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European Week for Waste Reduction

21-29 November 2020

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The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) encourages all Europeans and not only to carry out awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week in November.

Our participants are very diverse. Public authorities from cities, municipalities, regions, and waste management companies; private companies; civil society organisations; schools and universities; as well as citizens themselves are welcome to take part in the EWWR.

This year’s edition will take place from 21 to 29 November 2020.

Registrations will open in late summer 2020. Follow us on social media to receive our updates!

EWWR Awards


Our trusted collaborators – our coordinators, volunteers, participants, and supporters – are the heart and soul of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). In fact, the EWWR is the coming together of passionate, hard-working people fighting for a world with less waste. But in times like these, we must do our part to ensure that Covid-19 is contained. We, like many others, must engage in social distancing. This means that we have to put the Awards Ceremony (originally scheduled for 2 June) on hold for the time being. Once we have news about this, we will update you through our channels.

Find out more about the awards

EWWR 2019 focuses on waste education and communication

EWWR 2019 focuses on waste education and communication

Having access to reliable information about the impact of consumption and waste generation on the environment is an essential precursor to changing one’s behaviour and daily habits surrounding these issues. For EWWR 2019, we challenged participants to educate themselves and others about waste and to put that knowledge into practice by changing their daily consumption habits in order to reduce their waste. Our theme for last year was Waste education and communication and we rallied support under the slogan Change your ways, Reduce your waste.

Learn more about last year’s theme and consult our ideas for activities and thematic materials on the designated page on the EWWR website.

You can also explore the themes of our previous editions here.

3Rs and a clean-up

3Rs and a clean-up

The actions carried out during 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 or when seeking to reduce your waste.

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The 2018 Awards Ceremony!

Find out more on the EWWR Awards!

Best Practice of the Month

Best practice of the month

Read about our winner for the month of March 2020!

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