Zero Waste France

Zero Waste France is a Paris based NGO, created in 1997, to advocate for waste reductionin France. The NGO is working with stakeholders to improve regulations concerning waste management.


Zero Waste France also leads campaigns to raise public opinion, and work with new actors willing to get involved in ZW programs (municipalities, entrepreneurs, local groups, etc.). At the local level, Zero Waste France now counts +100 member groups.

Victories and key actions

A selection of the latest achievements of our member...
  • Plastic and packaging: follow up of EPR scheme and advocacy work on the Single Use Plastics Directive
  • Lawsuit against Fast-food for having no sorting bins on their premises
  • Lawsuit against big brands for not respecting the STOP ADVERTS stickers on mailboxes of individuals
  • Support and coordination of 50 local groups
  • Organisation of a second Zero Waste Festival

Main focus and objectives

A selection of the expected results of our member...
  • Advocacy work : New circular economy law coming up in the summer (main focus: Plastic and packaging and reform of EPR scheme)
  • Work on Zero Waste municipalities : a study on the best perfoming french municipalities and a book on Zero Waste territories to be released in the summer
  • Focus on Zero Waste in sport events

Paris, France

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