Waste Reduction Week

Calling all Canadians to join the waste reduction movement!

Each year Waste Reduction Week in Canada takes place the third week of October. Groups and individuals from across Canada are celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada by rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling. Click here to learn about the themes and to find resources and tools to start your own waste reduction action.

Take the pledge to Reduce Food Waste here. There is a challenge for schools too, so check it out soon so you don’t miss out.

We would love to know your plans to share below and with Waste Reduction Week in Canada or you can share with them directly here.

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Divert NS Reusable Bag Challenge

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2015 Event – Family Heirlooms – A Waste Reduction Week Installation at Antigonish Market Square, 133 Church St, Next to Robins

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Schools Join the Recycle My Cell Student recycleMyCellChallenge

The national Recycle My Cell Student Challenge  wants to help the Waste Reduction Week mascot Atlas ease his load by making sure that all old and out-of-use cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers, as well as their batteries and accessories, are properly recycled.

In addition to doing a good thing for the environment, students can win $500 for their school to use for green initiatives! As a participation prize, eligible schools will also receive $1 for every phone they collect and recycle through Recycle My Cell.

Canadian students from kindergarten to post-secondary are challenged to recycle as many old wireless devices and accessories as possible between Oct. 19 and Nov. 18, 2015.

Registration begins Sept. 10, 2015.