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Current projects

Elevating Reuse in Cities (ERIC)

“Cities can, and should, become the incubators and vectors for scaling up reuse in Europe. They certainly have a leading role to play in the fight against plastic waste. However, we still lack a better understanding of the conditions that enable reuse to flourish in these communities. Our ERIC project will provide concrete answers to this question, helping to inspire and guide the replication of reuse models in cities around the world.”

Manon Jourdan, Implementation Officer at Zero Waste Europe and ERIC Project Coordinator 

A Blueprint for Movement Building

“At ZWE, movement building is part of our DNA. We collaborate with members across Europe, forge coalitions, spark movements, and rally diverse groups. We believe collective action is vital for lasting change, for the benefit of all people and the planet.” – Stephanie Yates, Head of Network & Movement Building


In light of the EU’s Waste Framework Directive, member states will be required to collect bio-waste separately by the end of 2023, significantly increasing the availability of bio-waste for composting and anaerobic digestion. Yet, considering the large disparities in bio-waste collection and treatment across the EU, it’s crucial to identify and validate best practices and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) along the bio-waste management chain. Unlocking the full potential of bio-waste recycling requires an ambitious project like LIFE BIOBEST.

Find out more about the project’s key results, upcoming events and webinars, and take part in this forward-looking initiative!

ReuSe Vanguard Project (RSVP)

“We are laying the foundations for reuse systems that follow the same definitions, essential requirements, and sound operational objectives. This is a revolution in the making with and for everyone in the packaging sector — from city authorities and legislators at different levels to reuse operators, system users, and consumers in Europe and beyond.” – Nathan Dufour, Reuse Systems Manager and Leader of the ReuSe Vanguard Project at Zero Waste Europe

The True Toxic Toll

There is an urgent need to assess the real impact of waste incineration on human health and the environment. People living near waste incinerators need to be reassured about their health risks and the safety of such combustion facilities.” – Janek Vähk, Zero Pollution Programme Manager at Zero Waste Europe