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Empowering Our Communities To Redesign

The Zero Waste Municipality

  •  What defines a “Zero Waste Municipality” is the firm and verifiable COMMITMENT to move towards Zero Waste and the RESULTS that it will deliver in the next years.
  •  “Zero Waste is more a journey than a destination”

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Zero Waste Europe brings together and represents the European municipalities that have openly committed to the goal of continuously reducing waste generation and improving waste separate collection and hence redesigning the relationship between people and waste.

The network of European municipalities towards Zero Waste comprises frontrunners in the field of waste resource and management such as the best performing entity in Europe, the Contarina district in Italian region of Veneto. However the aim of ZWE is not only to give visibility to best performers but also to facilitate and recognise the commitment of those municipalities who, albeit maybe currently throwing unsatisfactory results, are firmly committed to consistently advance towards Zero Waste.

To visit the network of European Zero Waste municipalities, learn the conditions to become one and also to compare how do they perform in comparison with other European towns go to:

Study tours

Zero Waste Europe organises study tours for elected officials and local administrators to meet their local counterparts to share experiences and learn from each other.

Our next study tour will happen on October 4th – 6th, a study tour in Italian and French in Sardinia. The island developed a waste management strategy that makes it a frontrunner in Europe.

Join us on our next study tour in Sardinia in October 2017!

Past study tours