The European Week for Waste Reduction

For a number of years the Foundation for Environmental Education has been invited to sit on the jury for the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). This year Rachel Boyle, International LEAF Director, sat on the jury with three other representatives from the environmental sector who were recognised at the European level, as well as professionals in the field of waste management. Each member of the jury represents one of the Action Developers categories: Administration/Public Authority, Association/NGO, Business/Industry, Educational Establishment, Citizens, and Others. The Foundation for Environmental Education represented the Educational Establishment category.

The EWWR was launched in 2009 with the support of the LIFE+ programme of the European Commission. The aim of the EWWR is to put forward the concept of waste prevention, reuse and recycling during one week each year, by coordinating awareness-raising actions organised by a variety of sectors.

24 March 2015, the EWWR Awards Jury met in Brussels to determine the finalists and the winners of the EWWR 2014 Awards, the meeting was hosted by ACR+, the leading EWWR project partner. For all six categories of Action Developers, three actions were chosen as finalists.

27 May 2014, the EWWR rewarded the best actions implemented in 2014 at the awards ceremony in Budapest. Six of the most outstanding actions implemented were selected, one from each of the categories of Action Developers. Rachel Boyle, International LEAF Director had the pleasure of announcing the winners from the Educational Establishment and Others categories. The Foundation for Environmental Education was thrilled to be part of such a wonderful project and wishes to congratulate all those who participated!

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