At Zero Waste Europe, we are leading a fast-growing movement of communities, local leaders, businesses, experts, influencers and other “change agents” working towards the same vision: eliminating waste in our society.
Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of products, packaging and materials without burning, and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health
A zero waste vision can and should be applied to most current societal challenges – be it climate, businesses, cities, our own lifestyle.
In less than 10 years, a crazy idea from a bunch of grassroots activists from all over Europe has become mainstream. Gandhi could phrase our journey like this: at first, zero wasters were ignored; then they were laughed at; today, they are fighting; and soon, we will all win a zero waste Europe.
The Theory of Change model we are working on has two main objectives: defining where we want to be in four years’ time, and how we are going to get there. The correlated strategic framework establishes a parallel methodology to plan and implement any new piece of work designed to get us to a zero waste scenario.
With individuals and organisations across Europe, and a core staff team based in Brussels (Belgium), Zero Waste Europe works tirelessly towards meaningful impact and a truly circular economy in Europe.
We are funded by grants and donations from public authorities, philanthropies, and individuals who support our mission to help Europe transition towards zero waste.