One more week to register your EWWR actions!
The European Week for Waste Reduction will take place between 19 and 27 November and preparations are in full swing! We have already spotted some great actions and the excitement is growing as the number of actions is going up. The registration period has started on the 1st of September and will end on the 4th of November.
This means that Action Developers have 1 more week to register their action! What are you waiting for? Register an action to raise awareness about the 3Rs right now: www.ewwr.eu/register.
Prevention Thematic Days. Packaging Waste Reduction: Use Less Packaging!
Every year, the European Week for Waste Reduction selects a theme in relation to waste prevention, a priority in the waste hierarchy. These themes are the Prevention Thematic Days. This year all eyes are on packaging waste reduction because it is a critical issue for the environment. Although it does make our life easier, overconsumption of packaging can have a critical impact on our environment. Packaging that could be avoided, but is still used, leads to resource consumption and produces waste so let’s “Use Less Packaging!”
Under this framework, the EWWR tries to gather attention on the best possible solution to reduce waste, because the best waste is that which is not produced! In previous years, we decided to focus on: Reuse, Food Waste and Dematerialisation.
The big family of the European Week for Waste Reduction
Since the beginning of the project the European Week for Waste Reduction has grown bigger and bigger! All this thanks to all the wonderful people involved, namely EWWR Coordinators, Action Developers and of course the participants coming from all over Europe but also beyond! We rely on them to implement wonderful actions to raise awareness on waste reduction, reuse and recycling during one week! Getting our message to as many people as possible is our mission!
But who are they and how was all this possible?
Working together for a more sustainable Europe #3
We are always glad to read about other projects that address sustainability and the 3Rs: Reduce waste, Reuse products, Recycle materials! Promoting the use of sustainable resources must become a common goal for all of us, both as organisations and as individual citizens. Therefore, here we present some other interesting EU projects that are working with us towards a more sustainable environment:
- Rethink: the RRR campaign happening in Cyprus
- LIFE E-Waste Governance in Slovenia
- INTHERWASTE project improving local and regional policies for sustainable waste management in Heritage Cities
The EWWR presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC)
@photo by (C)European Union / Laurie Dieffembacq
On 12 October 2016, ACR+ was invited to speak at a EWRC workshop at the Committee of the Regions (CoR), entitled “EU LIFE programme: A chance for green business – innovation and job creation preserving the environment”. ACR+ presented some LIFE projects, including the EWWR, and their contribution to a circular economy.
The workshop showcased best practices of LIFE projects carried out by local and regional authorities and focused in particular on the new category of LIFE integrated projects and projects that support circular economy.