Individual professional

Valentine Cancel

valentine@zerowastefrance.org

Experience

2-5 years

Home city/town

Angoulême

Current location of work

Tours / Paris

Country

France

Languages spoken

French (Native), English (Fluent)

A 2014 graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Valentine is the coordinator of the network of local zero waste groups in France. As such, she is in charge of the engagement and coordination of citizens' actions in favour of a zero waste society throughout the country.

Zero Waste Ambassador Course

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

No

Zero Waste Trainer Course

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

Yes

Zero Waste Mentor

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

No

Zero Waste Trainer

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

Yes

Municipalities/Territories worked with before:

Municipalities over the French territory

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:

Single-Use Plastics Directive 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?

Good knowledge of sobriety and degrowth, agroecology and sustainable farming systems
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