ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável

Paulo Lucas

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2-5 years

Home city/town


Current location of work




Languages spoken

Portuguese (Native), English (Intermediate)

Paulo is currently working as a senior collaborator in the waste area (Zero Waste Cities project), as well as in agriculture, forest and nature conservation. He is also a member of the Board of ZERO - Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável, having in the past conceived and coordinated several projects related to nature conservation and urban waste, including projects with the support of the European Union LIFE program and EEA Grants. Between 1997 and 2012, Paulo worked on graphic design and implemented an ecotourism project related to dinosaur footprints in the Sierra de Aire (near Fátima). He holds a degree in Documentary Cinema from the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar and has been an environmental activist for over 30 years, having also participated in many environmental training courses over the years.

Certified Zero Waste Ambassador

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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:

Alpiarça, Portugal Almeirim, Portugal Benavente, Portugal Cartaxo, Portugal Coruche, Portugal Salvaterra de Magos , 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

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


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