By switching to a zero waste strategy, municipalities can immediately begin reducing the costs of their waste management. The Zero Waste Cities savings calculator has been designed by our member Ekologi brez meja to help you visualise and understand the benefits that adopting zero waste policies can bring to your local area.
All is required is that you input some simple information regarding your city or town’s population and the ambition of its current plans to go zero waste, as well as key data on current waste generation and management levels, including costs, within your municipality. The calculator will then automatically showcase the potential cost savings for your municipality, providing a real life comparison example with cities in Europe. The results will not only provide you with approximate cost savings but importantly it will also showcase the potential decrease in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions that a switch to zero waste policies would result in for your municipality. By committing to become zero waste, municipalities are not only showcasing their leadership and willingness to tackle the existential threat that climate change poses, but they are also helping to empower their community, with extra money and job generation remaining within the local area.