ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

Founded in 2020 in Chamonix we are a group of people striving to achieve a zero waste future and encouraging others join the journey.

Our Vision

Our vision is a world 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.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and facilitate a zero waste way of life by individuals and businesses, promoting recycling and reuse and reducing the amount of waste produced in daily life. We will do this by building a community of engaged individuals, sharing information and managing projects.

  • Organising events and promoting practical zero waste projects
  • Sharing information to educate and engage businesses
  • Putting platforms in place to faciltate sharing of goods to improve reuse
  • Supporting and working with local service providers to reduce waste
Alongside our work to reduce waste in the community, we will investigate waste issues affecting the Alps more widely, in particular waste issues associated with high levels of tourism and outdoors industries including skiing, alpinism, cycling, mountain biking, trail running, and hiking, and we will work to reduce the impact of the waste produced by these activities.

Meet the Committee

Alison Pritchard

Alison Pritchard

After many years of managing IT teams and projects, Ali decided to put her organisational and management skills to environmentally good use and established Zéro Déchet Mont Blanc. Driven by a passion for nature, and a long-term hatred of waste, she is determined to bring about some positive change. Ali’s philosophy is engagement and support, working with local businesses and service providers to make sustainable changes which will have a positive impact on the valley and the wider environment.
Raluca Ana

Raluca Ana

Raluca is a seasoned freelance translator, specializing in medical, technical, IT and outdoor industry translations. She is also passionate with nature, has lived in New Zealand for 8 years. The ‘treasure island‘ lifestyle has offered her a great insight on why it is so important to act on protecting nature, with hands-on results. So, she has joined our association to spread the word and help getting people to work together towards the same goal. Keep our home planet alive and enjoy its beauties and wonders every day, with every breath.
Rachel Bradley

Rachel Bradley

Rachel Bradley is a biological scientist and author of the Conscious Conservationist – a platform aimed at promoting simple ideas and concepts that protect and improve the natural world.

Rachel relocated from New Zealand to London and then to Chamonix, coming full circle back to nature. She has worked with various conservation charities over the past 15 years and believes even small changes can make a big difference.

Yana Daneva

Yana Daneva

Yana is an International development consultant with experience in project management, research and stakeholder relations for global health, gender and sustainable development. Yana has been part of organisations such as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria where she worked on thematic evaluations and health systems, GENDRO where she has been working on gender equity in global health research and most recently, Medicines for Malaria Venture where she is coordinating the P. Vivax Malaria program. She has also done extensive research on transnational public private partnerships for the environment and private engagement in global environmental governance.
Sue Roberts

Sue Roberts

Sue is a marketing and communications professional who first became interested in all things waste when working with a waste and recycling client in the UK. Her background in marketing and public relations includes working on complex public consultation programmes, media engagement as well as business to business and business to consumer campaigns across industries as varied as construction, technology, financial services, legal services and tourism. Now living in Chamonix, she brings her wealth of public and media relations, marketing and business development experience to the Association.
Hermione Taylor

Hermione Taylor

Hermione Taylor is founder of Do Nation, an online platform designed to help people to form healthy, environmentally friendly habits. Through Do Nation, she’s worked with hundreds of organisations, ranging from Nando’s to WWF, helping them to engage their audiences in sustainable living. Her love of the outdoors bought her to Chamonix, where she is eager to help encourage more positive environmental action amongst this community which depends so greatly on nature’s bounty.

Our Publications

Our Statuts define the goals of the Association and describe how it is managed on a day-to-day basis

Our Development Strategy tells you more about our ambitions and describes the goals and plans we have put in place in order to work towards achieving these