Zero Waste Belgium
Zero Waste Belgium is a non-profit organisation that shares zero waste practices in everyday life with citizens, businesses, and public authorities. In autumn 2015, faced with the alarming amount of waste in our society, Alisson Duprez surrounded herself with a handful of other convinced citizens to launch the adventure of Zero Waste Belgium.
The first activity was sewing workshops to make bulk bags from recycled fabrics. Later on, the activities diversified, and the team of volunteers was strengthened. In 2018, staff were hired and the Zero Waste Belgium community started to grow. The zero-waste movement is ongoing in Belgium and Zero Waste Belgium is dedicated to it.
The association wants to encourage change through action and thus participate in the ecological transition towards a zero waste society. The organisation offers many activities and support for individuals and professionals.
Its vision, “Building a zero waste society together” is based on 3 missions :
- Raising awareness about the issues and promote zero waste practices
- Support individuals and organisations towards zero waste (youth camp, event organizers, citizen groups)
- Gathering actors in the field to strengthen the impact of the zero waste movement on a large scale (online maps of the stickers “containers welcome”, zero waste local groups, partnership development)