Wednesday 22 May 2024

European week for waste reduction

Mark your calendars for this year’s edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) which will take place between the 18th and 26th of November. Get ready for a week filled with remarkable actions aimed at reducing, reusing, and recycling waste, as well as organising inspiring clean-up initiatives.

The theme for 2023: Packaging Waste

This year’s theme is Packaging Waste. In Europe alone, a staggering 173kg of packaging waste is generated per inhabitant causing immense harm to our planet.
While the focus for this year’s theme will be on packaging waste, any action related to the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, or Recycle) and clean-up initiatives are still eligible for the European Week for Waste Reduction.
The most important thing is that you raise awareness and communicate your action between the 18th and 26th of November even if you are planning to carry your action before or after this week. Like this, your efforts and actions can inspire others to join the cause.

When planning your action, we kindly request that you carefully consider the waste generated both during the preparation and in the aftermath. Our utmost goal is to ensure that our actions genuinely contribute to waste reduction.
Similarly, if you are thinking of organising a clean-up, we strongly encourage you to see this as an opportunity to raise awareness about the crucial aspects of waste management, including the environmental threats it presents and the untapped potential to transform waste into valuable resources. Consider the collection of data on the waste collected during the clean-up event and use this information to create greater awareness and understanding of this pressing issue.

Registration for the EWWR will open in September 2023 and close in October 2023. So, there’s no time to waste! Start brainstorming and planning your action today.
If you have an idea you would like to develop or need assistance, please feel free to contact us at our freephone number 8007 2200 or send us an email at We would be more than happy to discuss your ideas and provide guidance.
Are you ready to showcase your outstanding actions? By developing an innovative action that resonates with a wide audience, you increase your chances of becoming a winner in one of these categories:
Waste Reduction Award for best practice in Business/Industry Waste Reduction Award for Most Innovative Initiative
Waste Reduction Award for best practice in a Clean-up
Winners will receive a prize valued at €1,000.
In addition, the winners will also have the opportunity to represent Malta in the European Waste Reduction Awards, where they will compete against the best participants from all over Europe.

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Let’s make this year’s European Week for Waste Reduction the most engaging and impactful one yet. Join us in making a difference!
Don’t forget to review the 2023 Rules of Participation before registering.