Reminder: Single-Use Items Reduction Strategies Workshop

The first event of RCA’s 2019 workshop series is coming up soon. Are you registered yet?

The series starts with a workshop on March 26 in Wetaskiwin on Single-Use Items Reduction Strategies, in partnership with Waste Free Edmonton, to address the increasing concern from communities, governments of all levels and the public at large regarding single-use items and associated environmental impacts such as litter and recycling challenges.

This workshop will feature Ray Letheren from Blue Bayfield, an organization from Bayfield, Ontario, of concerned citizens with a mission to reduce the use of disposable items and prevent plastic and pollutants from entering their Great Lake and waterways. He will be joined by Waste Free Edmonton and Plastic-Free YYC who will be discussing their respective Grassroots Single-Use Item Reduction Campaigns.

The City of Edmonton will be presenting its plans regarding a Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy, and we will be providing an update on Vancouver’s comprehensive strategy that was first featured at the 2018 RCA Waste Reduction Conference.

The workshop will be hosted in Wetaskiwin, a city who is currently introducing a plastic checkout bag bylaw. They will be sharing their experiences, along with Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Government of Northwest Territories, who have bylaws addressing single use items. John Graham from the Retail Council of Canada will provide the retail perspective on how bylaws can be successfully implemented.

Workshop and registration details are posted at https://recycle.ab.ca/workshop/single-use-items-reduction-strategies-workshop/. Register today!