Ireland gears up for European Week for Waste Reduction 2010

Ireland is gearing up for the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) with many different projects and events in several parts of the country.

EWWR is a 3 year project supported by the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission until 2011. In 2010, the Week will take place from the 20th to the 28th November 2010.  To learn more about EWWR click here.

EWWR was set up to raise awareness about EU waste reduction strategies and policies; to promote sustainable waste reduction actions across Europe; to highlight the work accomplished by various actors, through concrete examples of waste reduction and to encourage changes in the behaviour of Europeans’ consumption and production in everyday life.

Who is involved?
EWWR mainly involves national and local authorities, NGOs, educational establishments and also businesses. In Ireland it is being led by the EPA, with many different local authorities involved. Also involved are An Taisce, REPAK, Clean Technology Centre, Green Hospitality Programme, Celtic Anglian Water and others.

What’s being done in Ireland?
A lot is planned in Ireland for 2010, including media events; radio and press material being published; waste prevention promotion with communities, businesses, schools; seminars; displays in public areas; competitions etc. – all over Ireland!

To see full details of planned events click here.

What happened in 2009?
In 2009 Ireland was very active for the Waste Reduction Week and it was a great success.

For full details of Irish events in 2009 click here.

To see some pictures from the 2009 event in Cork Institute of Technology click here