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ACR+ met with Commissioner Vella


On Thursday 28 July 2016 ACR+ met with European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella to discuss the future cooperation of the European Commission and ACR+.

The main objective of the meeting was to discuss the future of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) after the end of the LIFE+ project, under which the initiative is currently running. Commissioner Vella emphasised the great value of the EWWR project to promote the waste hierarchy all over Europe. Options for future financing and organisation were discussed. ACR+ and the waste unit for the European Commission will come together again in September to discuss the technicalities in further detail.

Thanks to the presence of ACR+ president Josep Maria Tost i Borràs, the meeting also helped identifying common objectives of the European Commission and ACR+ and potential forms of cooperation.