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.” – Caroline Cullière, New Financing Models Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

In this sense, the integration of our work areas in three main pillars is key to explain our impact:

Enabling conditions through work on EU policies

We have a strong record of being influential in EU policy making. We are a regular contributor and a credible actor, with good access to institutions and media. We are well-respected by pressure groups, policy makers and stakeholders in the field of circular economy and the climate agenda. 

Implementation of zero waste strategies

Our credibility as an organisation stems from the fact that we have expertise on the ground and in Brussels in the implementation of zero waste strategies at local and regional level. We provide expertise, technical guidance and facilitation to those willing to walk the zero waste path. 

Movement building and coordination

Our expertise in coordination, movement building and process facilitation is well recognised. We coordinate a network of 32 European member organisations, facilitate the #breakfreefromplastic European movement (BFFP) with 100+ member organisations, and the Rethink Plastic Alliance (RPa) with 11 international member organisations. We facilitate negotiations with big companies and empower small companies to get organised.