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‘Step It Up’ and Reduce your Waste This European Week For Waste Reduction

European Week For Waste Reduction (EWWR) 2021 takes place this next, 20 – 28 November and this year focuses on waste prevention and reduction.

The theme for this year is ‘Circular Communities’. Waste production is one of the biggest threats that our society and our planet are facing so we all need to ‘Step It Up’  and share the responsibility to fight against it.

This year EWWR is challenging people to act together to shape circular communities to help prevent waste production.

By not recycling all of their plastic bottles, the average Northern Ireland household wastes enough energy in a year to wash 43 loads of clothes.

EWWR 2021 wants us all to consider the true cost of our actions, the goods we buy and the items we use. Not just the financial cost to our pockets but the social and environmental costs of our lifestyle choices.  By considering more carefully the true cost of the goods that we buy, we can prevent and reduce waste in our everyday lifestyle.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Wesley Brown, supports EWWR and reinforces the message that we all need to work together to look after the environment we live in. 

We must consider the environmental impacts of all the items we buy and use. We can all ‘step it up’ by making even just one small change in our daily routine to help make a difference. A simple action like using a reusable coffee cup for our takeaway beverages can make a huge difference.

For more information on EWWR 2021, and to find out how you can get involved, go to: www.ewwr.eu.

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