The European Week for Waste Reduction Jury selects the finalists of the 2023 edition

The jury of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), consisting of 5 environmental experts, met online on 11 April and selected the finalists of the 2023 edition of the campaign. The jury shortlisted 15 creative and impactful waste reduction actions out of a total of 63 nominations identified among more than 14 000 actions. The winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 18 June in Marseille. Registrations will be open soon!

The EWWR 2023 finalists

Public administration or organisation

  • Bli en förpackningshjälte – Europa minskar avfallet/ Become a packaging hero – Europe is reducing waste implemented by Sysav, in Malmö;
  • Reuse centre and drive for recovery “Reutilizagune” implemented by Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council;
  • Single-use free packaging day implemented by Mollet del Vallès City Council.

Business / Industry

  • In-Pack-To implemented by DuPont Asturias, in Carreño;
  • May the R-power be with you and be a superhero! implemented by MiReHu Nonprofit Ltd., in Miskolc;
  • Ocean Guardians: Unpacking the Ocean’s Message on Packaging implemented by Malta National Aquarium, in Qawra.

Association / NGO

  • Curses contra els residus (Races against Waste) implemented by SETEM Catalunya Association, in Barcelona and Rubí;
  • NIRN Podcast Series implemented by Northern Ireland Resources Network;
  • Recovery, awareness and reduction of mobile and tablet consumption in the « Mobile phones for Earth » campaign by NGO Alboan implemented by Alboan ONG Fundazioa, in Bilbao.

Educational establishment

  • Green Bake Sale implemented by Student Council of Athens College, in Athens;
  • Plásticos en Salinas implemented by IES Salinas, in Salinas (Castrillón);
  • Towards an almost plastic-free school implemented by Julien Gracq Secondary School, in Beaupréau.


  • Creating awareness for environmental issues, especially for children implemented by Ines Hansen in cooperation with Kreis Weseler Abfallgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, in some cities of Wesel;
  • Ecowrap – ecological gift wrapping implemented by Daniela De Bono together with her young son Luke, in Malta;
  • Planet-friendly adventures with Climate Elves implemented by Bozókiné Szabó Ildikó, in Hódmezővásárhely.

In the next weeks, we’ll present the finalist actions in detail on our website. Follow us on social media and don’t miss anything.
The Press Release is available here.

The finalist actions will be presented during the EWWR Awards Ceremony in Marseille on 18 June 2024! The 5 most outstanding actions, one per category, will be awarded by the EWWR jury members and will receive a creative and circular trophy! The event promises to be an exceptional occasion, bringing together coordinators, action developers, organisations and individuals passionate about contributing to waste reduction.

Practical info

  • Date: 18 June 2024
  • Time: 17:00 CET
  • Location: MUCEM, Marseille
  • Price: Totally free of charge but registration will be mandatory
  • Registrations will be open soon on EWWR website.