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EWWR finalists and winners rewarded at landmark Awards Ceremony

On 15 May 2019, ACR+, as the secretariat for the EWWR, welcomed some 150 guests at the annual EWWR Awards Ceremony. Hosted by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Brussels under the umbrella of the EU Green Week, the event gathered top-level policymakers, waste management experts and waste prevention advocates, many of whom participated in the 10th edition of the EWWR in 2018. The occasion was intended to recognise those initiatives carried out as part of the EWWR 2018 that had the biggest relative impact and displayed the most creativity.

Sixteen finalists received trophies and certificates at the ceremony, which was also graced by the presence of speakers Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director General for Environment at the European Commission, Iain Gulland, President of ACR+ and CEO of Zero Waste Scotland , and André van de Nadort, member of the CoR and mayor of Weststellingwerf Municipality in the Netherlands.

The types of actions undertaken by the finalists ranged from citizen science projects to raise awareness about the impact of plastic pollution to ebooks about sustainability and to community library of things. Learn more about them from this comprehensive press file and about the first 10 years of the EWWR from this video.

Pictures of the event are available in our Flickr album.