The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform will hold an online series of two consecutive webinars:

• Waste Prevention I: Green Public Procurement, on Thursday 27 April (14.00–15.30 CET)

• Waste Prevention II: Zero waste education and participation, on Thursday 4 May (14.00–15.30 CET)

Waste generation in Europe is on the rise. To reverse this trend, the EU supports a defined waste hierarchy featuring waste prevention as the number one priority. Local and regional authorities have an opportunity to lead the way in waste prevention and use their considerable purchasing power in various sectors (construction, transport) to change linear consumption and production patterns. There are several ways to support waste prevention, including establishing prevention policies and targets, adopting green public procurement practices and tools, encouraging active citizen participation, developing awareness raising campaigns and educating through various outlets.

This series of webinars will feature inspiring solutions, good practices, guidance and recommendations backed by real-life examples from European cities and regions from many Interreg Europe projects. The webinars will focus on good practices and policy changes from Interreg Europe projects such as ECOWASTE 4 FOOD, REDUCES, LCA4REGIONS, CECI, ABCitieES and ENHANCE.

Make sure to register for the webinar of your interest:

• 27 Apr 14:00 - 15:30 Waste Prevention I: Green Public Procurement

• 4 May 14:00 - 15:30 Waste Prevention II: Zero Waste education and participation

The agenda outline and registration forms can be accessed at the event webpage.