Skopje goes ZERO WASTE! - reuse, reduce and recycle

“Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of products, packaging and materials without burning, and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health ”

– Definition of Zero Waste as adopted by the Zero Waste International Alliance


People constantly try to reduce their costs, optimize their day-to-day and go “smart” with the waste, “Zero Waste” is becoming a trend and creating the buzz across Europe and beyond.

The RISE project selected 137 young entrepreneurs gathered in 46 teams coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia to develop their social business ideas. Through a series of workshops, mobility programs and financial support, young people will have a chance to learn, grow, develop their businesses and at the same time help solve problems of their local communities.


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Five concepts of Zero Waste:

  1. REFUSE - Know how to say No to whatever is not essential

  2. REDUCE - adopt minimalist tendencies

  3. REUSE - give items a second life

  4. RECYCLE - prioritize recyclable packaging

  5. ROT - compose all organic waste


Marija and Dejan are passionate environmentalists, which project " Skopje goes ZeroWaste " was selected as one of the social business ideas from the region! They are aiming at opening the very first zero waste shop in Skopje, which would send little to nothing to the landfill. The shop will sell reusable containers and products in packages that the customers bring and the goal is to move from linear to circular economy. The activities will inspire all of us to make positive changes by reducing what we need, reusing as much as we can and recycling the rest!

Make positive changes!

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