European Week for Waste Reduction

Let's put a stop to waste.

We've partnered with an initiative which aims to raise awareness on sustainable resources and sustainable waste management: European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).

During this week, the whole of Europe aims to give a special dimension to the event through a large number of initiatives, strengthening each action and raising citizen awareness.

This initiative is for everyone! Entities; Public Administration; Companies/Industries; Non-Governmental Organizations; Educational Establishments (Schools and Universities) and Citizens, groups or individuals, are all invited to take part in the European Week for Waste Reduction.

What are the main goals of the EWWR?

  • to increase awareness about reducing waste, reusing products, and recycling strategies for materials in the European Union and in Member States;
  • to highlight the work carried out by those who participate in the EWWR;
  • to mobilize and encourage European citizens to develop initiatives around the key themes of the Week;
  • to enhance the training of the EWWR stakeholders, providing specific communication and training tools.

In 2020, the European Week for Waste Prevention (EWWR) will take place between the 21st and the 29th of November. This year, the central theme of the Week is the amount of waste produced during the production of the objects in our daily lives: The Invisible Waste.

At LIPOR influence area (Espinho, Gondomar, Maia, Matosinhos, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Valongo and Vila do Conde) 152 actions were registered in all categories (Schools, NGOs, Associations, Companies, Public Entities and Citizens).

The general framework for actions can be found on the European website at

Be sure to participate and if you have not signed up this year, get inspired for the next one!

In 2019, we took pride in the 185 actions registered in our Associated Municipalities! This year, the European Week for Waste Reduction will take place from 21 to 29 November. Registration will open towards the end of summer 2020. Keep an eye out for it!

If you didn't register in 2019, get involved in 2020!
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