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Institute for Zero Waste in Africa (South Africa, Cape Town)

Mandla Recycling (South Africa, Cape Town)

Solid Waste Management – Keepin Zambia Clean (Zambia)

Sweepnet (Morocco, Marrkech)

Zero Waste Hout Bay (South Africa)

Zero Waste in Asia

Cedar Environmental (Beirut, Lebanon)

Daily Dump: Compost at Home (India, Bangalore)

Live Debris (Burma and Thailand)

Samdrup Jonkhar Initiative – Zero Waste Bhutan (Bhutan)

Sustainable Development Policy Institute for Pakistan (Islamabad, Pakistan)

SWACH: A Higher Level of Self-Reliance (India)

Thanal (India)

Zero Waste Act (Beirut, Lebanon)

Zero Waste Agency Nepal (Nepal)

Zero Waste Clean Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka)

Zero Waste Lebanon (Lebanon)

Zero Waste Malaysia (Malaysia)

Zero Waste MENA (Gaza Strip, Palestine)

Zero Waste Singapore (Singapore)

zerowastesg (Singapore)

Zero Waste in Europe

Avfall Sverige (Sweden)

Bath and North East Somerset Council (Bath, England)

Caroline Banks: The 1 Minute Blog of Interesting Stuff (UK)

Centro di Ricerca Rifiuti Zero (Italy)

Compostory (Malmo, Sweden)

Cork Harbour Alliance for Safe Environment (Ireland)


Environmental Services Association (London, England)

Every Can Counts (UK)

Gaiaeducation (Morayshire, Scotland)

Green Alliance UK (London, UK)

HUMUSZ (Budapest, Hungary)

LetsRecycle (England and Wales)

Love Food Hate Waste (UK)

Northampton Waste Management (Northampton, England)

One Planet Living (Surrey, England)

Recycling Office – City of Gothenburg (Sweden)

Straight Ltd (UK)

The Good Tribe (Sweden)

UK Without Incineration Network (UK)

UNEP – Green Economy Initiative (Geneva, Switzerland)


Zero Waste Europe (Europe)

Zero Waste Future (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Zero Waste Mann (Isle of Mann, Iceland)

Zero Waste Montenegro (Montenegro)

Zero Waste Romania (Romania)

Zero Waste Scotland (Scotland)

ZWAlliance (Presteigne, Wales)

Zero Waste in North America

Arkansas Recycling Coalition (Arkansas, USA)

Alabama Recycling Coalition (Alabama, USA)

Arizona Recycling Coalition (Arizona, USA)

Arizona State University – Zero Waste (Tempe, Arizona, USA)

As You Sow (North America)

Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (Wisconsin, USA)

Attempting Zero Waste Lifestyle in a Military Household (USA)

BioCycle (USA)

Buffalo Recycling Alliance (Buffalo, New York, USA)

Burbank Green Alliance (Burbank, California, USA)

Cal Recycle (California, USA)

California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) (California, USA)

California Product Stewardship Council (California, USA)

California Resource Recovery Association (California, USA)

Californians Against Waste (California, USA)

Carolina Recycling Association (North and South Carolina, USA)

Central Kootenay Regional District (Nelson, British Columbia, Canada)

Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance (Austin, Texas, USA)

Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District (Central Vermont, USA)

City of Austin (Austin, Texas, USA)

City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission (Berkeley, California, USA)

City of Fresno (Fresno, California, USA)

City of Oakland (Oakland, California, USA)

City of San Jose (San Jose, California, USA)

Colorado Association for Recycling (Colorado, USA)

Compostable Organics Out of Landfills by 2012 (USA)

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (Connecticut, USA)

Connecticut Recyclers Coalition (Connecticut, USA)

County of Hawai’i Department of Environmental Management (Honolulu, Hawaii, USA)

CU Environmental Center (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Don’t Waste LA (Los Angeles, California, USA)

Eco Partners (Carmel, Indiana, USA)

Eco-Cycle (Boulder, Colorado, USA)

Elemental Impact (USA)

Environmental Working Group (USA)

Eureka Recycling (Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

Delaware Solid Waste Authority (Delaware, USA)

Georgia Recycling Coalition (Georgia, USA)

HELP International – Health, Education, and Livelihood Project International (Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Idaho Solid Waste Association (Idaho, USA)

Illinois Recycling Association (Illinois, USA)

Incinerator Free (Midwest, USA)

Indiana Recycling Coalition (Indiana, USA)

Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) (Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington DC, USA)

Iowa Recycles Association (Iowa, USA)

Kansas Recycles (Kansas, USA)

Kentucky Recyclers Association (Kentucky, USA) 

Louisiana Solid Waste Association (Louisiana, USA)

Maine Resource Recovery Association (Maine, USA)

Maryland Recycling Network (Maryland, USA)

MassRecycle (Massachusetts, USA)

Michigan Recycling Coalition (Michigan, USA)

Mississippi Recycling Coalition (Mississippi, USA)

Missouri Recycling Coalition (Missouri, USA)

MEET IDEAS Global Exchange (Nicaragua)

Multi Material BC (British Columbia, Canada)

Nebraska State Recycling Association (Nebraska, USA)

Net Zero Waste (Fort Hood, Texas, USA)

Nevada Recycles (Nevada, USA)

New Jersey Association of Recyclers (New Jersey, USA)

New Mexico Recycling Coalition (New Mexico, USA)

New Paltz “Zero Waste Initiative Program” (New Paltz, New York, USA)

New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling (New York, USA)

North Dakota Solid Waste and Recycling Association (North Dakota, USA)

Northeast Recycling Council (Northeastern USA)

Northern California Recycling Association (Northern California, USA)

Northern Environmental Center (Alaska, USA)

Ohio Association of Recyclers (Ohio, USA)

Oklahoma Recycling Association (Oklahoma, USA)

Oregon Recyclers Association (Oregon, USA)

Pittsburgh Zero Waste (Pennsylvania, USA)

Plastic Pollution Coalition (USA)

Portland State University (Portland, Oregon, USA)

Product Stewardship Institute (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, USA)

Ramase Lajan (New York City, NY, USA)

Recology (West Coast USA)

Recycle Florida Today (Florida, USA)

Recycle Hawaii (Hawaii, USA)

Recycle Minnesota (Minnesota, USA)

Recycle Montana (Montana, USA)

RecycleSmart (Canada)

Recycling Council of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada)

Recycling Reinvented (USA)

Rethink Recycling (Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA)

Reuse Alliance (USA)

Reuse Institute (USA)

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Rhode Island, USA)

Rural Action (Appalachian Ohio, USA)

SF Environment (San Francisco, California, USA)

Simcoe County Zero Waste Coalition (Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada)

Sound Resource Management Group, Inc. (Olympia, Washington, USA)

South Dakota Solid Waste Association (South Dakota, USA)

Southwest Network for Zero Waste (Austin, Texas, USA)

StopWaste (Alameda County, California, USA)

Sustainable Bainbridge (Washington, USA)

Sustainable Cities (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

Takeout Without (USA)

Tennessee Recycling Coalition (Tennessee, USA)

Texas Campaign for the Environment (Texas, USA)

The Center for a New American Dream (USA)

The Recycling Partnership (USA)

The Story of Stuff Project (USA)

Toronto Environmental Alliance (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Troy Zero Waste (Troy, Michigan, USA)

University of California at Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

Utah Recycling Alliance (Utah, USA)

Urban Ore (Berkeley, California, USA)

US Composting Council (USA)

US Zero Waste Business Council (USA)

Virginia Recycling Association (Virginia, USA)

Washington State Recycling Association (Washington, USA)

Waste Not Recycling (Colorado, USA)

Waste Nothing (Canada)

Waste Ventures (Fremont, California, USA)

Waste Watching (Northwest USA)

Wastebusters (USA)

WasteCap Nebraska (Nebraska, USA)

WasteCap Resource Solutions (Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Wasted Food (USA)

WasteZero (USA)

West Virginia Recyclers Association (West Virginia, USA)

Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling Association (Wyoming, USA)

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA)

Zero Landfill: A Program of Beedance (Green, Ohio, USA)

Zero Waste America (USA)

Zero Waste Associates (San Diego and Loomis, California, USA)

Zero Waste Brain Trust (California, USA)

Zero Waste Campaign Maui (Hawaii, USA)

Zero Waste Canada (Gibsons Landing, British Columbia, Canada)

Zero Waste Communities of San Bernardino (San Bernardino County, California, USA)

Zero Waste Detroit (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Zero Waste Humboldt (Humboldt County, California, USA)

Zero Waste McMinnville (McMinnville, Oregon, USA)

Zero Waste NEO (Northeast Ohio, USA)

Zero Waste Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Zero Waste San Diego (San Diego, California, USA)

Zero Waste Seattle (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Zero Waste Sooke (Sooke, British Columbia, Canada)

Zero Waste Washington (Seattle, Washington, USA)

Zero Waste Zones (Washington, DC, USA)

Zero Waste in Oceania

Boomerang Alliance (New South Wales, Australia)

Community Recycling Network (Aotearoa, New Zealand)

Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre (Terrey Hills, New South Wales)

Waste Authority (Perth, Western Australia)

WasteMINZ (Rosedale Auckland, New Zealand)

Zero Waste New Zealand Trust (Auckland, New Zealand)

Zero Waste SA (South Australia)

Zero Waste in South America

Bogota Humana (Bogota, Colombia)

DiGA (Santiago, Chile)

Temas Actuales LLC (South America)

Zero Waste Youth (Florianopolis, Brazil)

 Global Zero Waste

Electronics Takeback Coalition

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Friends of the Earth

Future 500

Global Alliance of Waste Pickers

Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance

Global Product Stewardship Council

How We Make Stuff

Let’s Do It! World

Planet Green

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition

Sustainable Brands

The Clean Bin Project

Think Progress

We Hate to Waste


Women’s Voices for the Earth

Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives (ZERI)

Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA)


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