France has recently joined Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), an initiative advocating efficient use of resources and waste reduction. Zero Waste France was launched at the beginning of February and aims to introduce the concept of zero waste to the French public and promote waste prevention through eco-design, responsible consumption and re-use. Read more…
ZWE is an independent initiative that supports collaboration between organisations and municipalities to minimise waste in Europe. Although European zero waste groups have been operating since 2011, 2014 is the first official year of operations for ZWE. The organisation is also participating in the international organisation Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives and Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance (GAIA) and the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).
Zero Waste France was launched at this year’s ZWE annual meeting in Paris. Over 400 people attended the launch event and representatives of zero waste groups from 15 European countries participated in the ZWE meeting. The event included presentations, discussions and an exhibition featuring various non-governmental organisations, entrepreneurs, local environmental groups and relevant associations.
Zero Waste France will be led by the National Centre for Independent Information on Waste (CNIID) in France, a non-profit association specialising in environmental protection that focuses mainly on municipal solid waste issues.
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