Waste Reduction Week


Waste Reduction Week in Canada: Oct. 19 – 25, 2020

Calling all Canadians to join the waste reduction movement!

Groups and individuals from across Canada are celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada by rethinking, reducing, reusing and recycling. Click here to find resources and tools to start your own waste reduction action.


This Waste Reduction Week celebrate with us by checking off the things you do to reduce waste everyday. If you are up for a challenge, try something new if you have to complete your row and submit your name below in the contact for when you are complete. Contest closes on October 27, 2020 at 1PM.
Click here for a pdf copy of the BINGO card.



Let us know what your plans are for waste reduction week in your Nova Scotia community and we’ll post them here.

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    Businesses you can be an environmental leader in your community. Learn more about the Partners of Divert NS program here.

    Divert NS Reusable Bag Challenge



    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.