ZERO WASTE EUROPE
Each month, our ZWE Changemakers campaign sheds a spotlight on one of our member organisations. This month, we head to Catalonia to our member Rezero. Since 2005, the organisation has been tireless in its fight against plastic and in advocating for reusable alternatives.
Register for the conference on “Mixed Waste Sorting: The next frontier for managing residual waste for maximum circularity”, March 21, 2023
Register here to attend the conference. Mixed Waste Sorting (MWS) is gaining attention around Europe, as on-going newer operations in countries like Sweden, Norway, Poland, Belgium and the Netherlands continue to show positive results by extracting plastics, textiles and metals for recycling. The net impact of MWS is that these valuable European resources which are […]
If 2022 has taught us anything, it’s that we can no longer afford to be complacent about sustainability, and we need to reform our relationship with natural resources. Political systems have failed to promote the wellbeing and safety of communities, often lacking both vision and ambition. Our reliance on fossil fuels and disposable products has […]
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Over its 10 years of existence, Zero Waste Europe has benefited from regeneration and natural evolution – both in how we address our working topics and strategic objectives, and in the structure of our team. Some evolution instances were immediately visible to everyone: look no further than the expansion of our team from 10 to […]
Each month, our ZWE Changemakers campaign sheds a spotlight on one of our member organisations. This month, we head to Croatia, to our member Zelena Akcija/ Friends of the Earth Croatia. Set up in 1990, Zelena Akcija (Friends of the Earth Croatia) has since been working on the protection of the environment and the promotion […]
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In late November 2022, Zero Waste Europe’s Executive Director, Joan Marc Simon, participated in the United Nation’s first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) in Punta del Este, Uruguay. INC-1 marked the first efforts to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment. The text below details Joan Marc’s main impressions […]
Each month, our ZWE Changemakers campaign sheds a spotlight on one of our member organisations. This month, we head to Bulgaria, to our member Za Zemiata. Za Zemiata was established back in 1995 to work for environmental and social justice. As the coordinator of the Zero Waste Alliance in Bulgaria, it brings together various organisations […]
Zero Waste Europe wants Europe to move towards a circular zero waste economy that retains value by reusing materials over and over; uses recycling as a last resort; and ensures that no waste is leaked into the environment. With respect to the position paper by Reloop released today, ZWE strongly supports an EU-wide target of […]
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Let us take a step back In 2021, when we first started identifying new ways to fund the zero waste transition work at Zero Waste Europe, we came upon three major drawbacks. Firstly, as a nonprofit we are not an obvious partner for impact investors despite our extensive knowledge of the solutions and their concrete […]
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