14th Azores' Waste Week – Registration from 4 September to 12 November 2023
Aug. 22, 2023
The Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment and Climate Change, is promoting the 14th Azores' Waste Week between 18 and 26 November 2023 as part of the 15th European Week for Waste Reduction, intending to involve actions organised voluntarily by public and private entities on all the islands.
The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an international initiative that aims to implement awareness-raising actions for a week on the sustainable management of resources and waste to change the behaviour of European citizens concerning their consumption patterns and habits.
The actions included in this initiative are essentially intended to raise awareness and provide information on the correct management of waste at the island level and to make people aware of its appropriate destinations, raising awareness of prevention to minimise its daily production.
In this context, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Climate Change is renewing its initiative to be the coordinating body for the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) in the Azores. In the 2022 edition, 85 actions were organised in the Region, involving 46 organisations.
Any organisation can promote awareness-raising, information, education and communication actions and activities dedicated to the theme of “Packaging” (Don't get wrapped up), to reduce packaging production, by registering as a Waste Week Action Developer. Applications must be submitted between 4 September and 12 November 2023 using the form available on the application platform at https://ewwr.eu/.
Organisations can apply if they fall into the following categories: Public administration and organisation; Association/NGO and body/organisation of public interest; Business/industry; Educational establishment; Citizen(s); Other (e.g. hospital, nursing home, cultural institution, etc.).
This European Week will focus on the packaging theme, as it did in 2016. However, after seven years, this topic is still fundamental in terms of the waste produced, essentially associated with the increase in the commercial sector. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the severe environmental impact of packaging and the support to be given to more sustainable consumption behaviour, combining with the community the different types of packaging and alternatives that exist to reduce packaging waste.
For any further information, interested parties can contact the Regional Directorate for the Environment and Climate Change at 292 207 300 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult the information available in the area of this portal dedicated to Waste Week.
Once again, we are counting on you to organise activities.