Waste and pollution know no borders.
Europe exports waste, legislation, and technologies whilst importing goods whose production would often not be allowed on European soil. We strive to insert environmental justice approaches to these relations so that Europe exports good practices and stops using the world as a dumping ground.
We believe there is a lot to learn from communities around the world, the majority of which have a much lower environmental impact than Europe.
We think and act Glocally!
The Global Strategy programme works in collaboration with other GAIA regional offices, members and allies all over the world to pursue strategic targets and ensure a coherent and collaborative approach to international policy and campaigning. with specific projects and collaborations in different regions.
Zero Waste Europe is part of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organisations and individuals in over 90 countries, whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.
The #breakfreefromplastic (BFFP) movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Acting as the EU policy arm of BFFP, Rethink Plastic is an alliance of leading European NGOs, with thousands of active groups, supporters and citizens in every EU Member State.