European Week for Waste Reduction announces finalists of the EWWR Awards

On 26 March 2018, the EWWR Awards Jury met in Brussels to select the finalists and winners of the EWWR 2017 Awards. The most outstanding actions about waste reduction will be rewarded during the 9th EWWR Awards Ceremony.
Thorben Wengert,

From 82 actions submitted by EWWR coordinators, the Jury has selected 15 finalists for the EWWR Awards. The best actions on waste reduction from the 2017 edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) have been decided upon. On 26 March 2018, the EWWR Awards Jury gathered in Brussels to select three finalists for each category of the EWWR Awards. According to EWWR the winners will be revealed during the EWWR Awards Ceremony hosted in Brussels, Belgium on 22 May 2018. The event is part of the EU Green Week taking place from 21 to 25 May 2018.

The finalists and winners are chosen by a Jury of European professionals working in the environmental sector, EWWR says. Hosted by the EWWR Secretariat, the Jury had a fruitful discussion on the inspiring actions submitted for the EWWR 2017 Awards. After careful consideration, three actions have been chosen as finalists for five categories of Action Developers. All the winners, as well as the action that will receive the European Special Prize for its contribution to the European spirit, will be announced during the EWWR Awards Ceremony on 22 May. The decision of the Jury was based on the EWWR selection criteria, taking into account the visibility and communicational aspects, the quality of content, as well as the originality and the lasting impact of the action.

The EWWR 2017 Awards finalists

Out of the 82 actions submitted by EWWR Coordinators to compete in the EWWR Awards, three actions per category of Action Developers have been chosen as finalists by the Jury. They are:

Public administration and organisation
La LouvièR³: zero waste objective, implemented by the City of La Louvière, Belgium
London Upcycling Show, implemented by North London Waste Authority, United Kingdom
Resterkocken, implemented by Sysav, Sweden

Association/NGO and body/organisation of public interest
Be a marsupial – refrain from disposable bags!, implemented by Bluepingu e.V., Germany
Giving laptops a second chance!, implemented by Agara Foundation, Malta
JosocCoco Campaign (Conscious Consumption), implemented by Rezero, Spain

Digital devices reuse from technological companies for its refurbishment and repair to NGO, implemented by Real Foundation dreams, Spain
Environmental awareness for workers and contractors, implemented by OPEL España, S.L.U., Spain
Unpacked – directly into the pot!, implemented by Hertel Verwaltungs GmbH, Germany

Educational establishment
Designing orthopaedic and medical devices reusing materials, implemented by IES Comte de Rius, Spain
Schools Soup-a-thon, implemented by Carluke Primary School / Chefs @ Schools, United Kingdom
Sustainable development begins with education, implemented by IES Valle de Aller, Spain

An Entire Island for Nature, implemented by Daniela Malanchini, Portugal
Anti Black Friday Gorilla Campaign, implemented by Conscious Cup Campaign, Ireland
Every Day Waste Reduction – a Step by Step Guide, implemented by Marlena Sdrenka, Germany


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