#EWWRAwards finalists || Public Administration • Sysav
The EWWR Awards finalists have been announced! In each category the Jury has selected their top 3 finalists. The winners will be revealed on 22 May in Brussels during the EWWR Awards Ceremony. To find out more about the finalists, their initiative and commitment for waste reduction, we have caught up with them for a short interview.
1 • What is “Resterkocken” about?
Resterkocken (a wordplay on Masterchef in Swedish) is a fun and creative challenge for children and adolescents aged 10-15 years. The competition was about sharing their best leftover food recipes as picture, film or text at www.resterkocken.se. The whole project was simple. It was about showing what to cook from a good deal of the remnants and the food that is getting old. The students’ innovative recipes and dishes of leftovers were shown on the website. For example, bananas that had turned brown were used for baking, vegetables forgotten in the fridge were used as pizza toppings and much more. The competition entries were created both at home and in schools – with entire classes contributing in some entries.
2 • How did you come across this idea?
We wanted to make a campaign to reduce leftovers and engage young people. In particular, young children who just started to learn how to cook and experiment in the kitchen and thus widely can contribute at home to food waste reduction. We decided that the action should be digital, easy to do but also competition. Masterchef is a popular TV program in Sweden and Resterkocken (leftover chef) is a way to flirt with the TV program.
3 • Why is waste reduction important for your organisation?
Sysav is at the heart of the eco-cycle. We contribute to a better environment by receiving waste and recycling as much as possible. We work proactively in raising awareness that every choice we make in our everyday lives affects our environment and climate in some way. But Sysav is aiming higher still – we want to help create the world’s most sustainable region in Sweden. To achieve this we collaborate with our owner municipalities and partners – both nationally and internationally. Sysav wants to help create a sustainable region, for current and future generations alike.
4 • Where can we find you?
Register for the Awards Ceremony here and join us in Brussels to discover who the winners will be!