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By standing up and working together, citizens all across Europe have the power to drive change and ensure a zero waste future for us all.
We have the power to change Europe – and the world – for the better: join us on this journey by taking action through the campaigns below.

Pledge - Setting a truly circular recycling system

Zero Waste Europe and co-authoring organisations ECOS and Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) developed this paper to define the civil society position towards chemical "recycling" and recovery technologies. We encourage civil society and recycling industry organisations to endorse these principles by signing this pledge.

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Coordinated by #breakfreefromplastic, #WeChoose reuse is a European mobilisation campaign to move away from single-use plastic and put robust reuse systems in place, working with zero waste cities and businesses, and demanding change from local, national, and EU decision makers, as well as business leaders.
The #WeChoose reuse commitment can be signed as an individual citizen, as a policy-maker, or on behalf of a business or municipality.

Learn more and sign the #WeChooseReuse commitment

The Plastic Waste Trade Manifesto

Irresponsibly managed plastic waste trade has no place in a circular economy.
We cannot aim to achieve a truly safe circular economy with ambitious reductions in resource use, while we continue to offload the burden of our plastic waste elsewhere. This manifesto is a call to EU institutions to legislate, through the Waste Shipment Regulation, an end to plastic waste exports from the Union and intra-EU management of European plastic waste that is in line with a genuine circular economy.

Learn more about The Plastic Waste Trade Manifesto

The Bloody Manifesto

We are asking the European Commission to act by setting the necessary policy framework to support and empower menstruators to access safe, fair, and circular menstrual products, in line with the EU’s circular economy objectives. Our manifesto is open for signatures.

Learn more about The Bloody Manifesto

A new strategy for residuals within a circular economy

We call on the European Commission to propose a dedicated EU strategy for the management of residual waste – one that aligns the treatment with the overarching principles and strategic goals of the EU circular economy and climate agenda.

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