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ACR+ Declaration of Political Support

ACR+ Declaration of Support for its two main projects: the European Week for Waste Reduction and the European Decentralised Observatory for Municipal Waste Performances.

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13-15 April, Sofia, Bulgaria, International Conference "SAVE the Planet" Waste Management & Recycling

International conference Bulgaria 13-15 April, Sofia

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Become an official EWWR Organiser in 2011

You are a European public authority with competence in the field of waste prevention? You would like to join a pan-European network proactively involved in the promotion of waste reduction and gain media visibility resulting from participation in a European project? Become an official EWWR Organiser of the 2011 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction! From 19th to 27th November 2011, a variety of actors including associations, NGO, schools, universities, administrations, businesses, etc. will implement waste prevention actions focused on the various stages of a product cycle, ranging from production to consumption and reuse. EWWR Organisers will act as coordinators of the EWWR by promoting the event and officially registrating actions at the level of competence covered by their authority.

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An inventory of communication good practices for sustainable products in the retail sector

New publication

ACR+ finalized, on behalf of the Walloon region (Belgium), a study on consumer communication strategies promoting sustainable products initiated by retailers and public authorities in Europe.

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Miniwaste inventory on bio-waste prevention

New publication

Inventory of knowledge described good practices regarding waste minimization in Europe

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The Green Commerce European Blog is open!

The 20 of January 2011 has been officially lunched the Green Commerce Blog. Post regularly and bookmark us!

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ACR+ is happy to welcome our new Greek partner on board!

The Cultural Committee of Skiathos Island in Greece has just joined our network.

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28th March 2011: EWWR Awards and European Conference on Waste Prevention

The second edition of the EWWR Awards ceremony will take place on the 28th of March at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels in order to reward the most outstanding actions carried out during the 2010 EWWR. To attend the ceremony, please contact the EWWR Secretariat at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..">Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. On the same day, the European Conference on Waste Prevention will be held in the framework of the Pre-waste project. You can register at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..">Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

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European Week for Waste Reduction: the results go beyond our expectations

More than 4300 action in 2010: the EWWR confirms its success as a popular European event!

During the 2010 EWWR, 32 public authorities across 18 countries coordinated the implementation of 4346 actions across Europe.

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8th MUNICIPAL WASTE PREVENTION SEMINAR - 23 NOVEMBER 2010 – TEATRE FORTUNY, REUS, CATALONIA

Organised by the Catalan Waste Agency in the framework of the European Week for Waste Reduction

The meeting is intended for all players involved in programmes aimed at enhancing prevention, and its aim is to present economic tools for reducing waste. It particularly highlights the Systems of Payment for Waste Production in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the tools, the economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions of northern and southern Europe. Programme and Registration Form: www.arc.cat

The 8th Municipal Waste Prevention Seminar will present economic instruments for waste prevention, with special emphasis on pay-as-you-throw schemes in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the instruments, their economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions in northern and southern Europe.

The main goals of the Seminar are:

• To take a more in-depth look at the planning stages ofpay-as-you-throw schemes (adaptation of the waste collectionsystem, communication campaigns, service maintenancesystems, changes to municipal by-laws, etc.).

• To emphasis the economic results and impact of wastereduction and resource recovery by examining the experienceof cities that have implemented pioneering pay-asyou-throw schemes for domestic and commercial users.

• To evaluate the application of municipal refuse disposalfees in Catalonia.

• To reflect on the role of economic instruments in fosteringchanges in behaviour regarding waste prevention.

In parallel to these talks the Enrenou de mobles (FurnitureDesignathon) event will take place, aimedat raising awareness about excess bulkywaste and the possibilities of reuse.

The 8th Municipal Waste Prevention Day isheld as part of the European Week for WasteReduction 2010, which is taking place across30 regions in Europe from 20th to 28th Novemberand during which more than 2,500 activities are scheduledto take place (courses, workshops, markets, campaigns, flashmobs, competitions…).

The meeting is intended for all players involved in programmes aimed at enhancing prevention, and its aim is to present economic tools for reducing waste. It particularly highlights the Systems of Payment for Waste Production in Catalonia and Europe. The talks will focus on the structure of the tools, the economic results and their impact on waste prevention in five pioneering regions of northern and southern Europe.

Programme and Registration Form: www.arc.cat