Zero Waste Network

For over 20 years in Aotearoa New Zealand, a small group of people have upheld a deeply transformative vision: A zero waste world, where all materials are valued and nothing is wasted.

In 2003 in Aotearoa New Zealand, a national network called the Community Recycling Network was formed, which in 2017 was renamed the Zero Waste Network. Since 2006 the Community Enterprise Network Trust (CENT) has provided the legal entity for the network. These pages share the story of this network and what is being learned from it, since the seeds of its creation in the late 1980s.