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The European Week for Waste Reduction 2014 is starting!

Around 12.000 actions are implemented

Tomorrow, Saturday 22 November 2014, the sixth edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) will start. The 6th edition of the EWWR 2014 is a federative project and benefits from wide political support. In particular, it will take place under the patronage of Mr Karmenu Vella - European Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries - and Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis - European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.

The EWWR 2014 will take place from 22 to 30 November 2014 in Europe and even beyond European borders, as some actions will be implemented outside European countries! Around 12.000 actions have been registered by public authorities, associations, NGOs, businesses, schools and individual citizens.

This means that there will be more than 12.000 actions will be implemented all around Europe - and beyond – during one single week. Most probably, you will find one of these events, exhibitions, workshops and contest happening near to where you live. The community of the European Week for Waste Reduction can be joined by participating in one of these events.

A complete database of actions is available online on the EWWR website: an advanced research can be made by selecting the country or region of implementation of the action, the themes covered by the actions (Strict avoidance and reduction at source, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Waste sorting and recycling and European Clean-Up Day) and the type of Action Developer, i.e. the entity carrying out the action.


Another research parameter to sort actions that might interest you is the relation with the theme of the Prevention Thematic Days 2014: Stop Food Waste! By selecting this criterion, you will discover the high number of actions that will raise awareness on this issue, informing citizens that food waste represents a substantial loss of resources such as land, water, energy and labour and inviting them to reduce food waste they produce with simple, daily gestures.

More information on this year’s edition can be found in the Press Release and in a complete Press File for the EWWR 2014. Visit the Press Area!


The EWWR can be followed also on Facebook and Twitter. The EWWR Community shares its updates on waste prevention and virtuous good practices from different countries.

Take part in the European Week for Waste Reduction! YOU can make a difference!