Final LIFE EWWR International Conference and Awards Ceremony

From 18 May 2017 09:00 until 18 May 2017 17:30

The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)'s grand celebration, the last International Conference and Awards Ceremony within the framework of the LIFE funding programme, took place in Barcelona, Spain on 18 May 2017. It was organised by the Catalan Waste Agency.

The conference focused on qualitative waste prevention, or more specifically on reducing the hazardous content of waste. New awareness-raising management strategies aimed at achieving waste prevention were explored during practical sessions. Furthermore eight EWWR Coordinators from all over Europe presented their best practices showing the achievements of the EWWR project until now.

Another key event took place that day: the EWWR Awards Ceremony which rewards the most outstanding actions from the past edition of EWWR for each category (Administration/Public authority, Association/NGO, Business/Industry, Educational Establishment, Citizen(s), Other). The prizes were handed down by the distinguished Jury members, namely:

  • Piotr Barczak from the European Environmetal Bureau (EEB)
  • Yukiko Tsuburaya from the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE)
  • Simona Bonafè from the European Parliament (EP)
  • Peter Defranceschi from the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
  • Michael Steurer from Eurochambres
  • Gunther Wolff from the European Commission (EC)

The programme of the conference is available here.

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