Learn - Zero Waste Cities

Best Practices

Learn from the frontrunners how a city can move towards zero waste

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The Story of Newport

Wales/United Kingdom

The story of Newport shows that when separate collection systems prioritise quality over just quantity, and invest heavily in meaningfully engaging with the community, world-leading results can be achieved.

START

3%

Recycling rate

NOW

66%

Recycling rate

The story of Munich

Germany

From 2016 thanks to its reuse hub, Halle 2, the city of Munich managed to reuse or repair 1,000 tonnes of items each year

START

51,877 euro

Monthly income of Halle 2 in 2016

NOW

56,756 euro

Monthly income of Halle 2 in 2019

The Map

Here you can find the cities and municipalities across Europe currently committed to go zero waste. Once our members have verified the commitment of a municipality, a pin will be added to the map. Discover the cities that have chosen to follow a zero waste path on our map.

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The Masterplan

The Zero Waste Masterplan is the pioneering knowledge platform created by Zero Waste Europe and its members to support the further development of the zero waste model on a local level and turn circular economy in reality in Europe. Whether you are already “in-office”, preparing a campaign or building a movement, the Zero Waste Masterplan offers the building blocks that can truly help solidify you programme: providing you with the tools needed to implement a sustainable waste management, waste prevention activities, repair and reuse strategies and an overview on Zero Waste Business models.

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