What is European Week for Waste Reduction?
The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an initiative aiming to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. Funded by European Commission’s LIFE+ Programme, EWWR is a week of activity, celebrating sustainability and, in particular, waste prevention. All sorts of organisations, as well as individual citizens, take part in the week, either by attending an event, or holding their own. All north London events are registered on the EWWR website at www.ewwr.eu/en.
EWWR runs during the last week of November. For the previous seven years, NLWA has been hosting activities for both young and old, all with the aim of showing that by making a few small changes, we can all do our bit to reduce the impact on both the environment and our communities of our waste. During EWWR 16, we held our first ever London Upcycling Show, as well as giving food waste reduction advice to 278 north London residents at information stalls in supermarkets across north London.