The 15th edition of the EWWR gathers over 14,500 actions

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is set to kick off its 15th edition from 18 to 26 November 2023. During this week, 14,522 actions focusing on waste reduction, product reuse and repair, materials recycling, and clean-ups will take place across 29 countries in Europe and beyond.

For more information on the EWWR 2023, please consult our comprehensive Press File.

Fostering awareness: exploring the environmental impact of packaging

The 15th edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction seeks to raise awareness about the strong environmental impact of packaging, promoting a more sustainable consumption and production behavior. The EWWR is focusing on packaging for the second time in its history (the first time was during the 2016 edition). Even after 7 years, this topic keeps being key in terms of waste produced, which has not been reduced but pushed forward with the increase of the e-commerce sector.


EWWR 15th anniversary celebration
The EWWR is reaching its teenage years, and we are celebrating this milestone with a series of events and activities. Recognising that a single anniversary party wouldn’t suffice for a campaign of this scale, the 30+ coordinators across Europe are channeling their creativity to plan diverse activities that effectively promote the EWWR’s waste prevention messages. A dedicated page has been established to compile information on all the events within and beyond the EWWR family that are centered around waste prevention. We welcome suggestions for additional events focused on waste prevention and encourage input from participants and supporters.
Check out the events page
Don’t miss out on our social media channels either, as we’ll be sharing stories from these fifteen years, told by the campaign’s protagonists!
The EWWR Photo Contest is back!

Take part in the 2023 edition of the EWWR Photo Contest. It’s easy:

  • Share a picture of your waste reduction action on Facebook or Instagram
  • From 18 to 26 November
  • Use the hashtag   #EWWR2023PhotoContest
  • Include the name of the action and a short explanation
Don’t miss anything!

Follow us on our social networks and share your activities tagging us and using the hashtags #ewwr2023, #packaging and #dontgetwrappedup