Zero Waste Europe


Stichting Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is an umbrella organisation empowering communities to rethink their relationship with resources. It brings together local Zero Waste groups and municipalities present in 20 EU countries. Currently, ZWE is the only pan-European organization specializing in waste issues from prevention to disposal and from local to European levels.

As a key component of our work, we bring together and represent European municipalities (currently 361) that have openly committed to the goal of continuously reducing waste generation and improving waste separate collection. The network of European municipalities towards Zero Waste comprises frontrunners in the field as well as cities with strong commitments that are in the early stages of moving toward zero waste.

ZWE also educates and mobilizes practitioners, ordinary citizens, and government officials; provides training and study tour opportunities; undertakes research; and engages in regional policy advocacy. We have offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK.