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This year's European Week for Waste Prevention is themed "Give Things a Second Life – Strengthening Repair in Germany" and will take place from 18 to 26 November 2017. The EWAV is Europe's largest communication campaign on waste prevention and reuse. Her focus: show practical ways from the throwaway society. more

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Gunther Adler, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Environment and Building, opened the two-day RETech beacon conference “Sustainable Waste Management and Recycling Concepts in Mega Cities” in Berlin. The event aims to inspire sustainable waste management and circular economy in megacities and to shine light on the opportunities and challenges this presents for the stakeholders involved. more


The Federal Environment Ministry has launched a special award to recognise the international commitment of municipalities to establishing sustainable infrastructures. The award has a special focus on public service areas such as water management, waste water disposal and waste management. There is a great need for action in these areas at international level and great potential for German expertise. more

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Minister Hendricks' week-long trip will include the G7 Environment Ministers' Meeting on 15 and 16 May in the city of Toyama in west Japan followed by political talks in Tokyo and finally a visit to the destroyed Fukushima reactors on 19 May to learn about work being carried out on the site. more

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The theme of this year's European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is "Stop Food Waste!". Over 280 actions have been planned, in which municipal waste management companies, Federal and Länder authorities, city and consumer agencies, educational institutes and environmental initiatives are involved. To kick off the EWWR, Parliamentary State Secretary Florian Pronold called for the more responsible use of natural resources. more

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European Week for Waste Reduction


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