2019: Waste education and communication: Change your ways, Reduce your waste!

In 2019 the EWWR focused on waste education and communication. Along with policymakers, producers and other stakeholders, consumers play a key role in solving the waste-related and other sustainability challenges of our time. Having access to information based on scientific evidence and adapting one’s daily habits to reflect it are essential to the prevention of waste in our society. But, for that to happen, wide-ranging behavioural change is needed.

EWWR 2019 challenged people to change behaviours and to also teach others about waste prevention by staging inspiring communication and education activities! Our slogan for this year: Change your ways, Reduce your waste calls on children and adults, citizens and businesses, authorities and non-governmental organisations alike to take action by changing their own habits first and inspiring others to follow suit.

A compilation of factsheets, tip sheets, posters and infographics was developed to help EWWR action developers organise waste education and communication initiatives to encourage everyone to #ReduceYourWaste. They will provide you with general information, as well as tips on how to implement these activities. Included below are also interesting external resources that could serve as sources of inspiration for a wide array of activities. Stay tuned, since we will develop more tools related to this topic and will continue to update this page!

Factsheets & infographics

  • Decluttering with purpose
  • Lunch-time activity: the food waste hierarchy (and its solution)
  • How to be an effective waste reduction communicator
  • The forest of life
  • How to give clothes a longer life
  • The average European’s wardrobe

Useful links

You can learn more about the thematic focus of previous and future EWWR editions at this link.

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