My Zero Waste City

A selection of blogs on zero waste in cities

Check out our collection of blogs covering all aspects of helping your city to go zero waste! If you are looking for ways to drive your city towards zero waste make sure to take a look at other resources on our website including our publications and the Zero Waste Cities Masterplan.

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Zero Waste Masterplan

Meet our members – Let’s do it Macedonia!

Meet our members – Rezero

Meet our members – Zero Waste Kiel e.V.

How to beat incineration: a story from Portugal

Communities and Climate Change: how a zero waste approach can take us closer to zero emissions

The Story of Sălacea

Meet our members – Retorna

Incineration is getting in the way of recycling and zero waste

Shift your perspective with “SILO” – A food system for the future

Our journey towards Plastic Free July

The Collectors’s project: how European waste collection systems can benefit from the multitude of practices available in Europe

Plastico? No Gracias! The Facebook group Zero Waste España launched a week to boycott plastic food packaging

Deposit Return Systems: an effective Instrument towards a Zero Waste Future

Press Release: European organisations call for prioritisation of sustainable food policy by new Commission President and Vice President

Plastic Bag Free Campaign in Ukraine: from a local initiative to a national campaign

Meet our members – Hnutí DUHA

Waterkant 2019: a festival truly Zero Waste

Meet our members – Polish Zero Waste Association

Open letter to the lead candidates for the role of European Commission President

Meet our members – Zero Waste Switzerland

The FoodWIN Food Waste festival: what are the solutions to effectively tackle food waste?

Zero Waste France takes on the reconstruction of Ivry-Paris incinerator

Challenge Plastic Waste: take part in the 2019 European Social Innovation Competition

Zero Waste Cashel wins silver at the LAMA Awards for Best Waste Management

Fixing the EU WEEE legislation: why and how the EU should say “no” to export?

Three new Zero Waste municipalities in Croatia!

Meet our members – Zero Waste Austria

Food Systems: a ‘recipe’ for food waste prevention

eReuse: how to dramatically increase reuse and recycling rates in the WEEE sector

Zero Waste Study Tour 2018: turning the Circular Economy vision into reality

Citizen initiative ‘For Clean Sofia without Incineration’ provides the European Investment Bank with 7 good reasons to stop financing a new incinerator

Zero Waste reaches the Baltic sea!

On the path to Zero Waste Cities – the case of Organic Waste, International Conference in Brussels

Food Waste Prevention : Bruges says “no” to food floating down its canals

Žiedinė Ekonomika leads a Lithuanian delegation to discover how food waste is treated in North Italy.

Meet the FreiburgCup: paving the way for zero waste coffee to go

Global cities support Zero Waste pledge but avoid consistent commitments

Coffee to go? Freiburg says tschüss to single-use cups!

“Mothers NO Incinerator”, for a breath of fresh air

Recircle: who said that take-away food cannot be zero waste?

Madrid plans to phase out incineration by 2025

Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers! – New Case Study

Virtuous Municipalities to Starbucks: please do not use disposable cups in Italy

Let Europe export only the practices we are proud of

Interview: Hotel Ribno – The first zero waste hotel in Slovenia

Beyond single-use plastic: a new era for European businesses is within reach

Cheaper and more efficient? The positive effects of pay-as-you-throw and kerbside collection

A farewell to roadside containers in Barcelona?

Europe at crossroads: After the Chinese ban on plastic waste imports, what now?

Sardinia paves the way towards Zero Waste on islands

Bulgaria’s Air Pollution Problem: Could it get any Worse?

Parma and the Zero Waste Masterplan

An active local community, a contaminated hen and a dirty industrial process: a story from Monselice

In Mexico: time to end ‘sacrifice zones’

French city of Besançon saves €800,000 through extensive use of decentralised composting

Circular Economy? Member States want it ‘despacito’

New year, new beginnings: Will the Commission deliver an ambitious Plastic strategy?

Veolia, a European company exporting trouble

Case study: “We have a right to breathe clean air”

Circular Economy for the young? Lithuanian NGO takes zero waste to school

A victory for clean air and zero waste in Madrid, still pending implementation

The dirty business of waste-to-energy subsidies: a story from Bilbao

Copenhagen goes all in on incineration, and it’s a costly mistake

Sardinia rocks at waste management! We went on a field trip to discover why.

Big VICTORY: Under public pressure, waste incinerator was kicked out of the Spatial Plan of Zagreb!

Zero waste leaders share best practice in Lithuania

Sign-on Letter to the Green Climate Fund

4 reasons why recycling is better than incineration

Joint letter on amendments to RED II by CEPI, EURIC, Plastic Recyclers Europe and ZWE

Ireland’s first zero waste festival

EU trainees are hacking disposable plastic cups

Sadiq Khan pledges to make London zero waste

Sardinia demonstrates that islands can achieve zero waste

Study shows climate benefits from separate collection of organics

Nepal: Waste and Transformation in the Himalayas

The Solution: Zero Waste Conference, Madrid

More Tourists Equals More Waste

Zero Waste progress in Romania

Gipuzkoa continues to mobilise against incineration for health, environment and economy

Study tour to the Basque Country

Press Release: New zero waste Roubaix case study shows ‘where there is a will there is a way’

Cement industry in the spotlight in Spain

PRESS RELEASE: Valencia’s commitment to introduce a container deposit scheme, a step forward for Circular Economy in Europe

What is the “State of the Art” after Malagrotta judgement?

The Zero Waste Festival, the place to be for zero waste advocates

Resourcing the future 2016, London

Building a culture of zero waste in Brussels

On World Environment Day, Majorca presents its plans to start moving away from incineration

New case study: Parma proves 70% recycling and 100kg residual waste can be achieved in only 4 years

Network of Zero Waste Towns meeting in Capannori

20,000 people oppose incineration in Florence

Human chain to stop incinerator in Gipuzkoa

Network of Zero Waste Towns Meeting in Ljubljana

European Investment Bank faces criticism over financing Cardiff incinerator

Gasteiz Zero Zabor respond to Vitoria-Gasteiz MSW Plan

Positive signs for zero waste in Madrid

Zero waste press conference against landfill in Debagoiena, Basque Country

Croatian municipalities adopt ‘Zero Waste 2020’ strategy

Zero Waste speeds up in Croatia after Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia Conference

Zero Waste study tour of Spanish municipalities to Italian best practices

Training on management of organic waste for Romanian civil society and local experts

Press Release: Launch of map of European Zero Waste municipalities

The First zero waste celebration of the annual gathering to support the Basque language

Gearing up for Paris! Our calendar of zero waste activities

‘Incineradoras No, Zero Waste Madrid’ in action!

Zero Waste ‘Dream Team’ on Tour

Sao Paulo Apuesta En Serio Por El Compstaje Domiciliario

Highlights from Zero Waste Week

Alappuzha India, Zero Waste Town

Boston Builds Solutions

São Paulo’s commitment to household composting

Earth First! Summer Gathering Fighting Incineration Workshop

Slovenian Cement Plant Stops Operations as Environmental Permit Fails Approval

Fill in Bellies Not Bins – Disco Soup in Manchester

Engaging Hong Kong on the Road to Zero Waste

New case study: The story of Gipuzkoa, the fastest transition towards Zero Waste in Europe

Inspiring and powerful Zero Waste Gathering in Sofia

New case study: The story of Ljubljana, first Zero Waste capital in Europe!

The zero waste agenda for the Catalan elections

Zero Waste practices from San Francisco (USA) and Contarina (Italy) show transition is possible

New case study: The story of Contarina shows 85% recycling is possible!

1st Zero Waste Fair in the Philippines

Recycle the grey bin!

Gipuzkoa to save €250 million after scrapping the construction of the incineration plant

The third phase of the Zero Waste Italy movement launched in Capannori

From China to Spain: all the way to Zero Waste

Zero Waste illuminates the Low-Carbon Development Path in China

European gathering against waste incineration in cement kilns

South African Waste Pickers on a Zero Waste Tour

Reporting the International Training on Organics Management

When waste ends up in a…cement kiln

Moulinot: closing the loop for restaurant food waste in Paris

Green jobs? Zero Waste is the way