Zero Waste Europe
|Headquarters||Chaussee de Vleurgat 15|
|31 national and local NGOs|
|Joan Marc Simon|
|Rossano Ercolini, Xiaowei Liu, Huub Scheele, Elena Rastei, Antigone Dalamaga, Alexandra Aubertin|
Zero Waste Europe network promotes and advocates Zero Waste principles with the vision of eliminating waste in our society.
Zero Waste principles are practiced in industry, commerce, institutions and households.
Purpose of Zero Waste Europe
The vision of Zero Waste Europe is: "To empower communities and change agents from around Europe to redesign their relationship with resources, to adopt smarter lifestyles and sustainable consumption patterns in line with “circular” resource management."
History of Zero Waste Europe
The Zero Waste movement began spreading in the last years of the 20th century and gained mommentum in the first decade of the 21st. In Europe, the network started in 2008 and it was formally registered as a foundation in 2013, strategising a plan for a zero waste future.
Scope of Zero Waste Europe
In 2020, Zero Waste Europe website listed as members 31 national and local NG0s in almost every European country.
Initiatives in numbers
Zero Waste Europe by countries
Zero Waste International Alliance lists organisations on all continents. Another very active global network is GAIA (Global Anti Incineration Alliance).
Organisations and companies can often be found across the globe that put zero waste principles in practice without being officially linked to any official network.
Links to key examples
Numbers of people involved, and indirect beneficiaries
Impacts of Zero Waste Europe
Impacts in other dimensions
Research on Zero Waste Europe