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EWWR awards ceremony held on 22 May 2014

The award winners of the 2013 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction have been rewarded at the EWWR awards ceremony last Thursday, 22 May 2014, in Rome.

After the finalists for the EWWR awards had already been announced in March 2014, the announcement of the winners had been awaited with bated breath by all finalists.  

 The EWWR awards rewarded the most outstanding awareness-raising actions implemented during the EWWR 2013 in each of the categories of Action Developers: Administration/Public Authority, Association/NGO, Business/Industry, Educational Establishment, Citizens, and Others.


The six winners rewarded in Rome were the followings:

  1. Administration/Public Authority: RecupDay – Ixelles Municipality (Brussels, Belgium)
  2. Association/NGO: Launch of the "Eco-Management" action for the itinerant market – Ecoscience Provence (Brignoles, France)
  3. Business/Industry: External Communication Campaign – SEUR (Basque Country, Spain)
  4. Educational Establishment: 4th Vic Schools Exchange Market – Vic Network of Schools for Sustainability (XESVIC) & Vic CityCouncil (Vic, Catalonia, Spain)
  5. Citizens: Prêt à prêter - Spreken is zilver, delen is goud (“ready to share”) – Céline Carbonnelle (Brussels,Belgium)
  6. Others: "Grandma's bread bag" – José Marmelo e Silva Municipal Library (Porto, Portugal)

More information about all finalist actions and winners are available in the comprehensive press file.The awards ceremony took place in the scope of a EWWR conference, which was embedded in a three days congress: "Towards a European Circular Economy", jointly organised by ACR+ and AICA. The EWWR conference focused on how to successfully communicate waste and resources. The topics approached included the status of current European waste projects as well as the key role of the EWWR as communication project on sustainable resource management.

Regions for Recycling provides tools to help cities and regions to improve their selective collection and recycling performances. Among thos tools, a series of good practices will demonstrate how local and regional authorities managed to improve their recyclicng performances, in particular by implementing strategies and instruments to foster selective collection. Those good practices will be showcased during R4R events: a conference in Brussels on 17 September and the R4R final event in Sofia on 23 October 2014.
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