Zero Waste North West

Zero Waste North West began from a campaign to stop an incinerator being built outside Derry City in the North West of Northern Ireland, when we realised no was not enough, and we had to figure out what we were for. That’s when we discovered Zero Waste.

We are a local manifestation of a global movement, and are a completely voluntary group who work in the community, in schools and with businesses to model ZWCE practice, using creative, innovative and fun methods to transform people’s relationship to waste.

We also work with our local council to support the implementation of a Zero Waste Circular Economy Strategy, unanimously adopted by Derry City and Strabane District council in December 2017.

Victories and key actions

A selection of the latest achievements of our member...
  • A Zero Waste/Circular Economy Strategy for our local council region was adopted.
  • Several tree plantings with our local council demonstrating our environmental stewardship
  • We pitched for a Zero Waste App to Connect and Correct people's actions into an effective zero waste movement
  • We got the devolved government in Stormont to follow up with a presentation to council on a Northern Ireland wide study that pointed up the importance of kerbside sort for quality.
  • An online 40 Days Of Zero Waste Lent Campaign.

Main focus and objectives

A selection of the expected results of our member...
  • Business case and effective implementation of Option 4 of our Zero Waste/Circular Economy Strategy, including becoming a Zero Waste Municipality.

Derry, Northern Ireland

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