Zero Waste Lab

Manon Jourdan

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2-5 years

Home city/town


Current location of work




Languages spoken

French (Native), Portuguese (Fluent), English (Fluent), German (Intermediate), Italian (Beginner)

With two master's degrees in Political Science and Local Sustainable Development, Manon develops and manages zero waste local and national projects for the Zero Waste Lab Association based in Lisbon. She is currently conducting research on waste prevention actions at the municipal level and co-production dynamics between local authorities and civil society organizations in this area.

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:

Lisbon, Portugal Cascais, Portugal Porto, Portugal Evora, Portugal

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:

Waste Framework Directive Biodegradable waste Packaging Directive Circular Economy Action Plan

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?

Master in Local Sustainable Development Master in Political Science and European policies

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