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Actions in 2019

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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.

This years’ edition will take place from 16 to 24 November 2019.

Registrations are now closed.

EWWR Awards

The best actions will be rewarded at our awards ceremony, which will take place in May/June 2020.
There is an award dedicated to each category of action: Public Administrations, Associations, Businesses, Educational Establishment and Citizens. And we even have an European Special Prize!

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EWWR 2019 to focus on waste education and communication

EWWR 2019 to focus on waste education and communication

Having access to reliable information about the impact of consumption and waste generation on the environment is an essential precursor to changing one’s behaviour and daily habits surrounding these issues. For EWWR 2019, we challenge participants to educate themselves and others about waste and to put that knowledge into practice by changing their daily consumption habits in order to reduce their waste. Our theme for this year is Waste education and communication and we’ll be rallying support under the slogan Change your ways, Reduce your waste. Please use #EWWR2019 and #ReduceYourWaste to spread the word on social media.

Learn more about this year’s theme and consult our ideas for activities and thematic materials on the designated page on the EWWR website.

You can also explore the themes of our previous editions 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 2018 Awards Ceremony!

Find out more on the EWWR Awards!

Best Practice of the Month

Best practice of the month

Read about our winner for the month of November 2019!

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