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.
Our different backgrounds and walks of life all converge on our common mission – to create a circular, fairer, just, waste-free future for all.
Based in Brussels (Belgium), the ZWE staff works to support the zero waste movement and to drive ambitious policies at the European level.
The staff team has grown significantly since ZWE’s foundation in 2010, and includes people from all over Europe and from all walks of life who are united by the same vision and purpose – to create a better, more circular, fairer, waste-free world. Get to know them below!
Director-FounderSend an email
I ensure the organisation has a fit-for-purpose framing to help us deliver on our goal to make Europe zero waste as soon as possible!
That is to say that my main role is to challenge established thinking in the field of zero waste, identify new and emerging topics, establish high level relationships and lead in political processes.
For starters, it will be impossible to get Europe to zero waste without ZWE. Also, because I want to work on rebuilding natural and social capital for our children, and have an impact my mum can understand 🙂
English, French, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, German, and a bit of Arabic and Estonian.
That was a long time ago… but my background is in the field of democratisation of international institutions and starting all sorts of projects – from NGOs to wine import-export business. I have worked in public administration and the private sector, but have always been guided by purpose and impact.
Executive DirectorSend an email
I steer the organisation in its learning, growth and strategic development;, and lead on the design and effective implementation of the vision with the team and member organisations. This includes defining and building impact, coordinating our team and programmes, engaging with funders, and representing the organisation. I also act as the European Regional Coordinator towards GAIA International to further promote zero waste models worldwide.
I strongly believe in the power of networks and movements to drive change, especially when they are able to bring diverse voices and forces around the table, as ZWE does.
French, Turkish, English, and Italian.
I started and led organisations tackling environmental and social issues, like a social enterprise developing energy-efficient housing programmes, and an NGO promoting diverse women role models. I worked as a freelance programme manager and a facilitator with international networks and organisations in the field of resources, climate and social impact.
Operations DirectorSend an email
As Operations Director, and part of the Management team, I focus on defining the operational design of the organisation, establishing and promoting the company culture and vision, and making sure the entire team is provided with all they need to succeed.
I wanted to find more purpose in my job and help drive environmental change through my professional life.
Dutch, English, French, and some Spanish.
I worked in the private sector for more than 10 years, where I moved through roles in operations, supply chain, sales, marketing, and others. After this, I spent 2 years within the humanitarian world before joining Zero Waste Europe.
Head of Policy
Head of PolicySend an email
I am responsible for coordinating the policy team of ZWE and for representing the organization in policy discussions. I ensure strategic coherence and vision for the EU and global policy work, and support ZWE’s policy team working on topics ranging from product design to waste disposal.
To sum up: bringing ZWE policy efforts together.
I am more than ever convinced that a radical change in our daily actions is crucial for a successful climate transition. Zero waste lifestyles and policies are an enormous lever for this, which is why the work carried at ZWE is so valuable.
Being able to help shape an institutional framework in which environmental and inclusive policies flourish is a very exciting challenge.
French, English, Dutch. In another life: learning Italian.
I worked for a bottom-up national NGO focusing on repair, reuse and sharing initiatives, where I engaged in the Right to Repair campaign and led policy efforts. I also represented consumer organisations at EU level, where a big share of my work focused on influencing legislation with the aim to extend product lifetime of household appliances, hence reducing unnecessary waste generation of electronic equipment. Now I’m off to tackle other types of waste!
Head of Local Zero Waste Implementation
Head of Local Zero Waste ImplementationSend an email
I head up the work we do to accelerate more zero waste solutions and strategies to be implemented at the local level. This includes being responsible for coordinating the support we offer to local municipalities and businesses across Europe, as we seek a faster, stronger transition towards zero waste in Europe. This support ranges from the creation of online tools, running workshops, connecting key actors to new financial models and providing important technical assistance to cities looking to become zero waste. We work in partnership with our network of ZWE’s members to help achieve our goals, with the work on cities spearheaded by the world’s first ever Zero Waste Cities Certification, which I helped create.
I also represent Europe on the Zero Waste International Alliance Board and volunteer for the UK Green Party in my spare time.
I believe in the change and I believe in the power of communities leading this change. Now more than ever, we need to be working hard to protect our planet. I joined because I wanted to put these passions of mine to use in an energetic, dynamic organisation like ZWE.
I had several years’ experience working for organisations in the field of sustainability and youth-led development, successfully building campaigns and movements to influence policies at the United Nations, European Union, and British Government level.
Head of Communications
Head of CommunicationsSend an email
I lead the Zero Waste Europe Communications Team, providing a strategic communications and promotion approach to all our activities. In addition to this, I serve as the organisation’s communications representative to our mother organisation GAIA – Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, as well as to the Break Free From Plastic movement in Europe. I also provide strategic communications advice to the Mission Zero Academy (MiZA).
Nothing makes me happier than to communicate with a purpose – and is there a better purpose than preserving our planet and securing a sustainable future for us all?
Portuguese, English, and Dutch – besides gradually improving my French and trying not to forget my basic Italian.
I had work experiences in EU institutions, NGOs, and private sector communication companies, where I was involved in several projects with a socio-environmental component.
Network CoordinatorSend an email
I coordinate the engagement of our network of 34 members in the work of ZWE and make sure the members are supported and empowered to implement a joint vision of a zero waste Europe.
I believe zero strategies are an essential part of tackling the impacts of climate change and change society. I also believe networks are powerful instruments for systemic change, as they bring together diverse experiences, knowledge, and voices to have a strong and long-lasting impact.
English, French, some Swedish, a bit of Spanish, and right now I am also (re-)learning Dutch.
I worked for 5 years as the membership and governance coordinator of the European Women’s Lobby in Brussels, a network of women’s rights associations promoting equality between women and men throughout Europe. Before that, I worked for nearly 10 years in the not-for-profit sector in London, including for a charity that supports people with drug and alcohol problems and for Unicef UK, working for two national programmes that seek to embed children’s rights in schools and other public services.
Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Programme Coordinator
Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Programme CoordinatorSend an email
I’ve been ZWE’s Climate, Energy, and Air Pollution Programme Coordinator since 2018. I coordinate our climate and energy policy advocacy work towards EU institutions in issues related to end-of-life waste treatment.
I wanted to be part of an activist movement to share solutions that preserve our planet and our future.
I speak Estonian, English, Spanish, and some French.
I worked for Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) and Justice and Environment (J&E), where I was responsible for the development of strategic partnerships.
Chemical Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels Policy Officer
Chemical Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels Policy OfficerSend an email
As the Policy Officer on Chemicals Recycling and Plastic-to-Fuels, I engage with European institutions to develop ambitious, human-, and environmentally-friendly legislation focusing on the chemical treatment of waste.
I believe waste treatment can become more sustainable and I want to participate in this shift. I wanted to work in an organisation that shares my commitments to reduce waste – and I am thrilled to be at ZWE!
French, English, and German.
I did a traineeship at the European Parliament, where I followed the IMCO Committee and focused on consumer protection.
Consumption & Production Programme Coordinator
Consumption & Production Programme CoordinatorSend an email
I lead on the development of the Consumption and Production programme as its coordinator, building bridges between CSOs, new businesses, innovators, academics, investors and policy-makers to contribute to the emergence of a truly circular, zero waste, and non-toxic economy that has prevention and reuse at its core. I am also the coordinator of the ReuSe Vanguard Project (RSVP); and co-coordinate the business leg of the BFFP-led We Choose Reuse campaign which, among others, has gathered the support of around 200 reuse businesses from across Europe.
I believe this is one of the very few organisations in Europe that has ‘what it takes’ to lead on both the formulation and implementation of the sort of paradigm shift that is required to transform our current unsustainable and toxic consumption and production model. Thanks to ZWE and its members, I know that solutions exist, that they are ready to be scaled up, and that change is coming.
French, English, Polish, Spanish, and Dutch.
I held various positions in the fields of international affairs, European and domestic politics in Belgium, Poland and South Africa between 2012 and 2018; and also worked as project manager and coordinator during high-level events such as the European Development Days or the EU-Africa Business Summit. While based in South Africa between 2016 and 2018, I also contributed to the research, business development, and advocacy work of a consultancy specialised in international and African climate finance, the African Climate Finance Hub.
Consumption & Production Campaigner
Consumption & Production CampaignerSend an email
Within the Consumption & Production Programme, I work with upstream solutions to avoid creating waste in the first place by advocating and promoting reusable and zero waste business models. My areas of work include single-use plastics, packaging, menstrual products, and nappies.
I also coordinate two European campaigns with the ZWE and BFFP networks on the environmental, health and social impacts of menstrual products and nappies.
I believe and stand for a zero waste and sustainable way of living. I pursue a zero waste lifestyle myself and, for me, it is the most logical (and the only way) to live in harmony with our planet. I love to work on something in which I believe and where I can have a meaningful impact.
Portuguese, English, and French.
I worked as an Environmental, Health and Safety Consultant in Brussels and previously as a lawyer in Brazil (my home country).
Policy Officer on Toxic-Free Consumption & Production
Policy Officer on Toxic-Free Consumption & ProductionSend an email
I work on toxic-free consumption and production to ensure safe and sustainable solutions. That means work on the presence of hazardous chemicals in products and packaging, promotion of non-toxic alternatives, and how this all impacts human health, the environment and the achievement of a truly circular economy. My advocacy work focuses on the revision of the EU food contact materials legislation.
ZWE is a true leader in the zero waste movement and a catalyst for good practices in the field of circular economy – I believe it is a perfect place where my passion for those issues can grow further and where I can contribute to driving changes in Europe in the right direction.
English, Polish, Dutch (used to speak decent German and Russian but it was a long, long time ago…).
I was leading the Safer Chemicals programme at Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe. I also worked as an expert in chemical safety and security for the European Commission (DG Joint Research Center), and as a researcher at the Department of Public Health of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
New Financing Models Coordinator
New Financing Models CoordinatorSend an email
I focus on the creation of new financing models for zero waste cities and businesses.
I wanted to act as a citizen and use my professional knowledge to create a true impact.
French, English, Spanish, Italian for ordering food, and Hebrew when I dare 🙂
I worked in many different and challenging environments, in different countries, on diverse topics – from public to private sectors, building businesses from scratch, always driven by the necessity to ‘act for good’.
Implementation OfficerSend an email
As an Implementation Officer, I work closely with ZWE network members, cities and partners, providing them with the technical guidance and support needed to accelerate the implementation of zero waste strategies at the local level. This includes capturing, showcasing, and disseminating best practices and methods related to waste prevention and management, reuse systems, organics collection and recovery as well as financing opportunities.
A large part of my role focuses on the implementation of the LIFE BIOBEST project, which identifies, validates, and mainstreams best practices on bio-waste recycling in Europe.
I believe that zero waste is one of the pillars of the socio-environmental transition towards a more resilient and inclusive society. I am convinced that it is by empowering local stakeholder and facilitating synergies – while finding ways to systematise and leverage best waste prevention practices in Europe and globally – that we will succeed in operating a paradigm shift towards authentic circularity.
Fluent in French, English, and Portuguese.
I speak some German as well (used to speak it really well, but it was a long time ago…) and Italian 🙂
I worked as project manager for the Portuguese NGO Zero Waste Lab, designing and supervising pilot projects (locally and nationally) mainly related to waste prevention and raising awareness of citizens and political actors on the matter.
I also participated in the Zero Waste Ambassador training program in 2021, connecting me with a large network of zero waste specialists from across Europe. Throughout 2021 and 2022 I conducted a master thesis trying to understand better how municipal authorities and local civil society organisations interact on waste prevention at the local level, with a focus on the city of Lisbon.
Waste Policy Officer
Waste Policy OfficerSend an email
As a Waste Policy Officer, I mostly act within the EU institutional bubble, pushing for more ambitious legislation on waste management, food waste, or waste shipments. I also support the Cities & Communities programme by making the link with European legislation and by identifying good practices to be disseminated across Europe.
I’m seeking to make a contribution towards the transition to a truly circular economy and a waste-free society. I believe that feeding the experiences from zero waste practitioners on the ground into EU policy is the best way to ensure that public policy enhances a waste-free future.
English, German, and learning French.
I worked in the private sector for a manufacturer of electrical appliances and was involved in advocacy with the EU institutions, dealing primarily with environmental policies. I also have previous work experiences in the German and European parliaments.
Coordinator of the Mission Zero Academy
Coordinator of the Mission Zero AcademySend an email
I lead the development of the Mission Zero Academy and its services; design, test and scale up different training and consultancy concepts; as well as performance certifications that accelerate the transition to zero waste in municipalities and businesses. I scout and form partnerships with different organisations on a similar mission, and identify the most pressing needs of our customers for us to solve.
I want to be part of the solution to one of the most wicked problems the planet has, our wasteful use of resources. I enjoy working in an international setting, seeing the impact our team of committed people can make and being part of a bigger movement on a mission. My role allows me to combine my geeky engineer’s side with my creative service designer’s side and put all my skills to the service of a meaningful purpose, which is very motivating.
Finnish, Spanish, English, and Swedish – but don’t tell the Swedes…
I worked as an environmental specialist, helping events and different kinds of organisations set up environmental management systems; improve their environmental performance; design waste management plans; and train their staff. I also designed different kinds of environmental education and specialist services, as well as services to extend products’ lifecycles and prevent them from becoming waste.
Communications OfficerSend an email
I form part of the Communications team, focusing mainly on our Cities & Communities and Membership programmes.
I can combine my love for communications with my love for the planet and all its inhabitants!
English, Maltese, and I’m currently taking up French.
I worked within the journalism and non-profit sector in Malta and was involved in a number of voluntary projects.
Press OfficerSend an email
As ZWE’s Press Officer, I am the point of contact for the press and media – and I thoroughly enjoy it! My main responsibilities include running press campaigns, writing and editing press materials for different media outlets, and day-to-day media handling activities.
I like this project called Earth and the challenge of communicating the best solutions to preserve it.
Spanish, English, French, some Italian, and a bit of Russian.
I worked on several EU projects with communication companies, foundations and NGOs.I spent 7 years as Press Coordinator of the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy in Washington DC. I have worked in several media outlets”, press agencies, radio and TV stations.
Communications AssistantSend an email
As a Communications Assistant, I support the implementation of all ZWE’s communication activities, including digital campaigns, newsletters, and content for social media.
Slogans like ‘There is no Planet B’ may sound cheesy, but the reality is that we have to change in order to have a future home.
Danish, English, and re-learning French. I can also understand Norwegian (and, on good days, even some Swedish).
I did a traineeship at the European Ombudsman in the Communication Unit. Before coming to Brussels, I worked within communication and marketing in the private sector and at an NGO promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights. During my studies, I was interning at a TV news programme at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
Finance OfficerSend an email
I ensure that the organisation runs smoothly and maintains a healthy financial state through compliance with financial procedures. I am involved in payments, accounting, and budget follow-up; and I am a contact point for any financial matters. I provide support to the budget holders, as well as helping to fill in grant applications.
I wanted to experience an NGO environment (as I have worked for the private and public sectors in the past). Also, I am rather passionate about reducing waste, and especially about reuse and repair products, so ZWE was the perfect fit for me.
Bulgarian, English, Dutch, and Spanish.
I had work experiences in the healthcare, aviation, and IT sectors. I have completed a traineeship at the European Commission’s DG Trade and volunteered in an organisation for health and drug prevention amongst the youth.
Grants & Operations Officer
Grants & Operations OfficerSend an email
I keep an eye on all the incoming grants and the outgoing sub-grants. This includes preparing reports to our funders and collecting reports from our partners and following up with project coordinators. As part of the Finance and Operations Team, I also support my colleagues in other areas as needed.
I wanted to work in the environmental sector as that has always been close to my heart.
Estonian, Russian, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, and I have a basic level of German and Portuguese.
I worked in the European Commission as an assistant to a Head of Unit in the DG Interpretation, and as a project coordinator at DG ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian aid and Civil Protection). I mostly worked on projects in Latin American countries. Before that, as a student, I worked part-time as a hotel receptionist, in a museum, in a bakery, as a bartender and even at a helpdesk!
Administration and Events Officer
Administration and Events OfficerSend an email
I act as one of the main contact points for the organisation and manage the day-to-day administrative operations of the office. I also offer my assistance when it comes to finance, bookkeeping, and HR tasks.
In addition to that, I am responsible for managing and organising online and in-person events and meetings, such as team meetings, trainings, or workshops for members.
I do believe in a world where people can learn to value our natural resources and take active responsibility in caring for the environment – they just need to be pointed in the right direction and have access to reliable sources of information. And that’s what I love about Zero Waste Europe: we act locally to influence globally.
Romanian, English, and French.
I had several internships in EU Affairs; participated in various volunteer activities (human rights, poverty eradication, R&D); and worked in the private sector (organic food) for some time before deciding that I’m a better fit in a non-profit environment such as ZWE.
The ZWE Board is democratically elected from the network membership at the Zero Waste Europe Annual General Meeting.
Our Board offers vision and expertise to the Zero Waste Europe network and organisation, and are an integral and invaluable – yet pro-bono – part of our structure. Get to know each of our Board members below!
President of the Board
President of the Board
As President, my role in the ZWE Board is to represent the organisation and to facilitate a tight connection between ZW national networks starting from supporting our ZW cities campaign.
I am one of ZWE founders and since the beginning I understood the importance of promoting a ZW network with a European common vision. Having and promoting a local global strategy is crucial in order to expand a Zero Waste Revolution.
I speak good Italian (it’s a joke!) and not so fluent English.
I am an experienced zero waster, fighting incineration for over 25 years giving an important contribution to defeating over 40 incinerators in Italy (considering existing facilities and proposals). Starting from my hometown of Capannori, I promoted the ZW municipalities project which now involves 328 municipalities in Italy representing over seven million inhabitants. Currently my priority is studying residuals in Capannori to involve EPR and to promote a new industrial design by the ZW Research Center.
I oversee and control budgets, accounts, financial reporting, audit, procedure, among others; advise on compliance with relevant legislation; and provide HR support. I am also ZWE’s Person of Trust, and I liaise with relevant staff on different operational matters.
I want to make a contribution to a better tomorrow; volunteer for a cause that I am passionate about; and because of my strong connection with ZWE.
English, Dutch, Chinese, some French, and some basic German.
I have over 15 years of experience in finance, HR, and administrative management in different NGOs and private companies. I am currently working as Operations Director at Seas at Risk vzw, and I have a Master’s Degree in Applied Economic Science and Business Administration.
I am the Secretary of the Board and currently work as Coordinator for the Global Greengrants Fund. I take care of the administrative and financial aspects of ZWE as a Dutch association and represent ZWE in the GAIA Global Advisory Hub.
A Dutch national was needed to found and register ZWE as a Dutch entity – and I had been working on stopping the export of hazardous waste in the past and liked the work on Zero Waste Cities.
Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French, and a bit of CEE languages.
I monitor policies and projects of international financial institutions, and support human rights defenders worldwide. I enjoy growing vegetables in the allotment garden and mushrooms at home (on coffee grounds).
I became director of Zero Waste France (ZWF) in August 2020. I joined this NGO sharing its vision, missions, and values; and willing to contribute to reduce waste on a local, national, and international level.
For the last year and half, I have been in contact with the ZWE team and participated in all Annual General Meetings. I really appreciated those exchanges, both professionally and personally, and I wanted to strengthen my commitment by joining the Board. Indeed, I am glad to bring my expertise to provide guidance on, for example, governance, fundraising, and human resources issues. I also think that I can learn a lot and enjoy this new commitment.
French (native speaker), English, and basic German.
After 10 years of experience in several organisations and positions linked to environmental issues and European affairs, I am still owning shares of the company I co-created (Love your waste) but with minimum contact now – I am very careful with conflicts of interest. Furthermore, I am also member of the Boards of La Maison du Zéro Déchet and Le Réseau Consigne (French organisations initiated by ZWF); and I represent ZWF in national coalition such as Réseau Action Climat, Pacte de pouvoir de Vivre, Pacte pour la transition, etc.
There was a need and I felt it’s my duty to help where I can.
I’m the main expert at Ekologi brez meja (Slovenian ZWE member), which I help run. I also run or contribute to several Free Software and Open Knowledge projects. Outside I prefer exploring the mountains, forests and paths of yore.
Our organisation, VOICE, has benefitted hugely by being a part of the Zero Waste network through joint campaigns, policy development and capacity building. We believe that we have achieved so much more by working together with our international colleagues and learning from their work and experiences. I hope that i can give back to this incredible organisation and share my knowledge and experience gathered over 25 years in the environmental community.
I am the Chief Executive of VOICE Ireland, managing 10 incredible individuals that make up our team. I am also a part of the Irish Environmental Network and the Environmental Pillar where I work alongside a multi-facetted group of environmentalists fighting for progressive policies ranging from fighting for clean water, planting more native trees, improving our natural habitat and pushing for effective climate change policies and actions. I am also the Vice Chair of Sustainable Water Ireland (SWAN) and a board member of the Irish Children’s Museum (the National Children’s Science Centre). I am married and a mother of two beautiful children.
The Zero Waste Europe network and team receive technical advice and guidance from the Scientific Committee.
Consisting of renowned scientific experts in the field of waste management, the Committee ensures the technical consistency and feasibility of our policies, and gives advice to the Board. Their invaluable insight is used to inform our positions and stances on a number of zero waste issues.
Chair of the Scientific Committee
Chair of the Scientific CommitteeSend an email
I must ensure technical and scientific support to members, the Board, and ZWE officers in their day-to-day actions to influence policy-making, drive decisions and implement zero waste schemes locally.
I coordinate scientific inputs from outside so as to make them into a solid, convincing set of arguments. Also, I frequently provide technical and scientific help to non-European zero waste networks, promoting good views and practices.
Since the very beginning (I was in ZWE since its foundation) we considered the importance of having a scientifically solid, operationally credible, and consistent approach to the definition of relevant policies and implementation of local zero waste schemes.
In my previous years of engagement with local zero waste programmes, I have seen how important it is to sound convincing, with a good set of arguments supporting our proposals, and debunking biased, flawed visions heading in a different direction than ours.
Fluent in English, Italian; I read and understand French and Spanish, and to some extent, German (which I studied by myself in my childhood – I was a language enthusiast, although I had no chance to practice back then…).
I work at Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, a Research & Technical Development Centre with a prominent role in promoting separate collection and sustainable management of discards around Europe. I often provide support to local authorities, National Governments and Agencies, and International Organisations (including the EU) in defining strategies and policies.
I love doing sports – swimming (and ice swimming) in particular, which I also use to raise awareness of environmental issues such as plastic leakage into our lakes and oceans, and climate change, although my hectic life trims training hours to the minimum.
The ZWE staff coordinates cross-regionally with other GAIA branches. In addition, our colleagues from the GAIA Global Team who are based in Europe are also part of the ZWE extended team.
GAIA's Global Climate Programme Director
GAIA's Global Climate Programme DirectorSend an email
I lead the development and implementation of the Global Climate Programme, which includes GAIA’s global campaigns and strategies around climate change, in collaboration with the plastics policy program and communications team within GAIA’s global support team. Some of the key topics that we are currently working on are: methane and organics management, zero waste, and waste-to-energy; carbon markets or other international sources of climate finance, aimed at international financial institutions; policy advocacy at the UNFCCC or other key international fora; and narrative-shifting among the general public or specialists and academics.
I believe that we are on this planet to give our best shot at making things right, plus at ZWE and GAIA it’s impossible to get bored!
Catalan, English, Spanish, a bit of French, and I can manage polite greetings in Chinese.
I have 20 years of expertise in the field of environmental justice campaigning and I’ve been over 10 years in different leadership roles in GAIA and Zero Waste Europe. Before ZWE and GAIA, I worked extensively in environmental communication – from film-making on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Catalonia as part of food sovereignty campaigning; to being the editor-in-chief of an ethical consumption magazine, and managing the editorial process of international publications at the institutional level.
As part of our movement-building efforts, ZWE initiates coalitions and movements. Currently, we host the coordination of the Break Free From Plastic movement in Europe, including the Rethink Plastic alliance; and of the Food Contact Materials coalition. As a founding and active member of these groups, we advance our agenda of moving away from disposability and presence of hazardous substances in packaging.
Coordinator of Break Free From Plastic Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance
Coordinator of Break Free From Plastic Europe and the Rethink Plastic allianceSend an email
I support the work of the members of the Break Free From Plastic movement in Europe, by steering and coordinating strategic developments, supporting synergies between members’ work and linking the work in Europe to the movement’s work in other regions and globally. I also coordinate the Rethink Plastic alliance, a coalition of leading European NGOs acting as the EU policy arm of the BFFP movement in Europe and working to secure ambitious EU policies related to plastic along its value chain.
Waste generation and plastic pollution are symptoms of our current failing models of production, distribution and consumption of products and packaging. I want to contribute to put in place new systems that use resources wisely, protect human health and the environment, benefit all and are designed with and for vibrant communities.
English, French, and I can get by in Spanish.
I worked several years with Greenpeace, advocating for ambitious EU policies to protect our oceans and end overfishing; and then joined Surfrider Foundation Europe, working mainly on marine pollution.
Movement-building Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic Europe
Movement-building Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic EuropeSend an email
I make sure that more than 100 member organisations in Break Free From Plastic Europe are supported in implementing plastic-free, zero waste strategies on local, national or European levels; that they are connected to relevant campaigns, opportunities, and coordination spaces; and that their capacity and expertise are built. I am also in charge of connecting our members and our movement-building efforts with other regions.
Zero waste strategies can transform our society and have a great environmental and social impact!
English, French, Slovak, a bit of Spanish, and I am starting to learn Dutch!
I have worked in the private sector and for the EU institutions. I have been involved in a variety of volunteering projects in Turkey, France, Latvia, and Belgium.
Grants & Operations Manager for Break Free From Plastic Europe
Grants & Operations Manager for Break Free From Plastic EuropeSend an email
I lead on Break Free From Plastic Europe’s grant programme, which supports our members across Europe in their fight against single use plastic. I also manage finances, human resources, logistics and events for the coordination team.
I was inspired by BFFP’s approach to tackling plastic pollution across the whole value chain with environmental, social, and health justice at the fore.
English, plus some Italian and German.
I have worked primarily in the homelessness sector in a number of roles at local and national level including frontline support and communications, and leading a UK-wide grant scheme for those at risk of, or dealing with, homelessness. I am a director on the board of Open Door Scotland, a charity supporting young homeless people.
Communications Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic alliance
Communications Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic allianceSend an email
I am the Communications Coordinator of the Rethink Plastic alliance. I work primarily with campaigns and communications coordination related to plastics in an EU policy context.
The momentum of the BFFP movement and RPa alliance in tackling plastic pollution and developing solutions that are holistically informed socially, economically and environmentally is something I’m grateful to communicate on.
English, Irish, some French, and I’m currently studying Dutch.
I worked as a communications officer and coordinator in media, NGO and EU institutional spheres. I am often involved in LGBTI, housing, and local community projects.
Europe Communications Officer for Break Free From Plastic
Europe Communications Officer for Break Free From PlasticSend an email
I am the Europe Communications Officer for Break Free From Plastic. I develop communications strategies and campaigns and support Break Free From Plastic European members in communicating about their efforts and achievements in fighting plastic pollution. I also ensure the alignment of BFFP’s communication efforts with its global strategy.
I am passionate about working for organisations that fight for change – particularly when it comes to the environment. I also love that ZWE and BFFP provide a great space for collaboration and building partnerships.
English and continually learning German.
I worked as Communications Coordinator for Accountable Now, a Berlin-based NGO that works with NGOs around the world on improving accountability and transparency practices in the civil society sector.
Solutions Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic Europe
Solutions Coordinator for Break Free From Plastic Europe
I coordinate the main #WeChooseReuse campaign activities, engaging with the signatories and building synergies to ensure the wide support of the reuse movement. I also support BFFP members to amplify their campaigns on reuse, and monitor relevant developments relevant for plastics, with a focus on packaging and Europe.
I strongly believe in BFFP’s mission of building collaborations that create real impact and system change. I am grateful to be able to continue fighting one of the biggest challenges of our time to make the world a healthier place.
English, Spanish, Catalan, and Dutch.
I worked as a microplastic campaigner at the Plastic Soup Foundation for several years, as well as developed and coordinated an app that helps consumers to reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives.