Zero Waste Montenegro
Our mission is to revolutionize waste management in Montenegro through the principles of zero waste and circular economy. Our goals include promoting resource efficiency, amplifying environmental education, and supporting institutions and businesses to implement the best zero-waste practices.
We envision a future where waste is no longer a burden but a resource. By fostering a culture of responsibility and environmental consciousness, we aim to establish Montenegro as a true ecological leader, setting an example for individuals, institutions, and businesses.
Our vision and mission are part of the global ecological transition, acting under environmental justice and with respect for human rights, especially for the most vulnerable members of society and generations to come.
Zero Waste Montenegro was established in 2016 with the objective to dedicate itself to one of the largest environmental issues in Montenegro: waste mismanagement. With the support of passionate volunteers, the organization initiated the first coalition of NGOs working together to raise awareness on littering and single-use plastic pollution in Montenegro: Cleanupmontenegro.me. Zero Waste Montenegro has grown since and its team of full and part-time employees, volunteers and freelancers, led by a multi-disciplinary Steering Committee, are now working on impactful projects with municipalities, citizen groups, (inter)national organizations, ministries and businesses on their ZW journey.
Legal status: Since November 2016, ZWMNE is registered as a non-governmental organization under the number 8388 in the registry of non-government organizations with the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro.