the ZWE Changemakers’ campaign highlights one of our member organisations, shining a spotlight on their local activities and projects. This month, we introduce Zero Waste Switzerland. Zero Waste Switzerland works towards reducing the amount of waste produced by raising awareness of waste related issues, encouraging long-lasting behavioural change. Its vision is to encourage […]

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International Social Justice Day

2024. február 20. 15:16

Today we celebrate the International Social Justice Day, firmly supporting an intersectional approach for environmental justice that advocates for justice for all people and the planet. We’ve gathered insightful resources and projects from our members to delve into the impact and repercussions of our production, consumption, and waste management systems on different groups of our […]

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#MeetTheTeam – Alexandra Clipa

2024. február 12. 13:04

It’s time to discover and learn more about the people behind Zero Waste Europe’s work and magic! In addition to the ZWE Changemakers series, where you can learn more about our member organisations, we invite you to get a closer look at our staff, what they do, and what inspires them to work for a […]

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