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Close all the loops

We have to take care of our earth and together we have to move upwards from the bottom of the waste hierarchy.

Becoming sustainable means that there is no place and future for more landfills as the graveyard and incineration, with the remaining bottom ash, as the crematorium of the linear economy.

“The Earth does not belong to man; man belongs to Earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”
– Chief Seattle
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Zero Waste International Alliance

This is also the goal of the Zero Waste International Alliance. “Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

This is also the goal of GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives), a worldwide alliance of more than 650 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration.

Video: 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Ceremony: acceptance speech Rossano Ercolini

“Zero Waste is not about waste.
Zero Waste is education.”
– Rossano Ercolini
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Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.” (source: Wikipedia.org)

In a real circular economy we have to close all the loops. Recycling of materials as a key factor for the high-quality use and circulation of organic and technical nutrients.

We have to accelerate the transition to a real circular economy as is also mentioned by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.


Clean earth video’s

Change the way you think – WWF

We live on a finite planet and sometimes our impact on it is greater than we realize.


The Circular Economy – World Economic Forum

Video from the World Economic Forum about the circular economy.


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