Zero waste Live!

What’s a zero waste city?

8th October 2019 · 2:00 PM (CET)

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Cities and communities today across Europe are at the forefront of change, with local leadership and action driving the transition from a linear to a circular model of resource management. New ambitious European legislation has been enacted that will require local authorities to accelerate progress in the coming years so that prevention and reuse policies are developed, separate collection is widespread, quality recycling is the rule and disposal in landfills and incinerators is phased out.

This webinar will examine:

  • What are the key steps and pillars of a Zero Waste Community? 
  • Where are Zero Waste programmes already being adopted and providing successful? 
  • What are the barriers for Zero Waste programs and how have officials overcome these constraints?


Enzo Favoino

Scientific Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Enzo Favoino is a technical expert and researcher at the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza (Italy) and has decades of experience in the separate waste collection, recycling, composting and prevention. He is an expert in EU waste legislation and is highly knowledgeable in the field of European policy-making. He is one of the founders of the European Compost Network and the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Zero Waste Research Centre in Italy.

Sarah O'Carroll

Network Manager: Institutions, Governments & Cities at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Sarah hold a BSc Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. She is an experienced manager with experience working in the green-circular economy. In particular, she is passionate about job creation and the development of sustainable cities in Africa - cities that are low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Jack McQuibban

Moderator - Cities Programme Coordinator at Zero Waste Europe

Jack has an educational background in international relations having studied at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. For the past 5 years, he has worked for two different NGOs within the international development and sustainability sectors, helping to build movements and communities for change. He has led successful campaigns at the local level within the UK as well as at the global level at institutions such as the United Nations. Jack will be leading our work with municipalities, helping to connect members from across Europe to build and contribute towards the transition of cities towards zero waste strategies.

Webinar features

  • Learn from frontrunners and high level experts without leaving your office
  • Understand how to design and implement successful zero waste programmes at the local level
  • Learn the stories behind the best practices
  • Be one step ahead with key conversations related to zero waste and circular economy strategies
  • Connect with like-minded local stakeholders

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