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The Regional Secretariat for Energy, Environment and Tourism, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment, has been promoting annually, since 2009, the Azores Waste Reduction Week, as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction, with the aim of involving in all the islands voluntarily organized actions by public and private entities.

European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is an international initiative aimed at promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions on sustainable resource and waste management during a single week. Whose objective is to change the behavior of European citizens in relation to their consumption patterns and habits.

At regional level, the actions integrated in this initiative are essentially intended to raise awareness and inform about the correct management of waste at the island level and to make known their appropriate destinations, alerting to prevention, with a view to minimizing their daily production.