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Zero Waste Europe

Identification number in the register: 47806848200-34
Registration date: 29/02/2012 11:09:18

The information on this entity was last modified on: 31/08/2015 11:22:13
The date of the last annual update was: 07/04/2015 11:21:17
Next update due latest on: 07/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Zero Waste Europe


Dutch Foundation

    Section of registration

III - Non-governmental organisations

Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

    Contact details

Nieuwe Keizersgracht 45
Amsterdam 1018 VC

(+32) 486832576

1 Rue de la Pepiniere
Brussels B-1000

(+32) 25030481

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Joan Marc Simon


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Joan Marc Simon


    Goals / remit

ZWE is an European independent initiative bringing together organisations and municipalities committed to work to eliminate waste in Europe. ZWE is participating in the international organisation Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

ZWE is involved in the revision of the Circular Economy package, including waste package (waste framework directive, landfill directive, ecodesign, etc) but also product, energy and toxics & health policies.
ZWE is also working on climate policies in the field of the internationals COPs, notably the coming COP in Paris as well as sustainable development goals.
ZWE works on other issues as member of the international network GAIA but these activities don't fall under the register.

In 2014, ZWE published 4 case studies with the best practices of municipalities in the field of waste management and intends to publish 4 more in the course of 2015.
ZWE also organised an international conference in Paris in February 2014 and an event in Brussels in March 2015 to present the best practices of San Francisco and Contarina -Treviso region in northern Italy-.
ZWE coordinates the network of European Zero Waste municipalities bringing together more than 300 towns. In September 2014 Ljubljana was the first EU capital to declare the zero waste goal which was used as a policy tool to show the commitment necessary to advance in the field of waste management.
ZWE also organises trainings for policy-makers, activists and waste experts on management of organic waste such as the one organised in Gipuzkoa in October 2014.
Every year ZWE organises the international plastic bag free day on July 3 with 100s of events taking place aroudn the globe.
ZWE also publishes a monthly newsletter and at least 4 blog posts per month.







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 5   50%: 2  



In 2014 ZWE has had two FTEs -not counting external help in fundraising, financial management-, in 2015 ZWE has hired 5 extra people. Currently ZWE has 6 FTEs.
These 5 FTEs work to implement all the actions of the organisation. The FTE to implement EU work add up to 3,4 FTEs.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Ferran ROSA GASPAR 20/05/2015 18/05/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Taxation

    Membership and affiliation



ZWE is part of GAIA international and ZWIA.

    Financial data

01/2014  -  02/2014

10,000 € - 24,999 €

144,579 €


No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

144,579 €

19,543 €

4,695 €

35,586 €

75,000 €

6,155 €

3,600 €

The organisation got EU funding for 2015

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.