THE European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is the biggest campaign to raise awareness about waste prevention in Europe.
Driven by local and regional public authorities, it brings together all sorts of other participants including citizens, schools, businesses, NGOs, associations who organise activities to raise awareness about waste reduction.
Waste is bad enough in a large country, but when you look at the Balearic Islands, surrounded by the Mediterranean which has its own problems of pollution, keeping waste to a minimum is imperative.
For the sixth year running, the Balearic Government will be encouraging as many people as possible to take part in the clean up campaign but this year, things will be slightly different.
Rather than concentrate on a single weekend in November, because of the pandemic, the event will actually run from May 1 until November 30 and for those who register at the website pia.caib.es there will be quite a lot of advice and assistance.
Everyone who participates will be able to apply for support material for the collection such as gloves, hats, bags, scales, drums, etc. and will also be able to access teaching aids to promote awareness of the dangers of waste in the modern world.
Since the Balearic started to participate in the Let’s Clean Up Europe (LCUE) campaign, more than five tons of waste have been collected thanks to the participation of almost 8,500 volunteers with much material also being recycled.