The European Week for Waste Reduction

By adopting simple behaviours in daily life (not wasting food, giving away items, composting, recycling,... ), we can contribute to significantly reducing the amount of waste that is choking the planet and depleting natural resources.

Take the opportunity of the European Week for Waste Reduction to commit yourself to 1, 2 ... as many behaviours as you like, to reduce the amount of waste you produce.

Share your commitments on Facebook, Twitter or mail, invite your friends and form a waste reducers community!

 

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  • Sorting
    Better sorting of my wasteI check if

    I sort my waste the right way = the quality of the sorted waste increases the efficiency of recycling

    Better sorting of my wasteI check if
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/sorting
  • Repair
    Having items repaired instead of throwing them away

    I have my items repaired: mobile phone, PC, printer, shoes, TV, bike, clothes, furniture = I save on natural resources

    Having items repaired instead of throwing them away
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/repair
  • Recycling
    Recycling appliances which are no longer used

    I hand in appliances which are no longer used to the waste recycling site or the shop = recovery of raw materials

    Recycling appliances which are no longer used
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/recycling
  • Printing
    Less printing

    I only print what is really necessary and on both sides of the paper

    Less printing
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/printing
  • Overpackaging
    Avoiding overpackaged products

    I use concentrated products, rechargeable products and reusable shopping bags

    Avoiding overpackaged products
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/overpackaging
  • Hazardous products
    Avoiding using hazardous products

    I choose rechargeable batteries, ecological detergents, paint without chemical solvents,… = a bonus for my health and the environment

    Avoiding using hazardous products
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/hazardous-products
  • Food wastage
    Challenging food waste

    I stick to my shopping list, I don't throw away useable food and I cook leftovers

    Challenging food waste
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/food-wastage
  • Empty packaging
    Emptying packaging which will be recycled

    I empty the packaging before sorting = I ease the work of the sorting circuit which increases its economic viability.

    Emptying packaging which will be recycled
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/empty-packaging
  • Drinks
    Avoiding drinks packaging

    I drink tap water and I buy returnable bottles  

    Avoiding drinks packaging
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/drinks
  • Compost
    Composting garden and kitchen waste

    I produce my own compost, free of charge

    Composting garden and kitchen waste
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/compost
  • Compacting
    Compacting the packaging which is to be recycled

    Before throwing them to the selective bins, I compact bottles and drinks cans = I ease the work of the sorting circuit and I have to buy fewer sorting bags.  

    Compacting the packaging which is to be recycled
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/compacting
  • Buying
    Buying second hand products

    I buy furniture, clothing, books, CDs, DVDs, toys,... second hand

    Buying second hand products
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/buying
  • Borrow-rent
    Borrowing or renting instead of buying

    I borrow books, CDs, DVDs, toys,… and I rent appliances which are rarely used

    Borrowing or renting instead of buying
    http://www.ewwrcommitment.eu/en/waste-reduction/borrow-rent