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European Week for Waste Reduction

It’s that time of year again where organisations, businesses, universities and colleges, schools and individuals from across Europe are encouraged to take action to reduce waste.

This year EWWR is running from 16-24 November 2019 and we want YOU to get involved!

The theme for 2019 is "Waste education and communication for behaviour change" - which is suitably vague so pretty much anything goes.  You could focus on;

  • Reducing single-use items (including plastics and the many products that seem to be appearing to replace plastics)
  • Raising awareness about textile waste
  • Run a Love Food Hate Waste day or week
  • Run a re-usable menstrual product campaign

Taking part and registering your activity on the EWWR website also means you’ll be in with a chance of being nominated for an award!

How can I get involved?

There are lots of ways to get involved, but if you need some inspiration, download our EWWR Ideas Guide. Here are some possible actions:

Hold a waste free lunch

Encourage neighbours, colleagues and students to take part in a communal lunch with a theme around making the most of good food and reducing use of single use plastic reduction. 

Run an information stand/event

You could run a stand for colleagues or your community.  Highlight ways to refuse, reduce or re-use waste.  Run competitions or challenges.

Engage with us on social media!

Share your news during EWWR - remember to use the hashtag #EWWRScotland. You’ll be helping to spread the word and tagging us will help to share it nationally.

What resources are available to help?

The EWWR website has a load of resources and ideas available.  We also have a wide range of toolkits, posters and other digital resources on our partners site.  And have a look at our EWWR ideas guide. 

Further information

If you want more information about European Week for Waste Reduction, or want to register an action with the chance of being nominated for an award at a prestigious ceremony: http://www.ewwr.eu/en


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