The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is taking place from 16th – 24th November 2013. It is the 5th year that the week has been running and it is going from strength to strength.
The week aims to raise awareness of ways to minimise our waste and encourage change in everyday behaviour in order to reduce the amount of waste produced across Europe.
Zero Waste Scotland are the official organisers of the week in Scotland and are encouraging businesses, educational establishments, community organisations, charities and individuals to make a change to everyday behaviour to reduce the amount of waste produced. Even the smallest changes in daily lives can make a big difference in our local environment and help Scotland to move towards becoming a more sustainable and resource efficient society.
The theme for 2013 is Re-use (although other waste reduction actions can take place).
Examples of re-use include:
- Reusable shopping bags (instead of plastic bags)
- Taking clothes/household items to a charity shop
- Holding a swap shop where you swap your unwanted clothes, presents, books, garden plants/tools etc.
- Doorstep delivery of milk in refillable bottles
- Retreading of tyres
- Use of returnable/reusable plastic boxes and shipping containers
To take part in this or for further information please click on the link below: