About Us

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Our 
Story

In 2015, our founder, Alizée CCM, started a research project on the Circular Economy and how it was applied in the fashion industry and the trends and solutions for the future.

After countless reports, interviews, research, and a series of synchronicities she saw the opportunity to start a business in this field. 

Throughout the first 6 years, we grew to a team of 8 people and even more, volunteers to bring sustainability training, team buildings, and consulting projects to over thirty establishments. 

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Let’s Work Together

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Our 
Vision
& Mission

OUR VISION

 

Works towards a circular economy supporting the three P’s – people, planet, and profit.

We are devoted to contributing to a sustainable future and to continuous environmental improvement.

 

OUR MISSION

 

Provide solutions to the environmental crisis that benefits the planet, people's health, well-being, and corporates’ image and reputation.

We believe in the power of communities and that we all have the means to improve the world at our individual level, contribute to our environment, and to a better future.

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The People Who Made This Possible

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Alizée Ccm

Alizée’s background is deeply rooted in sustainability and the circular economy.

Passionate about the outdoors and connecting with people, Alizée drives a lot of energy and compassion from the world around her. Change is her constant. She’s an optimist, a creative soul, a hard-worker, sometimes stubborn.

Founder & CEO

Alizée Ccm

Founder & CEO

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Eva Garcia

Eva has over 15 years of wide experience in international companies working in Marketing and Communication.

Passionate about communications and new trends, working for a better and sustainable world is her hobby. She's goal-oriented and make things happen, passionate, creative, hard-worker, enthusiastic and optimistic.

Marketing & Communications

Eva Garcia

Marketing & Communications

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Soraya K.

Citizen of the world, Soraya wants to be part of the transformational journey towards a more sustainable future.

To enable that, she joined the impactful Zer’0Waste Shanghai company and currently undergoes an MBA in circular Economy designed by EllenMacArthurFoundation and Bradford University.

Consultant

Soraya Kadra

Consultant

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Joyce

Growing up in China but with a Western education, Joyce has struggled to navigate the gaps between Western and Eastern thought, especially amidst the Green Movement. Joyce is also a firm supporter of animal and nature’s rights, a pescatarian, and a striving zero waste-r. She is thrilled by the growing awareness of sustainability and veganism in China, and is eager to find (and create!) more eco-friendly options in Shanghai!

Content Writer

Joyce

Content Writer

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Paula Cuenca

Argentinian born Paula Cuenca is an artist, a facilitator, passionate about nature and about sharing experiences to reconnect with each other. 

She has 10 years of corporate experience working in different industries. She had helped companies to developed new products and close international deals.

Training & Workshops

Paula Cuenca

Training Coordinator

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Chengye

100% Made in China, my name is pronounced as follows “Chinayeah”. I won’t complain at all.

Returning from studies in France, I’ve been working in digital marketing, business analysis & entrepreneurship (chou-shop.com). I try to contribute to the green world with the power of knowledge and words.

Content Writer & Translator

Chengye

Content Writer & Translator

What is "Zero Waste"?

Zero Waste is a global movement where people try to reduce the waste they produce by changing their lifestyle. 

A lifestyle that aims to take a step back from the capitalist and consumer-driven society we live in, with new products entering the market every day that are supposedly there to make us happier, or more fulfilled. 

 

No we are not (all) living in the woods or caves, going back to the stone age and making our own bread and growing our own food (although that would be pretty awesome ...). 

 

At Zero Waste Shanghai we live in one of the biggest cities in China, a city to be known for it's materialistic society and feel, a concrete jungle until the eye can see, and high levels of air pollution making it sometimes necessary to leave the house with a mask. 

 

BUT... some of us find creative ways to reduce our waste and find a lifestyle that allows us to take a step back and value things that truly makes us happy: moments with friends, travel, home cooked food,  interaction with the locals, and more!

Zero Waste means that you send very little waste to landfill, to incineration, to the ocean. The best way to do this is simply by reducing the waste you "acquire" in the first place, which means reducing it before even recycling it. 

An easy way to do this on a daily basis is to follow the 5R's: 

 

Refuse: refuse everything you don't need. This especially applies to "free" things, single-use plastics,  junk mail, etc. It's important to say no, because by accepting and buying these things, we simply keep creating a demand for more... 

Reduce: reduce your belongings in general ... How many pairs of shoes do you really need? Do you need that extra kitchen utensil, even though you already have something similar that would do the same job. Basically, declutter your home. 

Reuse: reuse as much as you can. You know that glass container that used to hold some kimchi or jam? Keep it and reuse it to store your bulk purchases after. Same goes for your clothes, be creative on how you wear your clothes, dress them up and down using different accessories. 

Recycle: recycling comes at the end, because recycling is NOT the solution. Once waste has been reduced and there's some waste left, then we can consider recycling it. But the entire point, is to REDUCE first !

Rot: so much food waste is being thrown out every day. It's one of the most ridiculous problems of this planet. If you have food left overs, and you don't want to eat it anymore, at least consider giving it to a homeless person or a food bank. 

If you have veggies and fruit leftovers, you can throw it in your compost bin. We have a tutorial on how to make one for your home if you live in the city. (click here