ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável

Ismael Casotti Rienda

ismael.cr4@gmail.com

Experience

0-2 years

Home city/town

Porto

Current location of work

Aveiro

Country

Portugal

Languages spoken

Italian (Native), Spanish (Native), Portuguese (Advanced), English (Advanced), French (Advanced), Catalan (Intermediate), Greek (Intermediate), Czech (Beginner)

I am currently a PhD candidate in Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), but I also enjoy dedicating some time to waste management issues in Portugal within the national NGO ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável. I am currently embracing some new exciting challenges after being recognised as Zero Waste Ambassador by ZWE and MiZA, which allowed me to be part of the launch of the first commitments (accompanied by the respective waste management plans) of Portuguese municipalities.

Zero Waste Ambassador Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Ambassador course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

Yes

Zero Waste Trainer Course

Have you completed the in-person Zero Waste Trainer course organised by the 'BEZWA' project?

No

Zero Waste Mentor

Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

Yes

Zero Waste Trainer

Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?

No

Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

São João da Madeira, Portugal Guimarães, Portugal Vila de Rei, Portugal

Fields of Expertise

Knowledge

Level

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

Knowledge of specific pieces of EU legislation:

Waste Framework Directive

Fields of Expertise

Skills

Level

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?

Erasmus Mundus Joint European Master in Environmental Studies - Cities & Sustainability (JEMES CiSu) Ongoing PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering at University of Aveiro, Portugal
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