Prevention Thematic Days
The actions implemented in the EWWR address the “3Rs”: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material. The “3Rs” represent the options which should be considered first when elaborating a waste management strategy.
Following this hierarchy, waste prevention (including strict avoidance, reduction at source and reuse) should thereby always be the first priority.
Accordingly, waste prevention holds a strong place in the European Week for Waste Reduction. To highlight this, four different Prevention Thematic Days will be implemented during the Week throughout Europe, one per edition of the EWWR:
- 2013: Reuse
- 2014: Stop food waste
- 2015: Dematerialisation: doing more with less
- 2016: Packaging waste
- 2017: Give a second life to products
For each theme, factsheets describing awareness-raising actions will be proposed, together with other specific tools.
Of course, other communication actions on waste prevention are welcome and can be implemented during the EWWR, even if they do not take place within the framework of the Prevention Thematic Day.
Are you interested in carrying out a Prevention Thematic Day this year?