Waste Management Best Practices

Waste management is a global problem. Every year, approximately 2 billion tonnes of waste are dumped all over the planet and end up in landfill sites or scattered across the ocean. What can cities do with the tonnes of waste produced every day in order to protect the environment and secure a better quality of life for everyone?

This blogpost will explore the remarkable strategies employed by different EU countries and the United Kingdom. From innovative recycling initiatives to community-driven circular economy projects, each practice is a valuable source of inspiration for communities, businesses, and organizations worldwide.

The best waste management practices featured in the booklet include:

  • Ireland – food waste platform
  • France – food waste legislation
  • England – 25 year environmental plan
  • Across the EU – food donation and zero waste shops

Through these examples, we hope to inspire you to learn. Each practice offers a unique perspective on waste management, showcasing that change can emerge from diverse backgrounds and contexts.

Table outlining the new measures to reduce waste across Europe (source: EEB)

In recognizing the critical role of waste management, we must stand together to demand real solutions and hold those responsible accountable. Let’s raise our voices to push for effective policies and sustainable practices from our governments and institutions.
Together, we can build a powerful movement that demands transparency, tangible actions, and measurable progress towards a waste-free future. By actively engaging with decision-makers and advocating for responsible waste management practices, we can ensure that our environment is protected, cherished, and preserved for future generations.

Find the best practises booklet here!