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The European Week for Waste Reduction

18-26 November 2017

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A European Spring Clean between 1 March and 30 June 2017!

Take Part

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative aiming to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week.

It encourages a wide range of audiences (public authorities, private companies, civil society as well as citizens themselves) to get involved.

The next edition will take place between 18 and 26 November 2017! See how you can take part here.

The 2016 edition of the EWWR took place between the 19th and the 27th of November 2016. Find out what actions took place in your area by exploring our database!

Prevention Thematic Days 2016

Prevention Thematic Days 2016

Packaging Waste Reduction: Use less packaging

The Prevention Thematic Days 2016 focused on packaging waste. To highlight this topic and to encourage and support EWWR Action Developers to implement actions around this topic, a number of tools were developed.

Find out more about Packaging Waste Reduction here!

Commit yourself!

Commit yourself!

We have developed a motivational online tool that encourages citizens all around the world to adopt specific behaviours towards sustainable resource management. By commiting yourself through www.ewwrcommitment.eu, you too can contribute to reducing the amount of waste that is overwhelming for our environment.

The principle is simple: you can choose from 14 good habits, for example composting or avoiding overpackaged products, and pledge that you will adhere to this attitude.
This simple action permits engagement from citizens also outside Europe and beyond the time frame of EWWR.

The aim is to reach as many citizens as possible to raise awareness about the easy steps that can be made to reduce the waste we produce.

Commit yourself and join the waste reducers community!

3Rs and a clean-up

3Rs and a clean-up

The actions implemented in the EWWR are addressing the “3Rs”: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle material. 
The “3Rs” represent the options which should be considered first when elaborating a waste management strategy.

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The EWWR International Conference and Awards 2016!

Find out more about the EWWR Awards!

Best Practice of the Month

Best Practice of the Month

Read about our winner for the month of June 2017!