Waste Reduction Week – E-Waste Wednesday – October 20th

Waste Reduction Week – E-Waste Wednesday

It’s Day 3 of Waste Reduction Week and today we are talking E-Waste through the lens of its contribution to advancing a Circular Economy.

Electronic waste (e-waste) includes unwanted electronic equipment, such as smart devices and used cables, as well as batteries and fluorescent lights (including compact fluorescent lights). The parts that make up your electronics, such as steel, glass, copper, aluminum, plastics, and precious metals, can be recovered and made into new products.

Did you know that globally last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 53.6 million metric tonnes? With such rapid advances in technology and endless new innovative products released every year, electronic waste will quickly become one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. 

Less waste can be produced through circular approaches to product design, business models, and procurement. Circularity can be built into products right at the design phase, ensuring they can be repaired, re-used, recycled, or returned – keeping them out of landfill, and keeping our resources in the environment.

Get involved this #WasteReductionWeek!

  • Participate in Events
  • Proclaim Waste Reduction Week
  • Light a local landmark blue & green
  • Take the Food Waste Pledge
  • Learn about the program themes
  • Share ideas, tips, and stories on social media #WasteReductionWeek

Check out these Waste Reduction Week events in Alberta

Check out these landmark lightings across the province this week:

  • Airdrie City Hall – October 20th
  • Red Deer City Hall – October 20th
  • Grande Prairie Sundial – October 18th – 23rd

Waste Reduction Week Resources:

For more information on how you can get involved visit these links:

The Recycling Council of Alberta is excited to celebrate individual and collective environmental commitments, efforts, and accomplishments to advance a Circular Economy. Check your inbox tomorrow for the theme of Plastics to learn more about the champions that support the need to reduce plastic waste and are doing their part to take action.