Every country today is battling the danger of everincreasing waste that is the byproduct of our lifestyles. Exaggerated consumerism, “the style” of the western world, leads to waste overload of the environment, overexploitaton of natural resources, social inequality, less social responsible society and worsening mental health of individuals. These problems are more and more recognized by political decision-makers, which is shown in the direction of the states’ policies. European strategy 2020, which is also the basis for goals of Erasmus+ programme, is based on sustainable development, that leads to stable economy, social inclusion and respect of the european biodiversity. The solving of environment ( and society) pollution does not solely lie on largescale changes (e.g. industry). Households, according to researches, contribute to more than half of all the waste. With lifestyle changes we can contribute to waste reduction and consequently affect the industry by changing our habits as consumers. One of such concepts, that we can apply in our own households with the intention of living a “greener” life, is ZERO WASTE. The name itself tells that the goal is to achieve zero waste. With lifestyle changes and society habits it wishes to mimic sustainable natural cycles. That means someone’s waste is always another one’s raw material. For achieving this it follows the implementation of Rs – ways of dealing with products for achieving zero waste, described by the words beginning with letter r. The most important are reduce, reuse, refuse and recycle. By following theses steps we encourage cycling of the materials, opening of new “green” workplaces, encouraging inovations, respecting ecosystems, reducing dependence on import of goods and inclusion of citizens in the process of making a better Europe. With youth exchange “Let’s waste no more” we wanted by learning and implementing the ZERO WASTE concept in our households to lower our waste production. At the same time we wanted to stop wasting our environment, natural resources and money (=let’s waste no more our environment/natural resources/money). GOALS of the youth exchange were: – execution of ZERO WASTE workshop, – analysis of possibilities of using our own bags and packaging while shopping in shops in our local environment, – gather all information about ZERO WASTE in a document available to all, – execution of one public event for diseminating the knowledge of ZERO WASTE concept, – 21 Youthpasses. In this youth exchange there were 4 partners. With the intention of gathering different processes of waste disposal and household views, we have chosen organizations from different parts of EU and one partner country. Every national group, except one, had 5 participants : 1 youth leader and 4 youths aged 20 to 29. One of partners had a group of young people with fewer opportunities, that will require the support of an additional youth worker. At the end 2 young people and 2 youth workers participated in the youth exchange. Total number of participants was therefore be 21. ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGIES that were used: – getting to know each other, teambuilding (icebreakers, getting to know games, energisers), national evening (presentations, food, dances), – ZERO WASTE workshop (discussions, presentations, work in groups), – view examples of successful practices (presentations, questions, discussions) combined with a trip to main city Ljubljana, – making of e-brochure (group work), – questionnaire and presentation of the results (questionnairies, discussions, teamwork), – execution of final events (teamwork). Achieved RESULTS were successfull executions of workshop activities, questionnaire and end analysis of using our own packaging in shops and presenting it to them, e-brochure in all languages of the exchange, public events for dissemination of knowledge about ZERO WASTE and youth exchange, making of 21 youthpasses. EFFECT of the youth exchange was primarily on its participants, where by getting to know ZERO WASTE concept and its application to households has strengthen their key competences. Organizations were able to transfer the knowledge of less waste to their own environment. They also gained new experiences in the field of international projects. Local youth was subjected to international experience and topic, that lead their life in the future, both professionally and privately. Wider community could with the help of result-dissemination get to know the need for sustainable development and how can they contribute themselves. LONGTERM EFFECTS of this project are shown by mastering the ZERO WASTE concept as a part of our everyday life by participants, partner organizations and local community. With this we contributed to “greener” lifestyle on individual and organisaional level, therefore following the goals of sustainable development as are depicted in European strategy 2020.