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The European Week for Waste Reduction Awards Ceremony took place on 22 May 2018, during the EU Green Week, at the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels, where the honoured Jury revealed the names of the most outstanding awareness-raising actions implemented during the EWWR 2017. The Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella, Michel Lebrun (Head of the Belgian Delegation, Committee of the Regions) and Josep Maria Tost i Borràs (ACR+ President) opened the Ceremony and welcomed the participants.

Six winners were awarded, one in each of the categories of Action Developers, as well as a European Special Prize for the action showing the best European spirit. The winners of the EWWR Awards 2017 are:

  • Public Administration and organisation: the winner is La LouvièR³: zero waste objective, implemented by the City of La Louvière (Wallonia, Belgium)
  • Association/NGO: Jo Sóc COCO Campaign, implemented by REZERO (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Business/Industry: Unpacked – directly into the pot!, implemented by Hertel Verwaltungs GmbH (Germany)
  • Education Establishment: Designing orthopaedic and medical devices reusing materials, implemented by IES Comte de Rius (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Citizen(s): Anti-Black Friday Gorilla Campaign, implemented by Conscious Cup Campaign (Ireland)
  • European Special Prize: Coffee-to-go-nochemol, implement by the Eurodistrikt Strasbourg-Ortenau (France and Germany)

Find out more about the winners and finalists in the comprehensive Press File.


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