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 much to learn from communities worldwide, most of which have a much lower environmental impact than Europe.
We think and act glocally!
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.
Zero Waste Europe is participating in the INC negotiations for legally binding treaty addressing the growing problem of plastic pollution.