So-called “bioplastics” won’t solve the plastic pollution problem

Recircle: who said that take-away food cannot be zero waste?

Revealed: Unreported and harmful emissions from incinerators across England

International Plastic Bag Free Day – actions around the world

Zero Waste France’s festival grows bigger and stronger

EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution

How to make your kids’ party plastic-free, and have fun

Madrid plans to phase out incineration by 2025

Plastic pollution: countries show their true colours on the International Plastic Bag Free Day

Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers! – New Case Study

Virtuous Municipalities to Starbucks: please do not use disposable cups in Italy

The Conscious Cup Campaign: a citizen-driven zero waste solution

Member States to phase-out subsidies to incineration, separate collection obligations prevail

Let Europe export only the practices we are proud of

Interview: Hotel Ribno – The first zero waste hotel in Slovenia

European Commission steps forward to cut on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning

#IAmCoco: An award-winning campaign from Rezero

NGOs call the Commission to protect citizens from endocrine disruptors

Renewable energy proposal boycotts the EU Plastic Strategy and the Circular Economy

Disco Soup: curbing food waste by throwing a better party

First Slovenian Hotel on the Zero Waste path — Hotel Ribno

Is the last-order bell sounding on single-use plastics?

Zero Waste Europe and partners call on the EU to exclude plastic-to-fuel from the Renewable Energy Directive

New tax on non-recycled plastic packaging waste will fail to address the plastic pollution crisis

Thank you for (not) smoking: a story from Matera

The Nordics addiction to incineration fuels the controversy on renewable energy

The Circular Economy Package is approved, now it is time to make it real

Rethink Plastic challenges the European Parliament to break free from plastic bottles

Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds

Tackle beach pollution at source, not just with annual litter pick-ups

Beyond single-use plastic: a new era for European businesses is within reach

Citizens’ pressure convince UK government to introduce deposit schemes for beverages

Eat it, don’t waste it! Best blogs on foodwaste in Central Europe

Wrapping your head around overpackaging – and taking action

Rising to the challenge of plastic Freebruary

9 reasons why we better move away from waste-to-energy, and embrace zero waste instead

Cheaper and more efficient? The positive effects of pay-as-you-throw and kerbside collection

A farewell to roadside containers in Barcelona?

Europe at crossroads: After the Chinese ban on plastic waste imports, what now?

Sardinia paves the way towards Zero Waste on islands

Bulgaria’s Air Pollution Problem: Could it get any Worse?

Parma and the Zero Waste Masterplan

The European Parliament halts perverse subsidies to energy from mixed waste

The European Commission steps forward to reduce plastic pollution

An active local community, a contaminated hen and a dirty industrial process: a story from Monselice

In Mexico: time to end ‘sacrifice zones’

French city of Besançon saves €800,000 through extensive use of decentralised composting

Legislation: a clear solution to plastic pollution

Circular Economy? Member States want it ‘despacito’

New year, new beginnings: Will the Commission deliver an ambitious Plastic strategy?

Veolia, a European company exporting trouble

Case study: “We have a right to breathe clean air”

Circular Economy for the young? Lithuanian NGO takes zero waste to school

From Portugal to Bulgaria: People join the fight against wasteful products

Press release: Industry MEPs vote to exclude subsidies for waste-to-energy from mixed waste

Time to wake up and smell the coffee: 6 zero waste coffee solutions

A victory for clean air and zero waste in Madrid, still pending implementation

The dirty business of waste-to-energy subsidies: a story from Bilbao

A final push on the Waste Directive: our letter to the European Ministries

Europe must design economic incentives fit for a circular economy

“Deliver or pay”, or how waste incineration causes recycling to slow down

The Environment Committee’s vote on Renewable Energy confirms its commitment to Circular Economy

Have blogs replaced Grandmothers, and how does this relate to foodwaste?

Buying things may feel good…

Copenhagen goes all in on incineration, and it’s a costly mistake

Sardinia rocks at waste management! We went on a field trip to discover why.

Big VICTORY: Under public pressure, waste incinerator was kicked out of the Spatial Plan of Zagreb!

MEPs seek answers over burning waste

Zero waste leaders share best practice in Lithuania

Letter to the European Parliament ENVI Committee on RED

Zero Waste Europe to the European Commission: let’s use plastics only when it makes sense

Sign-on Letter to the Green Climate Fund

Cleaning our way out of our plastic crisis: coastal cleanups and beyond

4 reasons why recycling is better than incineration

How a simple 40-day experiment rocked my world

Scotland adopts a deposit for beverages that paves the way for the EU Strategy on Plastics

Joint letter on amendments to RED II by CEPI, EURIC, Plastic Recyclers Europe and ZWE

3 ways the European Parliament can fix the Renewable Energy proposal

Ireland’s first zero waste festival

EU trainees are hacking disposable plastic cups

Sadiq Khan pledges to make London zero waste

Why the current Renewable Energy proposal is flawed, and how to fix it

Beyond the super worms: one simple step you can take to stop plastic pollution

6 ways embodied energy could shape policy in Europe

#Designed4Trash award: Styrofoam Containers

Environmental NGOs join forces for a Mediterranean free from plastic pollution

Sardinia demonstrates that islands can achieve zero waste

ZWE’s response to public consultation on Chemicals, Products and Waste

How to save the world, one reusable bag at a time

New study presents plan for Circular Economy using existing economic measures

Roundup International Plastic Bag Free Day 2017

Rethink Plastic launches a summer challenge for the European Commission

Ditching Plastic Bags: A Lesson from Africa

Press Release: Enough excuses: it’s time for EU Member States to break free from plastic bags

10 organisations join the Zero Waste Europe Movement!

Joint letter on plastic-to-fuel

Ecopulplast project holds steering board meeting in Capannori

An 80 year old activist, a volcano in the sea, and a banana peel cruise ship

Study shows climate benefits from separate collection of organics

The first phase of the Redesign Europe Challenge is over! Time to check out the winning (most hated) products!

Sweden’s Recycling (D)evolution

UKWIN officially ‘earthMovers’

PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament’s report calls for halt on harmful subsidies to waste incineration

Can Rome go zero waste?

Nepal: Waste and Transformation in the Himalayas

3 Positions the EU Must Take To Stay Clean on the Circular Economy

IPEN PRESS RELEASE: At UN meeting, Canada and Chile stand alone trying to legitimize e-waste dumping and promote recycling of toxic chemical into children’s products

The Solution: Zero Waste Conference, Madrid

The EU needs to change course for a toxic free world

Simona Bonafè drives Europe to a circular economy

More Tourists Equals More Waste

Tell Supermarkets to Stop Using Non-Recyclable Plastic

Press release: Future and financing waste-to-energy

Zero Waste progress in Romania

The beginning of the end for the plastic bag in Tunisia? – Zero Waste Tunisia

10th anniversary of EU recycling rules marked by green groups

From waste to taste: Funghi Espresso brings new life to used coffee grounds

Gipuzkoa continues to mobilise against incineration for health, environment and economy

Vote at ENVI Committee paves the way for zero waste

Towards a new European mindset on waste-to-energy?

PRESS RELEASE: European Commission Plastics Roadmap not leading anywhere

Commission calls for defunding of waste-to-energy

Study tour to the Basque Country

MEPs bring back Potocnik 2014’s spirit in a push towards zero waste

Press Release: Six paths to make Extended Producer Responsibility fit for a circular economy

Press Release: New zero waste Roubaix case study shows ‘where there is a will there is a way’

Fondos para “soluciones” insustentables: financiamiento climático alemán al sector de los residuos en el Sur Global

Zero Waste Europe at the COP22

Cement industry in the spotlight in Spain

PRESS RELEASE: Valencia’s commitment to introduce a container deposit scheme, a step forward for Circular Economy in Europe

Press Release: International NGOs State Support for Impacted Communities from Waste Incineration in Cement Plants

DECLARACIÓN DE LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL FRENTE A LA INCINERACIÓN DE RESIDUOS EN CEMENTERAS

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT ON THE PRACTICE OF WASTE INCINERATION IN CEMENT KILNS

UNFCCC approved incinerator reveals double standards in climate finance that undermine European climate policy

The Italian recipe against food waste

Press Release: MEPs support the end to harmful subsidies to waste-to-energy incineration

New zero waste comic released

Wood Waste: Recycle, Bury, or Burn? Jeffrey Morris Gives an Answer.

Press Release: Circular Economy can be a game-changer to reach ESR targets

Press Release: Germany should work for and not against a Circular Economy in Europe

A vision for a future free from plastic pollution: The EU must rise to the challenge

Press release: A vision of a future free from plastic pollution: the EU must rise to the challenge

PRESS RELEASE: Concern that flame retardants cause more harm than safety

What is the “State of the Art” after Malagrotta judgement?

Plastic Bag Free Day 2016 Round-up

The Zero Waste Festival, the place to be for zero waste advocates

Zero Waste News from Barcelona

The Curse of Sachets in Asia: why western companies should be held accountable

Resourcing the future 2016, London

Press Release: Zero Waste Europe – New ESR proposal is promising but lacks strength

Youth group highlight waste at the climate talks: the YOUNGO Zero Waste Working Group

Air pollution negotiations: falling short of breath

PRESS RELEASE: People’s Design Lab launched to redesign wasteful products

PRESS RELEASE: EU Member States asked to deliver final decisive effort for Europe to break free from single-use plastic bags

Building a culture of zero waste in Brussels

On World Environment Day, Majorca presents its plans to start moving away from incineration

Urban biowaste, a sustainable source of bioenergy?

New case study: Parma proves 70% recycling and 100kg residual waste can be achieved in only 4 years

Press Release: Bonafè shows more ambition than the Commission, yet is still far from zero waste

Policy Briefing: the Waste Sector under the Effort Sharing Decision

Network of Zero Waste Towns meeting in Capannori

20,000 people oppose incineration in Florence

Human chain to stop incinerator in Gipuzkoa

Press Release: EU Bioenergy – time to follow the Waste Hierarchy

NGOs call the EP to get the Circular Economy Back on Track

EU Bioenergy: Time to follow the Waste Hierarchy

Zero Waste Europe AGM 2016

Network of Zero Waste Towns Meeting in Ljubljana

Zero Waste Europe sign international declaration on ‘waste containing nanomaterials’

European Investment Bank faces criticism over financing Cardiff incinerator

Gasteiz Zero Zabor respond to Vitoria-Gasteiz MSW Plan

Positive signs for zero waste in Madrid

#EUBioenergy consultation: time to see the trees for the forest

Press Release: Eurostat data for 2014 confirms need for European residual waste target

The new PPWD: legislating for the past or for the future?

European Commission keeps wasting energy on “waste-to-energy”

Zero waste press conference against landfill in Debagoiena, Basque Country

Croatian municipalities adopt ‘Zero Waste 2020’ strategy

Zero Waste speeds up in Croatia after Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia Conference

Position Paper: The Circular Economy Package and European food waste policy

Potential Contribution of Waste Management to a Low Carbon Economy Conference

Redesign Innovation Jam in Copenhagen

Zero Waste study tour of Spanish municipalities to Italian best practices

Training on management of organic waste for Romanian civil society and local experts

Amazing results of “The Power of Compost” competition

Strong rhetoric, an empty promise: together, we must fill the Paris Agreement’s enforcement gap

Paris Ivry incinerator opposed in shadow of COP21

Tackling incineration: greenwashing at COP21

Press Release: Launch of map of European Zero Waste municipalities

Press release: Circular economy? New package is too weak to make it happen

International Climate Finance Flows: NAMAs in Context

Why climate advocacy should talk about waste

Costa Rica doesn’t go for zero waste strategies to reduce emissions

Who Will Benefit from Colombia’s NAMA?

The First zero waste celebration of the annual gathering to support the Basque language

Press release: New report finds significant air pollution problems across waste incineration activities

Press Release: Landfill ban? A false path to a circular economy

Gearing up for Paris! Our calendar of zero waste activities

‘Incineradoras No, Zero Waste Madrid’ in action!

Press Release: New report finds municipal solid waste a key sector for a low carbon economy

Zero Waste ‘Dream Team’ on Tour

Press Release: study finds Extended Producer Responsibility needs redesign for circular economy

Sao Paulo Apuesta En Serio Por El Compstaje Domiciliario

Alternatiba: grass-roots alternatives to climate change

Highlights from Zero Waste Week

Alappuzha India, Zero Waste Town

Boston Builds Solutions

São Paulo’s commitment to household composting

Is waste a source of renewable energy?

Earth First! Summer Gathering Fighting Incineration Workshop

Power of Compost: Video Competition

“Getting Climate Finance Right” in the Waste Sector

The White House Admits Biomass Burning Not “Carbon Neutral”

Slovenian Cement Plant Stops Operations as Environmental Permit Fails Approval

Time to Redesign Extended Producer Responsibility for a Circular Economy: New study from Zero Waste Europe.

Press Release: Study Finds Extended Producer Responsibility Needs Redesign for Circular Economy

The European Parliament shows the way to circular economy

Plastic Bag Free Day 2015 Global Round-up

Press Release: International Bag Free Day – New EU Directive paves the way for a Europe without plastic bags

Climate and waste talks in Bonn

European Parliament calls for ambitious circular economy

Fill in Bellies Not Bins – Disco Soup in Manchester

Engaging Hong Kong on the Road to Zero Waste

New case study: The story of Gipuzkoa, the fastest transition towards Zero Waste in Europe

Pope Francis Embraces Zero Waste

Inspiring and powerful Zero Waste Gathering in Sofia

What should be the GHG emission reduction targets for the waste sector?

New case study: The story of Ljubljana, first Zero Waste capital in Europe!

Progressive industry calls for an ambitious Circular Economy Policy

Let’s clean up Europe!

The objectionable role of the EU in the international toxics negotiations

WALKING THE CIRCLE: The 4 guiding pillars for a Circular Economy

Press release: The 4 guiding principles for a Circular Economy

Climate Finance for the Waste Sector: What is it About?

The zero waste agenda for the Catalan elections

Zero Waste France on its Way to COP21

The Circular Economy and REACH – an essential partnership

Zero Waste – a Key Solution for a Low-Carbon Economy

6th Spanish Gathering Against Waste Incineration in Cement Kilns

And the European waste champion is… Belgium!

Joint Statement on improving product durability and reparability

European experts sign a Manifesto to boost a new model of food waste management in the Mediterranean basin

Zero Waste practices from San Francisco (USA) and Contarina (Italy) show transition is possible

Arts, fashion and zero waste

New case study: The story of Contarina shows 85% recycling is possible!

Stakeholders ask EC for evidence to justify withdrawal of Circular Economy Package

1st Zero Waste Fair in the Philippines

EU Circular Economy Package: Questioning the reasons for withdrawal

Recycle the grey bin!

Gipuzkoa to save €250 million after scrapping the construction of the incineration plant

The third phase of the Zero Waste Italy movement launched in Capannori

Zero Waste is a Climate Solution at the COP20

From China to Spain: all the way to Zero Waste

Zero Waste illuminates the Low-Carbon Development Path in China

New book about Zero Waste in France

Don’t bin it! Europe needs the waste package

Zero Waste present in World Resources Forum in Peru

The Eco-Pulplast project: a zero waste example of innovation in the paper industry

55 European and international civil society organisations ask commission to reject authorisation of hazardous DEHP in PVC plastic

Press Release: ZWE welcomes the EU decision to reduce single-use plastic bags

European gathering against waste incineration in cement kilns

South African Waste Pickers on a Zero Waste Tour

Reporting the International Training on Organics Management

Ljubljana; first EU capital to adopt a Zero Waste strategy

Press Release: New Case Studies Show ‘Zero Waste’ Success in Europe

Communities Demand an End to Plastic Bags on #plasticbagfreeday

‘Management of organics, A Fundamental Pillar For Zero Waste Success’ – Focus of Next International Training

Press Release on International bag-free day: EU Council of Ministers must clamp down on use of plastic bags

Press Release: Circular Economy Package puts Europe firmly on the Zero Waste track but…

The Zero Waste Tour kicks off!

The #ageofdecommissioning (incinerators)

A Massive Let’s Do It! Cleaning up the Mediterranean Coast

Steps to implement the circular economy concept

We love compost! International compost awareness week

Waste – the controversial side of climate change mitigation in the latest IPCC report

European Parliament votes in favour of reducing single-use plastic bags

Packaging-free shopping on the rise in Europe

Zero Waste: the answer to “Wasted potential!” in the EcoInnovation Forum

Better waste policy: Europe’s golden opportunity to create jobs and cut pollution

And the best waste performing country in Europe is… Estonia!

When waste ends up in a…cement kiln

“Non Bruciamo il futuro” new book from Rossano Ercolini

Restart Party: celebrating stuff coming back to life

Moulinot: closing the loop for restaurant food waste in Paris

Game over – Guipuzkoa’s incinerator

Successful launch of Zero Waste France in Paris

(The story of) Denmark’s transition from incineration to Zero Waste

REBRICK – Reuse bricks to give them a new life

Zero Waste Europe Annual meeting – Bobigny/Paris 31.01 – 1/2.02.2014

Zero Waste Christmas – Rethinking consumption

EU funding might hijack next 20 years of waste policy in Bulgaria

We came. We stickered. We tutu-ed. ‘Je La Ramène’ 2013

Initiatives to reduce food waste

The Organic Stream – the Story of Organic Waste Recovery

Weak EU proposal to tackle single-use plastic bags

Zero Waste to Landfill is a false concept

Up-shirt, the t-shirt with the world’s smallest environmental footprint

Slovenia starts walking the Zero Waste path

The story of Capannori – A Zero Waste champion

ZW strategy in Europe explained – The main principles

Zero Waste Hero – biodegradable chewing gum

European champions Priula and Treviso join the Zero Waste Europe network

Packaging-free refills clean up in Italy.

Zero Waste – one of the solutions to Ecocide

Zero Bag – Zero Waste! The 4th International Plastic Bag Free Day

Zero Bags – Zero Waste; act for a plastic bag free world!

Good plastics, bioplastics and greenwashing

I want my biowaste bin!

Presenting the Zero Waste strategy to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization

ZeroPlasticWeek Challenge is now!

27 Blogs Sharing Creative Ways to Reuse Your Leftovers

ZW Best practices: Hernani

Time to vote out waste at the People’s Design Lab

What to do with the “leftovers” of Zero Waste

From the 3Rs to the Zero Waste hierarchy

Catalan Zero Waste network launches pilot bottle-deposit project in Cadaqués

Rossano Ercolini, president of Zero Waste Europe 2013 wins the Green Nobel award

Kick off of the Citizens Initiative for a Italian Zero Waste Law 2020!

How much plastic litter is currently in EU waters?

Looking for solutions to single-use coffee-capsules

Potocnik: “Zero Waste is the right aspiration”

Recycling stagnates in the EU – lesson for EU waste & resource policy?

Dopper, the bottle is the message!

Zero Waste goes to the European Parliament in Brussels!

A Zero Waste world? Let’s Do It!

“TRASHED”: More than 600 people for the first screening in Italy

More incineration than trash to burn in the EU

Congratulations Alessio Ciacci, Green person fo the year 2012 in Italy

Final Destination Pata Rât – One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

Fantastic plastic

Granel : buy food, not packaging

A Zero Waste program by Patagonia: The Common Threads Initiative

Mallorca; sun & waste!

Is the EU missing the boat in ship recycling? CW2YQMTPZCNE

Nappy Ever After, a laundry service for nappies

Successful launch of Zero Waste Romania in Cluj Napoca

The association of Italian Zero Waste towns has been created

Repair café – a project to make friends, not waste

Breaking the Barriers to Zero Waste: The Role of the Community

The art of Zero Waste!

Florence Zero Waste Altermeeting: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and REDESIGN

Zero Waste Week 2012 in the UK, 3 to 6 September

Zero Waste Altermeeting in Florence, September 2012

The first European university to ban bottled water?

How to measure sustainability?

Join the 3rd of July International bag-free day!

David Andersen Copenhagen; designing waste out of fashion

On the Road to Zero Waste: Lessons from around the world

The European Parliament votes in favour of almost Zero Waste for 2020!

Successful ZWE congress in Donostia!

Zero Waste Europe Congress in Gipuzkoa

The Renewable Energy House in Brussels goes Zero Waste!

Annual Zero Waste Europe meeting in Gipuzkoa – 11-13th May 2012

Castelbuono – the town where even donkeys’ walk the Zero Waste path

Zero Waste, a revolution in progress

Meeting on Zero Waste good practices in Sicily, Italy

Zero Waste & Taxes – shift from labour to resource use

Creation of the association of Italian Zero Waste communities in Capannori, Italy

Zero Waste creates many JOBS!

Overwhelming support in the EU for plastic bag ban

Toxic Europe: How much is the EU doing to fight illegal waste trade – How much can Zero Waste do?

A Zero Waste month in Sweden: 4 people = less than 1kg of waste !

Progress towards Zero Food Waste in the EU

Reuse of WEEE: widening the cycle of materials

Gaiakraft: Beyond paper recycling?

Little Museum of Bad Industrial Design

Unpackaged: shopping without packaging

Succesful Zero Waste event in Rome

Retorna – When waste has a value it stops being waste

Before recycling: Repair!

“Beautiful politics is when the politicians work with the activists” – Zero Waste international meeting in Capannori

“Waste is a mistake, not a Resource” – ZW conference in Coventry, England

Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) & Zero Waste

Meeting of Zero Waste municipalities in Capannori, Italy, 7-8-9th October 2011

New EU’s Resource Efficiency roadmap points in the Zero Waste direction

Business & Zero Waste

Kretsloppsparken. Recycling or amusement park?

Experiences from Zero Waste Europe presented at the annual CRRA conference in California

Reusable nappies, a Zero Waste solution to an European problem

Puma – towards Zero Waste?

Shortsighted EU policy on raw materials delays getting to Zero Waste

An alternative to single-use plastic bags in Europe?

Join the 3rd of July International bag-free day!

Door-to-door Separate Collection Guide

Are Nespresso-type coffee capsules compatible with Zero Waste?

If You Care about Zero Waste…

The first European Zero Waste Research Center – Capannori, Italy

Compostadores.com example of Zero Waste company

Zero Waste growing in the UK

Zero Zabor – new Zero Waste groups in the Basque Country

A Zero Waste family is possible!

We beat the mountain!

Meeting in Brussels of NGOs promoting the Zero Waste strategy for Europe

Constitution of the Catalan Zero Waste strategy (Residu Zero) in Barcelona

Effecorta – Sustainable, Zero Waste shopping is possible!

Nissan Leaf & Zero Waste

The need for Zero Electric and Electronic Waste in Europe

Zero Waste initiative in Coventry, England

LAST MINUTE MARKET – a great tool of waste prevention

Towards Zero Food Waste in the EU

Zero Waste to reduce EU dependency on materials

Zero Waste is about minimising the residual waste

Zero Waste – when recycling is not enough

The Story of Electronics

Zero junk mail in Europe!

Florianopolis is hosting the 7th International Conference Zero waste

Example of a Zero Waste company – Interface

Europe and organic waste – EU biowaste law needed!

Zero Waste and separate collection

Beverage packaging and Zero Waste

New Zero Waste Group in Sicily

Phasing out single-use plastic-bags

Zero Waste practices to reduce waste in the milk and dairy market in Europe

SOS message to Copenhagen – Save Our Soils

Green jobs? Zero Waste is the way