This year, for the first time, the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) held a photo contest in order to encourage action developers and participants to document and share images from the actions they organised. Why a photo contest? We wanted to encourage participants to document their actions visually. Much as we like videos, we at the EWWR Secretariat sadly do not understand all the languages spoken in Europe. Therefore, it would have been difficult for us to evaluate the content of the videos.
We received almost 100 submissions, all of them exceptionally creative. However, the entry that respected all the rules of our contest and scored the highest for aesthetics and impact of the action was a submission by the Rincon de Goya Special Education School in Zaragoza, Spain. Their action, titled “We are the protectors of the planet”, consisted in building a water circuit using recycled containers used to water the school’s sensory garden. The submission was made via the school Instagram account (somosrincondegoya).
The winners will be awarded €200. We at the EWWR Secretariat would like to congratulate them and all the participants for their impressive work!