Oct 2012

Zero Waste Youth Convergence

More than 200 Youth leaders issued a Zero Waste Youth Manifesto with several demands, including the celebration or a Zero Waste Month

May 5, 2014

Presidential Proclamation (Philippines)

Then Philippine President Aquino, responding to the Zero Waste Youth Manifesto, issued Presidential Proclamation 760, declaring January as Zero Waste Month in the Philippines

January 2015

First Zero Waste Month

The first Zero Waste Month was celebrated through different events locally in the Philippines

November 2019

Zero Waste Month as a Movement Peak

In a global meeting of the Break Free From Plastic Movement, it was agreed to “internationalize” Zero Waste Month, and celebrate it as a movement peak

January 2021

First Regional Zero Waste Month (Virtual)

The first regional Zero Waste Month was successfully organized in January 2021. Given the lockdowns and travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, it was celebrated virtually

January 2023

First International Zero Waste Month

This January 2023 is the first attempt to celebrate Zero Waste Month as a truly global event