The Board

The members of the board are not paid for their services to Zero Waste Europe. However they do get expenses reimbursed.

Rossano Ercolini, President of the Board

Rossano is a primary school teacher, and passionate Zero Waste leader. He has more than 20 years experience in the waste field and is a leading name of the zero waste movement in Italy. As a result of his efforts his home-town Capannori was the first European city to declare the goal of zero waste by 2020. He has helped the Zero Waste movement grow beyond the Italian borders into what is now the Zero Waste Europe movement. In 2013 Rossano was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, considered the “Green Nobel Prize” for his contributions to the Zero Waste movement in Italy.

Flore Berlingen, Secretary

Huub Scheele, Treasurer

Elena Rastei, Board Member

Victor Mitjans, Board Member


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee ensures the technical consistency and feasibility of our policies and gives advice to the Board. The Committee is composed of renowned experts in the field of waste management.

Enzo Favoino, Chair of Scientific Committee

Enzo is a technical expert and researcher at the Scuola Agraria del Parco di Monza, and has decades of experience of separate waste collection, recycling, composting and prevention. Enzo is an expert in EU waste legislation and is highly knowledgeable in the field of European policy-making. He is one of the founders of the European Compost Network, and the coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Zero Waste Research Centre in Italy.