Ambassadors

With the help of the Ambassadors who are active members and volunteers, the association helps people learn about the zero waste lifestyle in the different regions of Switzerland. The Ambassador raises awareness, inspires people and helps them to change their habits and to reduce waste in general. Connecting interested parties, sharing ideas and best practices for a zero waste society, and supporting ZeroWaste Switzerland projects at regional level are also a key part of their priorities.

Martina

Martina

Ambassador – Zurich
Being passionate about local food, it’s important to Martina to support the small shops in her region. Shopping locally led her to discover her local Zero Waste Café and shop, Foifi, in Zurich. This discovery introduced her to ZeroWaste Switzerland, something that she immediately knew she wanted to be a part of. Protection of nature...
Marjorie

Marjorie

Ambassador – La Chaux-de-Fonds / Canton Neuchâtel
Her awareness was raised following the birth of her children. Indeed, in a desire to protect them and leave them a planet rich in fauna and flora, Marjorie has found in the zero waste lifestyle principles that reflect this desire. Consuming less, adopting a minimalist lifestyle, reducing waste, selecting local actors, were obvious choices. So...
Isabelle

Isabelle

Projectmanager – Neuchâtel
Passionate about hiking and nature since ever, her commitment to environmental protection has grown in recent years. She began by preferring organic food and natural cosmetics in her home. Subsequently, aware of the many micropollutants used in our daily lives, she decided to make some of her own cosmetics and cleaning products. The purchase of...
Julia

Julia

Ambassador – Lausanne
She entered the Zero Waste world through the door of… cosmetics! A pure city dweller, it was first the desire to change her way of consuming that led her to make her own beauty products, then her household products. Later she discovered minimalism, the pleasure of surrounding herself with the essential, thus leading her to...
Theodora

Theodora

Ambassador – Zurich
Respect for nature and the avoidance of plastic have long been an issue for Theodora. How she can do this through simple changes in her daily life became clear to her when she visited the exhibition ‘The Plastic Garbage Project’ in the Museum of Design and became aware of the Zero Waste movement. Bea Johnson...
Tamara Lang

Tamara Lang

Workshop Trainer - Zurich / Ostschweiz
As a spiritual person, Tamara always thought of herself as mindful and environmentally aware, until one day she learned the terrifying truth about farm animals and the products produced from them, as well as the devastating effects of factory farming on our planet and health. She was deeply shocked, immediately became a vegan, and from...
Sophie

Sophie

Ambassador – Morges
Sophie became aware of the problems surrounding waste and of the zero waste lifestyle during her various travels. Contact with other cultures and different ways of living brought a new perspective on the individual versus global levels of consumption. She quickly learnt to make her own cosmetics, even lived no-shampoo for a while before coming...
Franziska

Franziska

Ambassador - Region Walensee, St.Gallen, Eastern Switzerland
Already since early on in her life Franziska enjoyed going shopping for her mum on her bike with her own backpack. As she grew and started travelling the world she was annoyed by the many plastic bags on her travels. As an adult, she wanted to develop herself personally, professionally and creatively and to produce...
Nelson

Nelson

Ambassador- Jura
After reading the books of Bea Johnson and the «famille presque zéro déchet», the life coach and social worker, has become a more aware and committed person. Married with two kids, he buys organic and local goods in bulk. He cares for our planet and is involved in the sustainable development of his region. The...
Lara

Lara

Ambassador – Morges / Vallée-de-Joux
A fan of cooking and yoga, she discovered the Zero Waste lifestyle by working in various bulk stores during her studies. Very quickly, she became aware of the environmental challenges and her power to act as a consumer. For her, wanting to reduce her waste is an opportunity to make her contribution to the preservation...
Stéphanie

Stéphanie

Ambassador – Bulle (Fribourg)
The Zero Waste lifestyle became an evidence in Stephanie’s life at the end of 2016, after different events happened: the need to clear her interior, to put her garbage can on a diet, to open the “Au P’tit  tout” bulk grocery store, reading Bea Johnson’s book, the necessity to get out of the ambient consumer...
Fabrice

Fabrice

Ambassador – Vevey/Montreux
Fabrice left in 2015 for the center of the USA, where it was difficult for him to recycle his waste. That’s when he started taking his reusable packaging with him. Today he is convinced that single-use packaging is a thing of the past, and is committed to promoting reusability and a zero waste philosophy.
Bruna

Bruna

Ambassador – Fribourg
The birth of their baby girl in 2015 was the trigger of their change of lifestyle. Bruna and her husband wanted to change their consumption habits in order to transmit values ​​that are more respectful of nature. They try to consume less and better by applying the principle of the “5 Rs” to reduce their...
Hilde

Hilde

Ambassador - Geneva
Having worked in the humanitarian sector for a decade, Hilde gained knowledge on the complexities of geopolitics and conflict issues over global natural resources. This experience has only augmented awareness of our consumerist behaviours in our own local and daily habitats. Having become a mother increased the desire to be more vigilant in terms of...
Aline

Aline

Ambassador – Zurich
The interest in sustainability issues began with the decision to cut all meat and fish products out of her diet. At first the reason was her empathy for all living beings, later all the associated environmental factors strengthened her decision. Soon, the theme of regional and seasonal products also became a consideration. Through her work,...
Rosanna

Rosanna

Ambassador – Lucerne / Central Switzerland
Rosanna has always been interested in low-impact living and material reuse. As a former recycling-enthusiast, she became interested in zero-waste living after learning more about Circular Economy principles and the value (and logic!) of keeping all materials at their highest value. She is excited about growing a community in Luzern, sharing knowledge and finding creative...
Linda

Linda

Ambassador - Zurich
Linda started to question why we throw away so much garbage after reading a book about plastic waste. She felt terrible that there is no where to go, that isn’t already touched by garbage. Growing up in Norway surrounded by beautiful nature, hiking and fishing, she wanted her kids to be able to do the...
Elly

Elly

Ambassador – Eastern Switzerland
It started at the monthly English book club meet, in the Toggenburg Alps where she lives. She was talking to a friend who had just read the book ‘Zero Waste Home’ by Bea Johnson. The conversation awakened something in her – something that was not new – but an ember that had been burning in...
Samina

Samina

Ambassador – Basel
Having always been aware of the downside of consumerism and modern living, Samina’s zero waste journey kick-started after being introduced to minimalist and natural living whilst travelling and living within different communities around the world. Seeing the benefits of living with less clutter, making things by hand and producing less waste made her eager to...
Nadine

Nadine

Ambassador - Nyon
Her lifegoal has always been to actively preserve the planet where living beings live on. She’s a vegan for several years now and wants to experiment other ways of reducing her carbon footprint on the environment. She discovered a new form of liberty in living the zero-waste lifestyle after reading Bea Johnson’s book. She wants...
Vanessa

Vanessa

Ambassador - Bern
Since the beginning of 2017, Vanessa has been working to avoid waste. This is not always possible. But compared to the past, it’s very little. “Before we started Zero Waste, we used to fill two 35-litre bags a week.” The family did not reduce waste overnight. It took about nine months to convert the household....
Théodora

Théodora

Ambassador – Morges Region
A graduate of chemistry, Théodora has been working almost 9 years in the pharmaceutical industry, moving from company to company and from job to job in search of a company that would match her values and ethics, but above all, she has been searching for meaning. Concerned about our Mother Nature and of what we...
Sybille

Sybille

Ambassador - Nyon
Sybille, through her background in biology, has always been passionate about ecology, sustainable development and nature. She is also very involved in various humanitarian associations. Convinced that it is by exchanging, meeting and sharing that things can change, it is quite naturally that she joined the ZeroWaste Switzerland association, which represents all her values. Sybille...
Marylène

Marylène

Ambassador – North Vaud
Marylène is an honorary Yverdonian who discovered Zero Waste in 2015 thanks to Bea Johnson. She found the idea incredible but super complicated…until the day she heard of ZeroWaste Switzerland and discovered that she had everything she needed around her to push forward on this goal! Alongside her husband, she is learning to question her...
Christelle Urfer

Christelle Urfer

Trainer - Riviera-Chablais / Lausanne / Fribourg
Becoming a mother has completely changed her worldview – avoiding chemicals in the products around us, reducing our consumption to preserve the planet and limit pollution, have become her priorities. This new, simpler way of life has considerably improved her life, and through the workshops, she hopes to be able to help others follow this...
Christine

Christine

Ambassador - Bern
With the Zero Waste Lifestyle Christine has found solutions for herself and her family that are better from an environmental and health point of view, while at the same time supporting local shops and companies rather than multinational corporations. Since the beginning of 2017 she has been trying to produce little or no waste in...
Moni

Moni

Ambssador - Basel
It was her love for nature, plants, and animals and her concern for their protection that was the trigger for Moni to do something about the increasing amount of waste and pollution in the world. In discovering the ZeroWaste movement, she found a group of dedicated people who help and support each other on their...
Flavia Müller

Flavia Müller

Workshop Trainer - Basilea / Bern
During her studies already, she was committed to the environment and used to organize climate strikes. She often spends her holidays helping animal welfare projects and cleaning beaches. She is part of Greenpeace’s “Déconsommateurs”- team and helps developping ideas to reduce waste. Supporting the Zero Waste movement seemed like an obvious choice and so she...
Carole

Carole

On travel - not available
Carole has always been aware of the importance of preserving the planet for ourselves and future generations, but it’s only in the last 2 years that she has fully realised the possibilities available for each of us to act on a daily basis. She is more and more passionate about the solutions that exist and...
Dorinda

Dorinda

Ambassador - Geneva
As a specialist in training and behavior change Dorinda worked 20 years for a large multinational before leaving to dedicate more time to the large environmental challenges the world is facing. After reducing her own household waste by over 90% she became an Ambassador for Zero Waste Switzerland and created a series of 3 Zero...
Quentin

Quentin

Help in Administration and Events
Having discovered the Zero Waste lifestyle through an evening conversation, Quentin joined the Zero Waste Switzerland team for an internship. Convinced of the mission of this association, he is committed with passion, enthusiasm and above all with hope to raise awareness towards a Zero Waste world. He will resume his studies in economics in the...
Laureline

Laureline

Coordinator Events & Regions
Having grown up in the countryside, she has always seen her mother shopping directly from the producer, spending time in the kitchen preparing meals and canned food for the winter and then exchanging tips, clothes and other products with their friends and family. It was therefore obvious for her to pursue this approach, which is...
Joséphine

Joséphine

Ambassador - Lausanne
Her studies in geography and biology at the University of Fribourg first raised her awareness for environmental issues. She later discovered the Zero-Waste-Lifestyle through American blogger Lauren Singer. Well aware of the huge environmental problem that plastic causes, living a waste-free life seemed to be the answer. Since then, she embarked on a Zero-Waste journey,...
Romaine

Romaine

Ambassador - Fribourg
It started with my search to identify and eliminate sugar substitutes, then came a desire to eat more locally and organically produced food, after that I eliminated all chemicals from my cosmetic products … all this led to my interest in Zero Waste. For me Zero Waste is not just about reducing my production of...