Starting scenarios to become a Zero Waste City


Adopting and implementing a local zero waste strategy allows municipalities to save resources, create jobs and concretely go down the path of circularity. However, the diversity of situations in Europe does not allow for each city to follow general guidelines and, depending on where they’re already at, the priority policies needed to achieve zero waste differ regularly.

Therefore, these publications are part of a series of scenarios written by Zero Waste Europe to give guidance to specific contexts commonly found across Europe. We do not aim to be comprehensive, nor to define a specific context precisely matching one municipality. Instead, we want to identify just some of the realities we see municipalities face on a daily basis and provide adapted paths towards becoming zero waste.


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