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Friday, 23 November 2012

European Week for Waste Reduction

Source ewwr.eu

This week is the fourth edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR).  This initiative reminds us to reduce waste in our everyday lives.

The European Week for Waste Reduction aims to organise multiple actions and to inform the greatest number of European citizens about the simple actions that can be taken in the everyday to help contribute to waste reduction.

These actions should be focused on the following themes: ‘too much waste’, ‘better production’, ‘better consumption’, ‘a longer life for products’ and ‘less waste thrown away’.

Each year, the most outstanding actions are rewarded.  In 2012, 10,793 actions will take place, many more than the 7,035 actions in 2011, 4,346 in 2010 and 2,672 in 2009.

I strongly believe that people can only be educated through action.  So through these activities, they participate, learn and are willing to contribute to a better world in their everyday life.  The award makes the activities fun.  Fun, which will contribute to their wellbeing.

It is not by chance that the number of activities is increasing every year.  People want a beautiful and sustainable world, they just need someone to light the way.

We need more activities and initiatives like this in the future, to lead to a more sustainable world.

Blog Aris Koutentakis

1 comment:

  1. It is sad that in Greece there are only four activities in the European Week for Waste Reduction. There are all in Crete though!