The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2017 will take place from 18 to 26 November, with awareness-creating actions about sustainable resource and waste management taking place all over Europe. In the spotlight of the EWWR is to raise awareness about how to reduse waste, how to reuse products and recycle materials.
The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2017 will take part from 18 to 26 November. The EWWR project is co-financed by the European Commission’s LIFE+ programme and aims to encourage actions which create awareness about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. A wide range of audiences are encouraged to take part: public authorities, private companies, as well as civil society. During the last four years 48,965 actions have taken place and 47 000 tonnes of waste have been avoided per edition.
The EWWR’s objectives are:
- to raise awareness about waste reduction, product reuse and material recycling strategies, and related European Union and Member States policies,
- to highlight the work accomplished by EWWR participants,
- to mobilise and encourage European citizens to concentrate on four key action themes,
- to reinforce EWWR stakeholders’ capacities by providing them with targeted communication tools and training,
- to assess the impact of communication actions on concrete behaviour change regarding consumption and waste management patterns.
This year's thematic focus is "Reuse and Repair: Give it a new life!", aiming to inspire appreciation for products and resources, and adding new value to old things.
You can take part of the EWWR in three different ways:
- Action developer: this is for public authorities, associations, NGOs, businesses, educational establishments, another bodies or individual citizens interested in carrying out an awareness-raising action on waste reduction, reuse or recycling during next EWWR
- Participants: this is for an individual or a group wanting to participate in an action taking place during the EWWR
- EWWR Coordinator: this is for a public authority competent in the field of waste prevention, interested in coordinating the Week in your area
Read more about how to take part here.