Zero Waste Europe

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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.5 Fte (10)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

8

High-level Commission meetings

27

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Zero Waste Europe   (ZWE)

    EU Transparency Register

    47806848200-34 First registered on 29 Feb 2012

    Goals / Remit

    Zero Waste Europe (ZWE) is the European network of communities, local leaders, experts, and change agents working towards the prevention and elimination of waste in our society. We advocate for sustainable systems; for the redesign of our relationship with resources; and for a global shift towards environmental justice, accelerating a just transition towards zero waste for the benefit of people and the planet.

    ZWE is participating in the international organisation Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA).

    Main EU files targeted

    Our work at the EU level focuses on making the bridge between zero waste practices at the local level and its transposition to EU wide legislation. We foster the transition to a zero waste Europe by creating the enabling conditions in terms of policy; regulations; financial drivers; implementing zero waste solutions on the ground; and organising and mobilising other groups inside and outside the organisation, initiating coalitions to further promote our narrative.

    ZWE is involved in the transposition of waste directives, including waste package (waste framework directive, the Landfill directive, ecodesign) and single-use plastics legislation (such as the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the Sustainable Products initiative) but also product, energy and toxics & health policies (FCM regulation, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability). ZWE is also working on climate policies such as EU 2050 climate strategy, Renewable Energy Directive, EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomies. ZWE works on other issues as a member of the international network GAIA but these activities don't fall under the register.

    Address

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

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    10

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%5
    50%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    7.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    8 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 27 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Janek Vahk 06 Feb 2024 05 Feb 2025
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 27 Jan 2024 24 Jan 2025
    Ms Ioana POPESCU 24 Oct 2023 23 Oct 2024
    Ms Justine Maillot 21 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2024
    Ms Raphaelle CATTÉ 19 Sep 2023 24 Feb 2024
    Ms Aline Maigret 06 Sep 2023 05 Sep 2024
    Ms Theresa MÖRSEN 13 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Ms Dorota NAPIERSKA 13 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Ms Lauriane VEILLARD 12 May 2023 10 May 2024
    Mr Joan Marc SIMON 14 Feb 2023 15 Feb 2024
    Mr Janek Vahk 19 Jan 2023 19 Jan 2024
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 30 Jun 2022 30 Jun 2023
    Ms Emily BEST 22 Jun 2022 21 Jan 2023
    Ms Theresa MÖRSEN 04 Jun 2022 13 May 2023
    Ms Lauriane VEILLARD 26 May 2022 12 May 2023
    Ms Dorota NAPIERSKA 25 May 2022 13 May 2023
    Mr Janek Vahk 06 Feb 2020 06 Feb 2021
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 04 Feb 2020 04 Feb 2021
    Mr Pierre CONDAMINE 29 Jan 2020 29 Jan 2021
    Ms Justine Maillot 08 Aug 2019 08 Aug 2020
    Mr Janek Vahk 02 Feb 2019 06 Feb 2020
    Ms Larissa COPELLO DE SOUZA 14 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2019
    Ms Roberta Arbinolo 14 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2019
    Mr Pierre CONDAMINE 14 Nov 2018 14 Nov 2019
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 22 Jun 2018 14 Nov 2018
    Ms Ariadna JANARIZ RODRIGO 24 Feb 2018 11 Oct 2018
    Mr Janek Vahk 09 Feb 2018 06 Feb 2019
    Ms Delphine Lévi Alvarès 27 Apr 2017 26 Apr 2018
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 25 Apr 2017 20 Apr 2018
    Mr Janek Vahk 02 Feb 2017 01 Feb 2018
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 05 May 2016 26 Apr 2017
    Ms Delphine Lévi Alvarès 06 Apr 2016 05 Apr 2017
    Mr Ferran Rosa Gaspar 20 May 2015 05 May 2016

    Complementary Information

    In 2023 we had 10 staff working on EU policy (including colleagues part of coalitions such as Break Free From Plastic Europe and Rethink Plastic Alliance). Overall the ZWE only staff includes a total of 23 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

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    ZWE is part of:
    - GAIA international: https://www.no-burn.org/who-we-are/
    - ECOS: https://ecostandard.org/member/zero-waste-europe/
    - ZWIA: https://zwia.org/zero-waste-organizations/
    - IPEN: https://ipen.org/

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    3,847,000€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Donations, EU funding, Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution LIFE programme 450,000€
    Contribution MAVA Foundation pour la Nature 320,000€
    Contribution Plastic Solutions Fund 231,900€
    Contribution GAIA 19,000€
    Contribution Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation (KGJF) 261,000€
    Contribution Adessium Foundation 100,000€
    Contribution European Climate Foundation (ECF) 33,000€
    Contribution Break Free From Plastic 150,000€
    Contribution Other foundation grants (summed together) 290,000€
    Contribution Membership fees 10,100€
    Contribution Study tours 12,615€
    Grant LIFE Programme 450,000€

    Other financial info

    Zero Waste Europe's income also comes from Donations (2 449.81€), Membership fees (10 100€), Event participation incl. speaker fees (4 122.46€), events organized by ZWE (study tours 12 615€).

    More info on our funding here: https://zerowasteeurope.eu/about/our-funding/
    The audited financial statements for 2023 will become available starting April 2024.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A

    Communication activities

    2023 presented our Communications Team with a multitude of challenges and opportunities. Despite navigating significant shifts in the digital sphere and grappling with the polarisation of audiences, we are proud to announce that we achieved the majority of our key performance indicators (KPIs) for the year.

    In 2023, ZWE released:
    - 9 reports (Beyond Circular Fashion, The True Toxic Toll, Reimagining the Waste Framework Directive)
    - 4 policy briefings (Mixed Waste Sorting to meet the EU's Circular Economy Objectives, Food Packaging: safety first, A Zero Waste Vision for Fashion)
    - 32 blog posts
    - 29 press releases
    - 3 factsheets
    - 5 policy papers (Reinventing glass, Policy recommendations for viable reuse packaging systems, etc.)

    In 2023 we continued to publish one issue of the ZWE newsletter and one issue of the ZWC newsletter per month, with the exception of August due to the default holiday break month in Brussels and most of Europe. Continuing the revamp of 2022, our templates ensure our newsletters are shorter in length and easier to digest in content.
    ZWE newsletters archive: https://zerowasteeurope.eu/resources/newsletter/

    Impact was also reached through our major campaigns: Q1 - Textiles (Beyond Circular Fashion), Q2-Q3-Q4 - Packaging reuse. The Q1 campaign focused on textiles, in line with our efforts to relaunch our activities on sustainable textile business models. For the remainder of the year, and recognising the significance of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) negotiations and of the Global Plastics Treaty (GPT) negotiations for the future of the circular economy and zero waste, our campaign efforts focused on packaging reuse efforts.
    Part of our movement-building pillar, the ZWE Changemakers campaign has been bringing our members and their national/local achievements closer to our audiences. As an extension, we initiated the #MeetThe Team campaign, where the focus is to highlight the behind doors work done by our team.

    In 2023 we had 2,193 press mentions (a 27% increase from 2022 [472 more mentions]), we have also increased our qualitative media outreach by being featured in several worldwide- and nationally-read titles (in addition to our usual regular presence in pan-EU media) including:
    BBC radio, New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Le Monde, Marca, Daily Mail, Medium, Yahoo, La Nazione, Euronews, Delfi, Suddeutsche Zeitung, ANSA, Clarin, NDR, Norddeustcher Rundfunk, Der Standard, News18, Huffington Post, RTBF, Italy24, La Vanguardia, Adnkronos.

    During 2023 we hosted 8 webinars on several key ZWE working topics - from circular fashion, safe food packaging to bio-waste collection. More info here: https://zerowasteeurope.eu/resources/events/

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    27 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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 02 May 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular economy and plastics, in particular proposal for the Packaging and packaging Waste Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy and non-toxic plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Feb 2022 Location Videoconference
      Subject Circular economy and non-toxic plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Feb 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Delivering on circular economy and moving to reuse solutions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Jan 2022 Location virtual
      Subject To discuss opportunities for a swift and effective transition to reuse and practical steps to achieve it, as well as EU initiatives on packaging and sustainable products.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      • Virginijus Sinkevičius (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Dec 2021 Location Bruxelles
      Subject VTC meeting on Circular economy and non-toxic plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Ralf Kuhne (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Dec 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy and promotion of reuse
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Feb 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy and single use plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Feb 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy and single use plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 17 Nov 2020 Location video-call
      Subject circular plastics economy and single-use plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Aug 2020 Location VC
      Subject Circular economy, reuse and single-use plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 16 Jun 2020 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject European Green Deal, new circular economy action plan and the circular plastics economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on sustainability and plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Oct 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject discussion on Plastics Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 05 Oct 2018 Location Brussels, BERL
      Subject discussion on the implementation of the Plastic Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Jul 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject misalignment between JASPERS-financed projects in some central/eastern Europe MS and COM policy orientations in the waste management
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 May 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Plastics Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Apr 2018 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Single use plastic
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject discussion on single-use plastics legislation
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 30 Jan 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange of views regarding strategy on plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on EU Plastics Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Attending
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 Oct 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Plastic strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy Package, international and european cooperation
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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