Resources for citizens

Publications for the citizens

our full range of publications relevant to those wanting to implement zero waste at a citizen level...


 

Break Free From Plastic and Rethink Plastic alliance report detailing reusable solutions to help governments put a stop to single-use plastic pollution.

 

Available in English

 


 

Thanks to decentralised composting the province of Pontevedra went from providing no options for bio-waste to a comprehensive and community-based system, establishing itself as a best practice example for bio-waste management in Spain and beyond.

 

Available in English and Spanish

 

 


Going from 0 to 40% recycling rate within 3 months,  the small county of Sălacea tells a remarkable Zero Waste success story, establishing itself as a best practice that can be replicated in rural communities across Romania.

 

Available in English

 


 

In 5 years, PHENIX saved 30.000 tonnes of food products and distributed 60 millions meals across France, proving that it is possible to prevent food waste and create new jobs while saving money.  

 

Available in English

 


 

Imagine expanding the life of electronic devices while incorporating blockchain traceability technology capable of creating 1 job for every 300 items reused. Now imagine ensuring a 95% recycling rate and transforming a cost for municipalities into revenue that stays in the community. This is not imagination, this is eReuse: a perfect example of how symbiosis between the digital agenda and waste management can create value, sustainability and jobs.

 

Available in: English. Other languages coming soon!

 


While disposable sanitary products come at a high cost for women and the environment, but a better solutions exist!

#breakfreefromplastic made an infographic on how reusable and toxic-free alternatives will make women's lives better while protecting the environment for all.

Available in English.


The so called “bioplastics” are still plastics, and neither bio-based nor bio-degradable plastics will solve the plastic pollution crisis. The Rethink Plastic alliance made an infographic to illustrate why.


Zero Waste good practices are cheaper, more flexible, less pollutant, more participatory, and generate more jobs than incineration. Read Zero Waste Europe statement on waste incineration in Europe and Latin America.

Available in: Spanish


 

Open letter to president Juncker about smartphone regulation through Eco-design.

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