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Empowering Our Communities To Redesign

Help us get to zero waste

  • We are making a real difference! Over 350 European cities are now committed to zero waste practices! That’s millions of tons of paper, plastics and compost kept out of landfills and incinerators.

    The success of the zero waste movement has shown that it is possible to dramatically reduce waste while creating jobs and saving taxpayers’ money.

    I want to share with you an inspiring story of a city that is moving towards zero waste. The city of Parma in Italy pledged to reduce its waste to zero in 2012.

    I am thrilled to share with you that in just 4 years, Parma has:

    • reduced waste sent to landfills and incinerators by 59%
    • reduced waste from 283kg to 117kg per inhabitant – each year
    • created 44 new jobs
    • saved nearly € 500,000 in costs

    Parma is certainly an inspiration for us all. However, most cities still dump or burn about 60% of their waste.

    It’s time that we show them that zero waste is achievable, and the steps we cant take to make it happen – together.

    Our goal for the next few months is to make an inspiring video to showcase our proven zero waste model and share it with hundreds of cities to convince them to go zero waste. Our goal is to raise €5,000 by January 31st to make this vision a reality.

    If you donate just €5, 15, or 25, we can begin our important work engaging hundreds of cities across Europe.

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  • #0c4da2 Raised €4,724 towards the €5,000 target.

If you have any queries or issues, please email us at or call at +32 49 355 3779
If you would prefer to donate via bank transfer, our bank details are:
Account name: Zero Waste Europe
Bank name and address: Banque Triodos / Rue Haute 139/3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Account number: BE51 5230 8079 0062
Swift code:TRIOBEBB


  1. Network of European Zero Waste Municipalities
  2. Municipal waste statistics
  3. Zero Waste case studies