Actions in 2018

And Counting!

The European Week for Waste Reduction

16-24 November 2019

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The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week.

It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved.

Read the press file for more information about the 2018 edition, or find out about the great actions that were developed by exploring the database.

The next edition will take place from 16 to 24 November 2019.

Thematic Focus 2018

Thematic Focus 2018

Hazardous Waste Prevention: Time to Detox!

The Thematic Focus for 2018 is Hazardous Waste Prevention. It poses a greater risk to our health and our environment when compared to other types of waste. Thus, it is even more important to reduce our consumption of products with hazardous contents as well as make sure that they are properly disposed of. In 2018, it is time to detox and diminish the use of such products in our nearest surroundings such as bathrooms, kitchens, sheds and garages!

Stay tuned since we will develop a number of tools to highlight this topic and to support EWWR Action Developers who will work on implementing actions addressing these issues!

Read about the topics of the previous years here.

3Rs and a clean-up

3Rs and a clean-up

The actions implemented in the EWWR are addressing the “3Rs”: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material. 
The “3Rs” represent the options which should be considered first when elaborating a waste management strategy.

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The EWWR International Conference and Awards 2017!

Find out more about the EWWR Awards!

Best Practice of the Month

Best Practice of the Month

Read about our winner for the month of April 2019!