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 is back once again for the 10th consecutive year between the 17th and 25th November 2018. 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 or click here to download some tips and local examples of how different entities can participate.

For more information please contact us on ewwr.ws@wasteservmalta.com or 23 858 218 / 234. You can also stay updated with news about the EWWR and Awards by following us on Facebook.




View the entities that are takig part here


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.   

European Week for Waste Reduction 2016, held under the patronage of the European Parliament.  


Theme for 2018 is Hazardous Waste Prevention: Time to Detox! 

The Thematic Focus for 2018 is that of hazardous waste. It poses a greater risk to our health and our environment when compared to other types of waste. Thus, it is even more important to reduce our consumption of products with hazardous contents as well as make sure that they are properly disposed of. In 2018, it istime to detox and diminish the use of such products in our nearest surroundingssuch as bathrooms, kitchens, sheds and garages!


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 particpation 2018




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 2017! 



European Waste Reduction Awards

Winners of the local awards 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.