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PRESS RELEASE: Single-use plastics pollution: where does Europe stand?

July 1, 2021

New reports show achievements and failures of governments across Europe and highlight growing initiatives to address the challenge Brussels, 01 July 2021 Today, the Rethink Plastic alliance and the Break Free From Plastic movement released two reports, an assessment of policy measures adopted by EU countries to phase out single-use plastic and a catalogue of […]

BEZWA project working on full speed

June 15, 2021

Our BEZWA project (Building European Zero Waste Academy), which started at the end of last year, is moving towards its most exciting phase – live training events in Slovenia and Belgium in September. Due to well-known virus we have moved our Zero Waste Ambassador training from June to beginning of September, but we are still […]

New book: Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me

June 3, 2021

The book about plastic for people aged 12 and over Specifically developed and designed for a young international audience, the digital book “Unpacked! Plastic, Waste, & Me” answers 70 questions about plastic in colorful infographics and six true stories. Book designer and author Gesine Grotrian and a team of experts from the Heinrich Böll Foundation together with an advisory […]

Zero Waste Ambassadors in Africa – building connections over difficulties

March 29, 2021

This year we kicked off our training programs a bit different. Despite the physical distance, network and language barriers, the participants felt that the connections made between people were one of the greatest assets of the training. In February and March we held a 4-week online training course “Zero Waste Ambassadors” for community leaders in […]

Call for European Zero Waste Ambassadors and Trainers

March 29, 2021

We have opened  applications for two exciting training opportunities – for Zero Waste Ambassadors and Zero Waste Trainers – deadline for both is April 19th (possible to apply for both)! Apply here to be a Zero Waste Ambassador! Apply here to be a Zero Waste Trainer! Despite ambitious EU legislation in place, progress towards zero […]

Digitalisation and waste management

March 15, 2021

Circular economy, AI and technological innovation are terms that are used more and more these days. Not the least when talking about fighting waste pollution. In February 2021 The European Environment Agency (EEA) put together a briefing of a report about digitalisation and waste management that gives an overview of the main pros and cons of […]

Sign the #We Choose Reuse commitment

February 15, 2021

In order to make reuse the new normal, we together with organisations all around Europe are collecting signatures. Make sure to give yours! SIGN THE COMMITMENT Oh, and by the way, did you already sign the commitment?  SIGN HERE

The waste and the management of resources in Iran

February 9, 2021

Iran is a country with a culture to baffle and history to amaze. However, in terms of waste management, they are a country similar to so many others in the world.  Inspired by the call to be a speaker at the 15th International Conference on Green Management in Iran focusing on women and sustainable development […]

Circular economy in Africa

January 28, 2021

The rest of the world has a lot to learn from Africa’s approach to circularity, not to teach it, or nor import ready-made solutions. If the circular economy is more about a mindset than complex technical solutions, it’s likely that many African countries, with indigenous and ingenious approaches to keeping scarce materials in circulation, are […]

Online Training Course “Zero Waste Ambassadors” for community leaders in Africa

January 12, 2021

February 18th, 24th, March 3rd and 9th, 2021 Capacity building for sustainable waste management based on the principles of Keep It Clean Plan  Application deadline January 28. APPLY HERE This training course is for change agents who are ready to take the first step towards transforming their communities into waste free. We are looking for […]