ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável
Ismael Casotti Rienda
Current location of work
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.
Certified Zero Waste Ambassador
Do you have the Zero Waste Ambassador Certificate, issued by the "BEZWA" project?
Certified Zero Waste Trainer
Do you have the Zero Waste Trainer Certificate, issued by the "BEZWA" project?
Zero Waste Mentor
Are you already or will be a mentor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?
Zero Waste Auditor
Are you already or will be an auditor to municipalities for the Zero Waste Cities Certification, hosted by MiZA?
Municipalities/Territories worked with before:
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
Knowledge of specific pieces of EU legislation:
Fields of Expertise
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?
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