Zero Waste Germany

Doris Knickmeyer

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2-5 years

Home city/town


Current location of work




Languages spoken

German (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate)

Doris is a sustainability professional with over six years’ experience in waste prevention. Since June 2022, she has served on the board of Zero Waste Germany. Based in Berlin, she works on the Zero Waste City project of the Zero Waste Verein. Previously she was active in Spain and co-founded the Zero Waste Barcelona Network. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies for Environmental, Economic and Social Sustainability with a specialisation in Urban and Industrial Ecology from the Autonomous University in Barcelona, Spain.

Certified Zero Waste Ambassador

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Certified Zero Waste Trainer

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Zero Waste Mentor

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Zero Waste Auditor

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Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

Berlin, Germany Barcelona, Spain Some Balkan countries

Fields of Expertise



Reuse & repair initiatives

Prevention of food waste / knowledge of food systems

Single-use plastics prevention

Extended Producer Responsibility schemes

The recycling process for key waste streams (paper, plastics, metals)

Organics management and composting

Separate collection of recyclables and residual waste

Economic incentives for waste reduction (e.g. PAYT)

Engaging the community in zero waste initiatives

Residual waste disposal methods

Key waste & circular economy related EU legislation

Fields of Expertise



Digital Communication

Delivering / facilitating short-term workshops (1h-1 day)

Delivering / facilitating long workshops (+1 day)

Public speaking / oral communications

Advocacy & lobbying

Consulting municipalities and/or businesses

Project-based monitoring & evaluation

Other relevant qualifications / certifications?

Trained Environmental Assessor for Festivals (AGF) Research on social factors influencing household waste separation Project management

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