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Action - The European Week for Waste Reduction

EWWR Sprit Grows in Europe

With more than 7000 Actions Planned, the EWWR is kicking off to a great start!

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With the support of the European Commission’s LIFE+ Programme, the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is running for the third time between 19 and 27 November 2011, with the aim of informing large numbers of European citizens about the simple actions that they can take in everyday life to help contribute to waste reduction efforts.

According to the last count, 7035 EWWR actions are being implemented in 2011. These actions will be carried out across 20 countries, with the support of 34 organisers. The full list of participants and organizers can be found on the EWWR website.

Together take action, reduce waste! 

A variety of organizations, project developers, and NGOs etc. have been getting involved in the EWWR by carrying out awareness-raising actions about waste reduction, with various target audiences (citizens, employees, pupils, etc.). You can search for what is going on in your area in the EWWR database.

These actions will focus on the various stages of the product cycle, ranging from production and consumption to reuse. They will be focused on one or several of the 5 following themes: Too much waste – Better production – Better consumption – A longer life for products – Less waste thrown away.

The European character of the EWWR will be reinforced by several common actions that will take place during the Week in different locations in Europe but at the same time, using the same methods. The shared objective is to highlight the real impact on waste reduction. There are five categories of common actions, focusing on various symbolic issues: Paper waste reduction; Food waste reduction; Repair & reuse; Excessive packaging waste reduction; Clean-up days (to highlight the amount of waste thrown away).

The most outstanding European Week for Waste Reduction actions will be rewarded at the European Waste Reduction Awards Ceremony in June 2012 in Paris.

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A new logo for ACR+ Members!

Show your affiliation

ACR+ offers you a logo that you can place on your website and in your stationery to show that you are a member of the ACR+ network.

Show your affiliation

Show that you are proud to be a member of ACR+!

By uploading this 'Member Of' logo onto your website and in your stationery, you can show your affiliation to ACR+. The 'Member Of' logo is available here.

Genoa 2011 International Conference and General Assembly: presentations available

Download the presentations from the International ACR+ Conference, Genoa 2011

The ACR+ Annual General Meeting in 2011 was devoted to the implementation of the Framework Directive at the local and regional level in Europe. An international conference was organised together with the City of Genoa (Italy), on 26 - 27 October 2011.

All the presentations of the conference are now available for ACR+ members to download.

Genoa 2011 Event

Note that you will need to enter your member log-in details to access the documents.

 

First ACR+ Webinar successfully completed!

First ACR+ Webinar successfully completed

"Yes I should like to see more of these. Overall a great success. Not only did it save the council quite a bit of money in terms of flights, accommodation etc.. it saves on carbon so we are practicing what we preach. "

Brendan Murray, Belfast City Council

Participant in a webinar

ACR+ successfully organised its first webinar on October 6 2011, with Michel Sponar of the European Commission as a guest speaker.  The webinar title was: The European Resource Efficiency Roadmap - A new vision for EU waste management?

The new main piece of European policy, the ‘Resource Efficiency Roadmap’ was officially presented by the European Commission at the end of September 2011. A few days after, this webinar highlighted the main innovations of the Roadmap and its impact on the current and future European waste policies. Our members had the opportunity to interact with Michel Sponar, Policy Officer - Waste and Resource Management, DG ENV.

We hope to see you online at our next virtual event!

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