With the support of the European Commission’s LIFE+ Programme, the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) will run for the third time between 19 and 27 November 2011, with the aim of informing European citizens about the simple actions that they can take in everyday life to help reduce waste.
According to the last count, 7035 EWWR actions are being implemented in 2011. Once again, the previous year’s record has been broken! (4346 actions in 2010)
In order to coordinate and promote the 2011 Week, 34 Organisers across 20 countries are mobilising stakeholders and validating their actions. The complete list of Organisers and actions can be found on the EWWR website.
At national level, the European Week for Waste Reduction will take place in Andorra, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, the Netherlands and the Dominican Republic.
Moreover, the EWWR Secretariat has promoted the week and coordinated registrations from areas not covered by any EWWR Organiser, receiving projects from other countries including Greece, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Romania, Turkey and other countries.
Under the coordination of the 34 organisers and with the support of the European Secretariat of the Week, a variety of project developers, including administrations, associations and NGOs, businesses and industry, educational establishments, retailers, etc. are getting involved in the EWWR by carrying out awareness-raising actions about waste reduction, with various target audiences (citizens, employees, pupils, etc.).
The European character of the EWWR will be reinforced by introducing common actions across Europe in 2011, which will take place during the Week in different locations in Europe using the same methods, sharing the common objective of highlighting their real impact on waste reduction.
The most outstanding European Week for Waste Reduction actions will be rewarded at the European Waste Reduction Awards Ceremony in June 2012 in Paris.
For more information:
EWWR website (www.ewwr.eu/press) from 17 November 2011.
EWWR Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
En los últimos años, la producción de desechos domésticos se ha cuadruplicado a nivel mundial. Vivimos en una sociedad de consumo y estamos inmersos en la cultura de usar y tirar. Pensamos que una vez cerrado el cubo de la basura ya no es nuestro el problema; a partir de ahí es asunto de los municipios. Olvidamos que nuestros desperdicios causan un gran perjuicio al medio ambiente. Es muy importante que nos concienciemos a reducirlos y para ello es de gran ayuda programas como el de la Semana Europea para la Reducción de Residuos.
Home run! Great slugging with that ansewr!