EWWR is an annual initiative which brings together thousands of awareness-raising actions about sustainable waste management from across Europe.
The 2015 edition takes place on 21 - 29 November and focus on dematerialisation, which means using less o no material in the performance of a function or delivery of a service. Here are some examples: we can think about the digitization of documents and computerization of processes and communications, or to the sharing of a good between different people (like car or bike-sharing).
EWWR was established inside the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission with the objective of making institutions, consumers and stakeholders aware of the waste prevention strategies undertaken by the European Union with the approval of the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). The first edition was held in 2009 and since then has been a growing of actions and participation: check out the communication campaign and the actions database to discover what is going on in your country!