Waste Reduction Week Dalarna
• WHAT will be done
Waste Reduction Week Dalarna
Waste Reduction Week Dalarna is a regional mobilization to reduce and prevent waste in fifteen municipalities in the region of Dalarna, Sweden. The activity will be carried out the same week as the European Week for Waste reduction 2015. The main goal is to inspire people, companies and organizations to plan and carry out waste reduction activities in the region of Dalarna, Sweden. All the activities come together under the same information program and with one common message: Waste Reduction Week Dalarna. This makes the marketing and communication process easier and strengthens the output of every activity. The residents in every municipality can easily see what is happening in their own town. At the same time they have the chance to be part of something bigger – the EWWR. By coordinating a regional mobilization we hope to gain more publicity and raise awareness among people and companies in Dalarna.
Examples of activities in the municipalities during Waste Reduction Week Dalarna
Falun: The Recycling Party. A major event with several different waste reduction activities. For example: inspiration by nationwide TV-celebrity Hanna Wessman (home makeover programme), Bicycle repair shop, waste hierarchy presentation to raise awareness, ReDoo – a re-use center for kids in preschool, Trash to Fashion – a fashion show by high school students using old materials, Change Studio – fixing and repairing clothes and other consumer things.
Re-use week at the recycling center in Falun. Leave and collect materials and things without cost, in co-operation with re-use center Ta Till Vara.
Borlänge: Extra open hours at the re-use center Ta Till Vara. Biogas-day for the city and the benefits for the society and agriculture landscape with developing biogas. A theatrical guided tour at Borlänge Energi recycling center. The activity will be filmed so it can be used for future activites.
Rättvik: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Leksand: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Vansbro: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Gagnef: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Mora: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme. After the show a presentation will be arranged by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and The Folk High School.
Älvdalen: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Orsa: Tango på en soptipp. A theatrical dance show for youths with recycling theme.
Malung: Re-use day at the recycling center. Leave and collect materials and things without cost.
Sälen: re-use day at the recycling center. Leave and collect materials and things without cost.
Ludvika: Extra PR-activities to recognize the second hand shops in the municipality.
Hedemora: guided tours to Hedemora´s second hand shop Mini/Maxi Nygammalt and their repair shop. Presentation of re-used products made by immigrant women from a local organization Kulturkraft at Hamre recycling center. Coffee break Without Waste at Hamre Recycling Center. The municipality will monitor food waste in schools and present the results during the week.
More about Waste Reduction Week Dalarna
The Waste Reduction Week Dalarna is arranged by a regional network including Dala Avfall, Länsstyrelsen Dalarna, Landstinget Dalarna, Falu kommun and Falu Energi & Vatten. The mobilization started in early spring 2015 with information about the planned week to organizations and companies in the region. The work then continued with a preparation seminar in September 22, where the people working with waste and environmental issues in the region were invited. The plans for the Waste Reduction Week Dalarna was presented by the regional network group. During the day the participants were formed in workshops and discussed what we together can do to raise awareness during the waste reduction week in November. The regional network for waste reduction group is also closely connected to the regional network for sustainable consumption.
• WHERE it will take place
will it happen?
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