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European Week for Waste Reduction 2016: use less packaging


The 8th edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) proved to be a great success once again! After months of preparations with the help of 43 EWWR Coordinators and numerous Action Developers, 12,255 actions were implemented in 32 different countries.

This year’s edition put a special focus on Packaging Waste Reduction with the slogan “Use Less Packaging”. From 19 to 27 November 2016, European citizens were invited to participate in EWWR actions and raise awareness about the critical issues related to waste. Inspiring examples ranged from sustainable festivals to original information campaigns on packaging waste reduction, swapping events and so on. Find out more about the various actions of the 2016 edition in the EWWR Database!

For more details please refer to the EWWR Press Release and the EWWR Press Kit which gives more specific information, as well as a map of EWWR Actions and the description of one interesting action implemented on each territory of the EWWR Coordinators. For more information on the project also refer to ACR+, the European Coordinator of the EWWR.
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