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Call for submissions for your Zero Waste best practices and success stories

  • Published on February 14, 2024

Share your innovative practices and success stories to celebrate International Day for Zero Waste and inspire change, deadline for submissions: 22nd February 2024.

The International Day for Zero Waste, observed annually on 30 March, serves as a pivotal moment to underscore the significance of zero waste practices and to celebrate and disseminate impactful ideas aimed at creating a world without waste. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Zero Waste are eager to hear about your innovative waste management initiatives, best practices, and success stories that can raise awareness and inspire action towards achieving zero waste.

Zero waste represents a fundamental shift in our approach to consumption and production, aiming to achieve responsible practices and accelerate the transition to a circular economy. This approach fosters inclusive and sustainable waste management strategies that minimize and prevent waste generation. To attain zero waste, collaboration among all stakeholders is essential, including national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, communities, women, and youth.

Now in its second year, the International Day for Zero Waste was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly during its seventy-seventh session, with a resolution unanimously adopted and put forward by Türkiye with 105 other countries, highlighting the global recognition of the importance of addressing waste management issues.

The resolution called upon the United Nations Environment Programme and UN-Habitat to facilitate the observance of the Zero Waste Day. As part of these efforts, the One Planet Network has established a dedicated knowledge hub, bringing together practical and inspiring ideas for effecting change. This year, we are building on those efforts in partnership with the UN Environment Programme and UN Habitat by celebrating and showcasing success stories and good practices which inspire action.


Calling for Your Zero Waste Good Practices!


Zero-waste initiatives can foster sound waste management and minimize and prevent waste, helping to address the triple planetary crisis, protect the environment, enhance food security and improve human health and well-being.  


We are reaching out to organizations and institutions, which are at the forefront of innovative waste management practices. Your experiences and insights can significantly contribute to the global mission of advocating for local and national zero waste initiatives.  


The Advisory Board on Zero Waste welcomes submissions from all organisations and institutions etc. with noteworthy practices that have been widely recognized as effective in achieving positive zero waste outcomes.


Why Share Your Story?


By sharing your zero waste initiatives, you contribute to a global movement, amplifying awareness and inspiring action.  


Cased studies and good practices will be prominently featured on the One Planet Network website, linked to the Advisory Board’s dedicated webpage, and highlighted, amongst others by the Advisory Board members, at high-level events, especially International Day of Zero Waste on 30 March 2024. 


Your valuable contribution can make a real difference in shaping a sustainable future for all. The UN SG’s Advisory Board on Zero Waste is excited to showcase your impactful practices and collectively work towards a zero waste world. 


For more information and the criteria, visit the One Planet Network website and submit your exemplary practice here!


Don’t have a story, but planning to celebrate Zero Waste Day?


UNEP and UN-Habitat invite Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, international and regional organizations, civil society, and all stakeholders to join in observing the International Day of Zero Waste in the run up to and on 30 March 2024, including by organizing activities, events and announcing new commitments and initiatives towards achieving zero waste. 


You can register activities or events through this link to get them featured on the official Zero Waste Day celebration website.

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