City District Council, RERERE Foundation

Natalia Grzymała

[email protected]


2-5 years

Home city/town


Current location of work




Languages spoken

Polish (Native), English (Intermediate), Russian (Intermediate)

Natalia is an activist, city district councillor, and zero waste educator with a focus on increasing the ecological awareness of the local society in the local environment. Working at the local level and adhering to the principle "think globally, act locally", she runs the givebox in the district (the stationary place to swap used items), organises zero waste events (picnics, workshops, trash challenges, debates) and works as a waste segregation instructor for the city's "Education Segregation" program.

Certified Zero Waste Ambassador

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Certified Zero Waste Trainer

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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:

Gdańsk, Poland Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

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?

Participant in the Ecological Women's Academy in 2021, organised by the Rzecz Społeczna Foundation and the Heinrich Boell Foundation

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