Waste reduction campaign sets European record

Waste reduction campaign sets European record

The campaign “European Week for Waste Reduction”, which ran from the 17th to the 25th November, once again broke its own record. More than 10,000 activities were arranged in the 27 participating countries. In Gothenburg, the regional waste management company Renova hosted a seminar and held two competitions.

One of the great challenges the world faces is to manage the constantly growing quantities of waste that is being produced. This can be done in various ways, but the most important solutions are to reduce the amount of waste produced, and to make sure that the waste is reused and recycled.

This was the focus during “European Week for Waste Reduction”, as well as reducing the content of dangerous substances in the waste.

The aim of the activities during the week is to teach the participants how the environment is affected by the waste that we produce, and what each and every one of us can do to reduce the waste.  The latter was also the theme of a seminar arranged in Gothenburg by the waste management company Renova.

Renova also held two competitions in connections with “European Week for Waste Reduction”. In one, high school classes could compete for SEK 10,000 (app. € 1,100) by coming up with new and different ideas for reducing the waste in their homes. In the other, Facebook-users could win an hour with a personal environmental coach which gives advice on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce, as well as how to save energy in your home.