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 8th consecutive year between the 19th and 27th November 2016. Each one of us can make a difference for the benefit of the environment by participating in this event.


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




1ST SEPTEMPER TILL 28TH OCTOBER 2016 (Now extended till 4th November!)


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.  


A common theme for 2016: Packaging Waste

While continuing to build awareness on the importance of the 3Rs, this year special focus is being given to the issue of packaging waste in particular, with special recognition given to participants who organise an action themed on packaging waste.


Packaging waste accounts for a considerable volume of waste that has to be processed. How can this be reduced?
There are several solutions, to be adopted at the source. In the coming weeks factsheets will be available on the ewwr webite to further gain ideas on what you can do for the EWWR 2016. 


A reused or avoided packaging = prevented waste!


For ideas and examples of Packaging 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 2016



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

Recycling best practice - 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.