WasteServ Malta - Euro Week for Waste Reducation
Euro Week for Waste Reducation



Join the rest of Europe and come up with actions to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste we produce!


Given its huge success, the European Week for Waste Reduction was back once again for the 12th consecutive year between the 21st and 29th November 2020. Each one of us can make a difference for the benefit of the environment by participating in this event. To keep updated about latest EWWR news like & follow us on our Facebook page


We can help you come up with an action!


Visit the EWWR website for inspiring event ideas and examples of how different entities can participate.

For more information please contact us on ewwr.ws@wasteservmalta.com. You can also stay updated with news about the EWWR and Awards by following us on Facebook.


What is the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR)?


The EWWR is an annual initiative which brings together thousands of awareness-raising actions about sustainable waste management from across Europe. 

The aim is to encourage a wide range of audiences to come up with practical solutions and activities that help to reduce waste or increase recycling, and promote these actions amongst others. This makes the EWWR an ideal opportunity for all private, public and non-profit entities to make a difference for the environment.   


Theme for 2020: Invisible Waste!

Did you know that to manufacture a smartphone weighing less than 200 grams and coming in a small package, an unbelievable 86 kilograms of waste are produced? “Invisible waste” refers to the large amount of waste generated during the manufacturing process of products. We need to make this waste visible in order to be aware of our footprint and make informed decisions about the way we consume.


For ideas and examples of Reuse & Repair waste actions, visit the official EWWR website by clicking here.


How can I contribute?

Everyone can contribute by making a special effort during this week to reduce the amount of waste thrown away - be it food, disposables, packaging waste, bulky waste, and so on. 

What's more, you can also become the organiser of an official EWWR event. Just get creative, join your forces and apply! Participation is open to:

- private companies
- public entities
- associations & NGOs
- schools
- individual citizens 


Kindly click here for the rules of participation 2020




How do organisers benefit?

Recognition and Promotion

Participation in the EWWR is an excellent opportunity to promote the environmental efforts undertaken by your company / entity in the local media. Apart from providing such PR opportunities, participation in the EWWR also entitles participants to public recognition on a national scale through Wasteserv, while recognition will also be given by the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change.

Local Awards

EWWR participants also benefit from the chance to win some fantastic prizes thanks to the local Waste Reduction Awards, organised by Wasteserv to recognise the best initiatives held during the EWWR.


Winners for the European Week for Waste Reduction 2018 


Due to COVID-19 the Awards for the European Week for Waste Reduction 2019 had to be postponed 


European Waste Reduction Awards

Participants will also have the chance to represent Malta as nominees for the European Waste Reduction Awards. These prestigious annual awards bring together the best participants from all over Europe. The selected finalists are recognised at European level through the official website www.ewwr.eu and an international award ceremony.