There's no such place as 'AWAY'

What happens when you throw something away? Away isn't some magical place; it's landfill, an incinerator, the bottom of the ocean, litter or the stomach of an animal. It's always somewhere else...

Be part of the solution and join millions of people around the world by reducing waste through reuse, recycling and repurposing material for a longer life.

What is Zero Waste Week?

Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign raising awareness of the environmental impact of waste and empowering participants to reduce waste.

Launched in 2008, the campaign is conducted almost exclusively online via this website, e-newsletters and social media.

Whilst Zero Waste Week formally runs for one week in September, regular newsletters and fresh blog content is sent out throughout the year. Our friendly online community share practical experiences and suggestions about waste avoidance via social media to keep the discussion and learning process going.

Put yourself on the map!
Our Zero Heroes are joining hands across the world. Sign up today and put YOUR country on the map!
USA, Australia, Ireland, England, Wales, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada. Czech Republic, Denmark, New Zealand, Scotland, Egypt, Ethiopia, Faeroe Islands, Norway, Greece, Gibraltar, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Tunisia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, Austria, Isle of Arran, Isle of Wight, Isle Skye, Isles of Scilly, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Poland, Portugal, France. Mexico.

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