Improving waste management practices though a voluntary
grouping of two local authorities in Northern Ireland.


The European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is happening this year in Northern Ireland between the 17th and 25th of November 2012.

EWWR aims to raise awareness of waste reduction by encouraging businesses, educational establishments, voluntary organisations, charities, retailers and householders to make a change to our everyday behavior to reduce the amount of waste we produce.  Even the smallest changes in our daily lives can make a big difference in our local environment and help Northern Ireland to move towards becoming a more sustainable and resource efficient society.

Last year EWWR was a great success in the North West and this year we are encouraging even more people to get involved.

EWWR 2012 in Northern Ireland will be running with the theme of food waste and promoting the Love Food Hate Waste campaign. Wasted food is wasted resources.  Wasting food costs the average household £480 a year, rising to £680 for a family with children, the equivalent of around £50 a month.  With rising food prices, reducing the amount of food waste you throw away really can help you save money every week.

It’s not only the money we waste when we throw away good food, it’s also the water that’s been used to grow and produce it. Not to mention the energy and effort that’s gone into bringing the food to our table.  There’s an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables around at this time of year so why not make the most of them? Enjoy delicious harvest fruit and vegetables now and use our Love Food Hate Waste tips to store the rest to enjoy later in the year.

If you would like to get involved you can:


© North West Region Waste Management Group
  • Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council
  • Derry & Strabane District Council