Waste to Zero

The Global Initiative for
Waste Decarbonization

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Waste to Zero

The Global Initiative for
Waste Decarbonization

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Introducing Waste to Zero: The Global Initiative for Waste Decarbonization. With waste generation projected to increase by 50% by 2050, the need to address waste management environmental impact is paramount. Emissions from the sector are estimated to contribute to at least 3% of world GHG emissions, and represent to ecosystem degradation, resource scarcity and public health risks. Launched in the context of the Year of Sustainability, Waste to Zero aims to formalize waste management practices and engage stakeholders worldwide to decarbonize the sector, unlock economic opportunities, and contribute to global climate change mitigation efforts.

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Transforming Waste Management Practices

With over 50% of solid waste produced being disposed of or burned illegally every year, the world is creating a long-term environmental liability. Enhancing industry practices will generate economic, social and environmental benefits worldwide.


Mitigating Environmental Impacts of the Sector

As the first global initiative to address waste management, Waste to Zero sets a precedent to align the sector with the Paris Agreement. It catalyzes a coordinated shift to decarbonized operations to curb CO2 and methane emissions, achieving a reduction potential of 1.8 GtCO2-eq as per the last IPCC report.

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Unlocking the Potential of Circularity

Transitioning from "waste to circular resource management" is our ambition. By doing so, our economies and natural ecosystems will sustain their development, and unlock the potential for massive investment into new business models and jobs creation.

Why join the Waste to Zero?

As a global coalition, Waste to Zero welcomes all institutions, from both
the public and private sectors, to join the Initiative in order to:

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Implement net zero targets through action on Scope 1 to 3 emissions

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Invest in decarbonized waste management investment cases

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Attract and access to international investment

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Build credibility and visibility around your commitments

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Access the largest network of committed institutions

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Deliver impact through data and technologies

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will contribute directly to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN) and the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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By 2025, Waste to Zero is commited to deliver on three main milestones:

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Get involved!

To contribute to Waste to Zero, interested institutions are invited to register online. Once registered, institutions will receive supplementary information and documents ahead of COP28, facilitating collaboration towards Waste to Zero's goals

Latest News and Updates

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Middle East & North Africa Climate Week 2023

We are thrilled to announce the collaboration of the Saudi Investment Recycling Company (SIRC) and BEEAH Group with our #WasteToZero initiative. Their endorsement during the #MENAClimateWeek panel amplifies the importance of our mission in the Middle East. The Middle East, with its rich heritage and vibrant future, holds tremendous....

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Tadweer & MOCCAE Sign MoU to launch Waste to Zero Initiative

Tadweer and the Ministry of Climate Change & Environment MoCCaE UAE are proud to announce the launch of the 'Waste to Zero', The Global Initiative for waste decarbonization in line with the Year of Sustainability. As we approach COP28, we continue to lead in global climate action. Join us in paving the way for a brighter, greener future for all!

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An Introduction to Waste to Zero, the global initiative for waste decarbonization

What is #WasteToZero and why are we launching it now! Did you know the waste management sector is responsible for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions? But this is more than just a problem: is an opportunity to find a solution. Which is why we are happy to launch the #WasteToZero Initiative, the first voluntary coalition around best practices of waste....