The Zero Waste International Alliance has recognized nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and businesses across the globe as leaders working towards zero waste.
If you feel that your entity belongs on this list submit the form at the bottom of the page.
- Slums Going Green and Clean – Kenya
- KWMN and Waste Movement – Korea
- Mother Earth Foundation – Philippines
- Health Environment and Climate Action Foundation – Nepal
- National University of Medical Sciences – Pakistan
- Zero Waste France – France
- Zero Waste Italy – Italy
- Bath and North East Somerset Council – United Kingdom
- Community Recycling Network for Scotland (CNRS) – United Kingdom
- Zero Waste Scotland – United Kingdom
- Zero Waste Europe – Zero Waste Europe
- Green Line Albania – Albania
- Zero Waste Austria – Austria
- Centre for Environmental Solutions – Belarus
- Za Zemiata – Bulgaria
- Zelena Akcija – Croatia
- Friends of the Earth Cyprus – Cyprus
- Friends of the Earth Czech Republic – Czech Republic
- Zero Waste Kiel – Germany
- Voice Ireland – Zero Waste Cashel – Ireland
- Žiedinė Ekonomika – Lithuania
- Both Ends – Netherlands
- Polskie Stowarzyszenie Zero Waste – Poland
- ZERO – Portugal
- Zero Waste Slovenia – Slovenia
- Amigos de la Tierra – Spain
- Retorna – Spain
- Zero Waste Switzerland – Switzerland
- UKWiN – United Kingdom
- Zero Waste City-Region – United Kingdom
- Instituto Lixo Zero Portugal – Portugal
- Canberra ACT Waste Management Strategy – Australia
- Environmental Interpretations – Australia
- Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, Australia – Australia
- Ministry for the Enviroment – New Zealand
- WasteMINZ – New Zealand
- Zero Waste New Zealand Trust – New Zealand
- Zero Waste Canada – Canada
- Zero Waste USA – United States
- Recycling Council of British Columbia – Canada
- Container Recycling Institute – United States
- Eco-Cycle – United States
- Global Anti Incineration Alliance (GAIA) – United States
- Health Care Without Harm – United States
- Institute for Local Self-Reliance – United States
- Maui Recycling Service – United States
- Northern California Recycling Association – United States
- Resources for the Future – United States
- The Bottle Bill Resource Guide – United States
- ZERI Institute – United States
- Zero Waste Alliance – United States
- Zero Waste America – United States
- Zero Waste Maui – United States
- Zero Waste San Diego – United States
- Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda – United States
- Fundación Héroes del Medio Ambiente, Inc. – Dominican Republic
- Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board – United States
- Race to Zero Waste – United States
- Zero Waste Costa Rica – Costa Rica
- Zero Waste Youth International Meetings – Brazil
- Zero Waste Brazil ( Instituto Lixo Zero Brasil ) – Brazil
- Alianza Basura Cero Uruguay – Uruguay
- Alianza Basura Cero Chile – Chile
- Basura Cero Global – Colombia
- Fundación Ecologista Verde – Argentina
Join the List…
There are two types of affiliates: organizational and national. Learn how to become an Organizational Affiliate below. Learn about National Affiliates here.
To become an Organization Affiliate of Zero Waste International Alliance a Zero Waste organization must:
- Be a properly constituted organization that is registered in some verifiable way with an organization in the country of origin that can be searched and checked for confirmation of the detail presented.
- Have a Board of Directors or a management committee drawn from the community and transparently answerable to it.
- The organization concerned must have published objectives that align with those of ZWIA and must at the least be opposed to any form of landfilling mixed waste or energy recovery from the combustion of mixed wastes. If it has a Zero Waste title its literature must refer to the ZWIA definition of Zero Waste as posted on the ZWIA website and revised as ZWIA revises it.
- The organization concerned should notify ZWIA by email when publishing literature or carrying out major campaigns so that details can be posted to the ZWIA website and support therefore garnered from Zero Waste colleagues throughout the world.
- Applications for Organizational Affiliates are approved by the ZWIA Board.
- ZWIA Organizational Affiliates can raise and spend money for ZWIA activities and act as fiduciaries for ZWIA programs within their countries.
- ZWIA Organizational Affiliates can defend the Zero Waste brand and ZWIA logo within their area of jurisdiction.
Organizational Affiliates are encouraged to participate in the ZWIA Global Calls to share information about what is happening with ZWIA and with Zero Waste around the world as follows: Global Call in English on the third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. pacific time Global Call in Spanish on the third Friday of the month at 12 p.m. pacific time To receive an invitation to the call, please sign up through our google group or contact us here.