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Ms. Mariel Vilella


Managing Director


United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

About my work

Being the Managing Director of Zero Waste Europe, Mariel represents the vision and strategy of Zero Waste Europe, as well as manages the ZWE team in collaboration with ZWE members worldwide that are promoting zero waste policies and practices. Previous to this role she was the lead climate policy campaigner with GAIA and today she continues to guide GAIA’s work on zero waste project guidelines for major sources of climate finance, and international energy policy with impacts on the waste sector. She has extensive experience in research, publications development and project management. Mariel has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology by the University of Barcelona, a Masters Degree on Discourse Analysis and Argumentation by the University of Amsterdam, and an Master of Arts in Social Communication Studies by University Pompeu Fabra.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Waste, incl. Chemicals, Energy


Asia / Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America / Caribbean, North America