Zero Waste Lab is a non-profit association, born in Portugal in 2017, from the THNK Creative Leadership Program and the motivation to create a Hub and a Laboratory that collaborate, in order to mobilize society towards behavior transformation in the creation and management of waste, actively involving people in researching and testing new ways to intervene on waste, accessible to all.
We believe that each of us can make a difference in the transition to a waste-free future. How can we be proud of the legacy we leave for future generations? Let's unite our creativity and make a commitment! The life cycle of materials can change if we all act now and assume our part of the shared responsibility.
First step: understand the system and project the vision!
Nowadays we are encouraged to consume, produce waste and pay someone to clean it. Although waste creates jobs, the current system does not add value to our future, as the life cycle of materials is ineffective on many levels: materials are downgraded, water is wasted and contaminated, the air is being polluted. We want to contribute to the creation of a system that paves the way for a future where there is no waste and where all life can prosper. Can you envision it?
Second step: make a commitment and change!
Good practices are flourishing - from reduced plastic consumption, to circular economy projects - what matters is to act according to our conscience and implement change as best we can in our daily life, both personal and professionally. Then, continue to raise the goals, with courage and pride for the achievements. Most likely, we will inspire so many others along the way, leading by good example.
Third step: join a zero waste network!
More and more networks are emerging - some focus on organizations, others on individuals, others on legislation. Find a network aligned with your values, and join it today. It is essential that we unite our creative minds, our motivated hearts and our hardworking hands to drive change. And always remember that it is not about winning a battle, but about creating a future together where life can manifest itself in all its beauty, for many generations. “When life wins, there are no losers!”