The EWWR International Conference and Awards Ceremony - Giving recognition to "3Rs" practices!
Last Thursday, 18 May 2017, was a very special day for the European Week for Waste Reduction! It marked the peak of what has been an amazing year for the awareness raising campaign. Out of 12, 255 actions that were registered for the EWWR from 19 to 27 November 2016, 86 actions were submitted by the EWWR Coordinators to compete for the EWWR Awards.
Following a challenging selection process, the Jury finally elected 3 actions per category of Action Developers as finalists to run for the EWWR Awards. Find out more about the selection process here.
The winners were announced at the EWWR Awards Ceremony in Barcelona and they are:
- In the Administration/Public Authority category the winner is Travel with Recycling, implemented by Ayuntamiento de Utebo, Spain.
- In the Association/NGOs category the winner is Zero Waste EWWR in Végegyháza, implemented by Barangoló Közhasznú Egyesület (Barangoló Public Association), Hungary.
- In the Business/Industry category the winner is Jo em comprometo! (I commit myself!), implemented by Caprabo, Spain.
- In the Educational Establishment category the winner is Un jardín para todos (A garden for everyone), implemented by Ikastola Iparragirre, Spain.
- In Citizen(s) category the winner is The experiment “Yellow bag”, implemented by Evelyn Spillmann, in Hildesheim, Germany.
- In the Other category the winner is Systemic Food Design, implemented by University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy.
Warm congratulations to them! To get more information about the winners and finalists see the Press File.
The ceremony was a colourful highlight of the International Conference called “Qualitative prevention, a new approach towards the circular economy”. During this conference eight EWWR Coordinators presented inspiring best practices from their territories focusing on themes such as food waste, packaging waste, reuse or clean-ups, in countries like Malta, Germany and even the Dominican Republic! The conference featured also presentations of practical experiences on qualitative prevention and a whole session on reuse schemes in the wine and beverage sector.
The event was also the finishing touch to the four-year financing from LIFE+ programme. Starting from the next edition, the EWWR will enter a new, fresh phase so stay tuned to see the great things to come!