Actions in 2019

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Join us for the 2019 campaign and #ReduceYourWaste!

Are you worried about our negative impact on the environment? Do you want to do something to help your community change for the better? Then join the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), the largest waste reduction initiative on the continent, between 16 and 24 November and make a difference!

Under the umbrella of the theme ‘waste education and communication’, EWWR encourages volunteers from across Europe and beyond to carry out awareness raising actions about waste prevention, reuse and recycling in their communities. Our slogan this year will be “Change your ways, Reduce your waste”, which is a call to action to encourage participants to reflect on and change their habits in order to reduce waste. This year’s theme lends itself well to a variety of actions and topics. For instance, organisers can choose to focus on a specific waste fraction like organic, textiles or packaging and to target their actions to different age groups or demographics.

If you would like to explore some of communications materials and ideas for actions that the EWWR Secretariat has prepared for this year’s campaign, we encourage you to visit the relevant page on our website and to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. As always, you can also turn to our trusted communications toolkits, which are available in seven languages, for ideas and examples of past actions. In order to promote this year’s campaign, we will be using the hashtags #EWWR2019 and #ReduceYourWaste.

How to sign up for the EWWR

In order to move from idea to action, contact your local EWWR coordinator or the EWWR Secretariat (contact [AT] ewwr.eu) to let us know about your intention and/or to ask for help, if you need it. Also, do not forget to access our registration page at www.ewwr.eu/register and follow the five steps delineated below in order to register your action in our database.

This step is crucial in order to enable to EWWR Secretariat to keep track of your action and in order for it to be eligible to win one of our six annual awards. Please note that registrations open on 1 September and close on 8 November 2019!

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