Friday, 18 November 2016

European Week for Waste Reduction

European Week for Waste Reduction starts tomorrow - Saturday 19th November - and runs until 27th November across over 30 different countries.   Zero Waste Scotland is the Scottish co-ordinator.

Each year organisations, businesses, local authorities, schools and individuals are encouraged to take action during the week to raise awareness of how to reduce waste in our society.    Registered actions are eligible for a European award with winners invited to a prestigious ceremony in Barcelona next year.

The aim of the week is to mobilise action across Europe that promotes the three Rs: reduce, re-use and recycle. 

In Scotland, the focus of European Week for Waste Reduction is on food waste, but this year the theme across Europe is wasteful packaging. 

You can find out more about European Week for Waste Reduction here.