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The Circular Europe Network (CEN) is proud to announce the launch of its website and database of good practices on circular economy: www.circular-europe-network.eu. The website features a comprehensive database of best practices on circular economy from cities and regions, available in full to ACR+ members. These factsheets are accessible via an interactive map on the homepage of the website. In particular, some of the factsheets offer an overview of general…
Between the 21st and the 29th of November, the 2015 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction takes place. The EWWR 2015 will take place under the patronage of the European Parliament and focuses on the issue of Dematerialisation - Doing more with less! The EWWR 2015 will be implemented all over Europe (and beyond!) with the aim of promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and…
The award winners of the European Week for Waste Reduction awards have been rewarded at the EWWR awards ceremony held on 27 May 2015, in Budapest. After the finalists for the EWWR awards had already been announced in March 2014, the announcement of the winners ended the breathtaking suspense that filled the air of the Budapest Congress Centre. The EWWR awards rewarded the most outstanding awareness-raising actions implemented during the…
ACR+ wants to support local and regional authorities in being ambitious on circular economy and will therefore support and help them to adopt aspiring circular economy strategies. That is why ACR+ decided to develop a specific Working Group on Circular Economy Planning by cities and regions. The traditional model of a linear economy (resource extraction – product making – waste disposal) is no longer viable in a world of finite…
ACR+ recently published a new report "Management options for 6 composting strategies" on bio-waste and composting. Bio-waste has so far been managed by very different policies in each country, ranging from little to no action in some to very ambitious actions in others. Existing legislative instruments at regional/national level, if existing at all, have not yet reached the intended objectives. This report aims to highlight the different possible composting strategies…
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 11:55

More than 12,600 EWWR actions in 2013!

According to the last count, 12,682 EWWR actions in 23 countries were implemented in the EWWR 2013, taking place from 16 to 24 November. Previous records have therefore been broken again (10,793 actions in 2012, 7,035 in 2011, 4,346 in 2010 and 2,672 in 2009). In order to coordinate and promote the 2013 Week, 34 Coordinators across 19 countries mobilised stakeholders and validated their actions. Find out more about edition…
After four years of successful implementation, the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) extends its scope to recycling in order to help increase awareness on resource efficiency and circular economy, and change the behaviour of European citizens regarding waste and resource management, in particular in countries where sorting and recycling rates are still low. Launched in 2009, the EWWR originally focused on raising awareness of waste prevention, the highest priority…
Brussels, 5 June 2013 - The award winners and finalists for the 2012 European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) have been publicly announced on 5 June, World Environment Day. The EWWR jury rewarded the most outstanding awareness-raising actions implemented during the 2012 EWWR in each of the 5 project categories (Administration & Public Authority, Associations & NGO, Business & Industry, Educational Establishment, Other). The fourth edition of the EWWR proves…
On 7 March 2013, the European Commission issued a green paper on plastic waste. The objective of this green paper is to consult stakeholders on responses to policy challenges posed by plastic waste. The Green Paper aims to gather facts and views in order to assess the impacts of plastic waste and define a European strategy to mitigate them. Stakeholders are invited to contribute their views on whether, and how,…
26/03/2013 WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has recently started to promote a communication campaign about opportunities for reuse on the British island. WRAP is distributing to public and private actors communication materials such as posters, leaflets and web banners to promote the socio-economic advantage of greater reuse rates. The materials will be delivered to local authorities, nonprofit organizations and companies dealing somehow with waste issues and collection. It contains…
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