The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)-2011 edition, 19-27 November

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Organisations willing to participate in the European Week for Waste Reduction in 2011 can propose their action to their official EWWR Organiser: most registrations open at the beginning of September in Europe, but some have already been open for a while. The EWWR website gives the list of the EWWR Organisers. If you want to implement an action in a territory which is not covered by any EWWR Organiser, you can propose your action directly to the EWWR Secretariat. In 2011, the EWWR will take place between 19 and 27 November and the deadline to propose actions is 4 November. During this 3rd edition of the EWWR, some common actions will be developed and implemented, with the aim of quantifying waste that can be reduced through a specific action. These actions also aim at reinforcing the pan-European aspect of the project by creating a real “community of participants” across Europe, and attracting media and public attention by implementing similar symbolic actions in different places and contexts. The common actions will focus on 4 symbolic issues and waste flows: • Paper waste reduction • Food waste reduction • Repair/Reuse • Excessive packaging waste reduction Detailed information about how to implement these common actions, and in particular how to measure avoided waste, will be available soon on the EWWR website and from EWWR Organisers. The European Week for Waste Reduction is a three-year project co-financed by the LIFE+ programme of the European Commission. Remember, you still have time to prepare and propose your EWWR action, but not that much. Don't hesitate, join in! More information on
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When 19 Nov 2011 to
27 Nov 2011
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Contact Phone +32 (0)2 234 65 07
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European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
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