Zero Waste Europe

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Lobbying Costs

500,000€ - 599,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6 Fte (7)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Zero Waste Europe   (ZWE)

    EU Transparency Register

    47806848200-34 First registered on 29 Feb 2012

    Goals / Remit

    ZWE is an European independent initiative bringing together organisations and municipalities committed to work to eliminate waste in Europe. ZWE is participating in the international organisation Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).

    Main EU files targeted

    ZWE is involved in the transposition of waste directives, including waste package (waste framework directive, landfill directive, ecodesign) and single-use plastics legislation but also product, energy and toxics & health policies. ZWE is also working on climate policies such as EU 2050 climate strategy, Renewable Energy Directive, EU ETS, and Sustainable Finance. ZWE works on other issues as a member of the international network GAIA but these activities don't fall under the register.

    In the area of environmental policy, one the most successful was the campaign launched around the revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation that led to a prohibition on EU waste exports outside of the OECD. The Plastic Waste Trade Manifesto was launched in April 2021 and was supported by 36 MEPs and 89 civil society organisations around the world. The manifesto was handed-over to the Commissioner for Environment on the 29th of September 2021 during an action in front of the European Commission and the Council of the European Union.

    In the area of climate policy, one of the most successful activities was to get the ENVI committee rapporteur on the EU-ETS to propose the inclusion of municipal waste incineraters in the EU ETS. The success was largely due to two factors: research on the benefits of the inclusion by a prestigious research institute - CE Delft and the mobilisation of key industries.


    Head Office
    Delftlaan 189
    Haarlem 2023LG
    EU Office
    Rue du Commerce 31
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    5 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 03 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 30 Jun 2022 29 Jun 2023
    Ms Emily BEST 22 Jun 2022 21 Jun 2023
    Ms Theresa MÖRSEN 04 Jun 2022 02 Jun 2023
    Ms Lauriane VEILLARD 26 May 2022 25 May 2023
    Ms Dorota NAPIERSKA 25 May 2022 24 May 2023
    Mr Janek Vahk 06 Feb 2020 05 Feb 2021
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 04 Feb 2020 03 Feb 2021
    Mr Pierre CONDAMINE 29 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2021
    Ms Justine Maillot 08 Aug 2019 07 Aug 2020
    Mr Janek Vahk 02 Feb 2019 29 Feb 2020
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 14 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2019
    Ms Roberta Arbinolo 14 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2019
    Mr Pierre CONDAMINE 14 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2019
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 22 Jun 2018 21 Jun 2019
    Ms Ariadna JANARIZ RODRIGO 24 Feb 2018 22 Feb 2019
    Mr Janek Vahk 09 Feb 2018 05 Feb 2019
    Ms Delphine Lévi Alvarès 27 Apr 2017 25 Apr 2018
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 25 Apr 2017 19 Apr 2018
    Mr Janek Vahk 02 Feb 2017 31 Jan 2018
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 05 May 2016 03 May 2017
    Ms Delphine Lévi Alvarès 06 Apr 2016 04 Apr 2017
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 20 May 2015 18 May 2016

    Complementary Information

    In 2021 we had 7 staff working on EU policy. Overall the staff includes a total of 25 employees.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    ZWE is part of:
    - GAIA international:
    - ECOS:
    - ZWIA:

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant LIFE Programme 344,897€
    Grant ERA20 76,740€
    Grant Interreg Europe 75,285€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    500,000€ - 599,999€

    Other financial info

    Zero Waste Europe's income also comes from Foundation Grants (1 653 099€), Membership Fees (8 930€), Donations (5 072€), other Activities (14 969€ - trainings, workshops, lectures)

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    26 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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