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22 July 2020                                                                  EWWR Bulletin #13

Join us for the EWWR campaign on invisible waste

The next edition of the EWWR will take place from 21 to 29 November 2020. The theme of the year will be invisible waste, namely that waste that occurs during the manufacturing process and is not visible to most of us. Are you sure to know what your real weight is?

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Did you miss the EWWR 2019 Awards Ceremony? Watch the video recording!

The annual EWWR Awards Ceremony took place on 25 June online to celebrate the most outstanding awareness-raising actions on waste reduction implemented during last years’ campaign. Watch the video recording or read the press file to find out everything about the winners and the runners-up!

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Monaco joins the EWWR Steering Committee

 The Environmental Department of the Principality 
 of Monaco joined the EWWR Steering Committee
 and is getting ready to coordinate the campaign
 again this year.

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Promote the campaign locally, become a EWWR Coordinator!

Are you interested in promoting the EWWR on your territory? Public authorities that have competences in the field of waste management can become EWWR Coordinators. You can submit your application until the end of August, hurry up!

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Let's Clean Up Europe 2020: off we go!

Let’s Clean Up Europe teamed up with Let’s Do it! Italy and will take place together with the World Clean Up Day on 19 and 20 September 2020. Join the movement by organising your own clean-up, registrations are already open!

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New look for the EWWR website

We are working on a new EWWR website to make your experience as an action developer, coordinator, or visitor even greater! No worries, you will still be able to recognise us with our new look and find us at We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may occur in the transition phase, we promise it will be worth it!

Summer readings

If your luggage is not yet closed, why not adding a good read in it? Our suggestions:

"The Overstory" by Richard Powers - An evocation of the natural world, vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us, and our responsibility towards it;
"Barkskins" by Annie ProulxDeforestation, overexploitation of natural resources, global supply chains, set the scene for the story of two immigrants;
"The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard A now classic exposé exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our health;
"On fire" by Naomie Klein - A compilation of essays and articles written by Naomi Klein throughout the last decade;
"Doughnut Economic" by Kate Raworth Brought back under the spotlight this spring by Amsterdam which adopted it in its circular economy strategy and recovery plan, discover this economic framework created by the British economist;
"Zero Waste Home" by Bea Johnson – Why not getting practical this summer? Another classic, available in more than 25 languages, to help you embrace a zero waste lifestyle;
"Garbage" by Carlos Trillo and Juan Gimenez – A bitter ecological graphic novel taking place in a world that has passed the point of no return. The production of waste combined with pollution and the devastating effects of the use of chemicals has caused a “great disaster” after which human beings will find new ways to live collectively;
"What a waste" by Jess French
– Let’s not forget younger generations! From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling, they will discover everything (also what we are doing right) about green issues.

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