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 9th consecutive year between the 18th and 26th November 2017. 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 and by following us on Twitter




click here to access the guide on how to appy 


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 2017 is Reuse & Repair 

The Thematic Focus for 2017 will focus on one of the easiest but very important ways to prevent waste: reuse with a twist of repair! Behind this topic is the need to shift from a throw-away attitude towards more appreciation for products and the resources used. This year the EWWR will open your eyes about how easy it is to find value in something you thought had become useless.


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. Another idea is to sign up to our website www.reuse.com.mt and donate any unwanted items.

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 2017




Within 5 categories a grant of €1000 will be issued for actions which fall under the criteria of strict avoidance and reduction at source and resuse and prepairing for reuse.  


Associations/ NGOs - Grant of € 1000 for a campaign / initiative of their choice 

Business - Team-building event (value up to € 1000) 

Citizens - Weekend Break for 2 persons at local 5-star hotel on Half Board basis

Public Entities - € 1000 grant for investment of benefit to the environment, not necessarily waste related.

Schools - Grant of € 1000 for investment in school resources of benefit to the environment, not necessarily waste related.

Clean up awareness campaign - Cash Prize of € 1000

Most Innovative Reuse Initiative- Cash Prize of € 1000


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.


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.