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Prevention Thematic Days 2016

Packaging waste reduction: Use less packaging!

Packaging waste represents a major issue in our current consumption lifestyle, especially when this waste is due to the useless ‘over packaging’ of products. Yet, packaging waste reduction does not always require so many efforts and each of us can help to contribute to this task!

Packaging waste reduction: Use less packaging!

Packaging refers to any materials used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods. It has many benefits but in the European Union we are now using a very high amount of packaging. Each of us produces on average 156.92 kg of packaging waste per year, much of which is avoidable. This quantity needs to be reduced!

To highlight this topic and encourage EWWR Action Developers in implementing actions on this theme, a number of tools have been developed:


This compilation of factsheets on packaging waste reduction activities aims at helping you to organise such actions. They will provide you with general informations, as well as tips on how to implement these activities. We have also included some interesting examples of actions on this topic. Please find the translated versions in Catalan, Spanish, French, Dutch, Italian, Hungarian in brackets.

Support documents

Promotional Poster

A promotional poster has been developed for the Prevention Thematic Days 2016 aiming at encouraging actions that focus on reducing packaging waste!

Feel free to download our promotional poster and exploit the topic! It is available for all Action Developers!

We invite you to download the promotional poster in EN, CA, ES, FR, HU, IT, NL, LV

New! In RO, CZ, DE, PT

PTDs Poster 2016
PTDs Poster 2016

Interesting links

Why is waste reduction important? Discover why and get inspired by case studies of successful reduce actions.

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