Waste Reduction Week Starts on Monday, October 18th!

Waste Reduction Week 2021 – October 18th to 24th

This year is Waste Reduction Week in Canada’s 20th anniversary! The 2021 overall theme is Then – Now – Future.

The Recycling Council of Alberta is once again promoting the national Waste Reduction Week program that focuses on the transformation to a circular economy. The program runs from October 18-24, and its purpose is to celebrate individual and collective environmental commitments, efforts, and accomplishments while encouraging innovative ideas and solutions around waste reduction. The RCA has facilitated a project team to collaborate and share ideas in preparation for Waste Reduction Week.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a program that focuses on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The program’s primary purpose is to celebrate our environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. The celebratory nature of the campaign is what motivates learning and behaviour change. Waste Reduction Week in Canada continues to grow and engage more Canadians each year through social media, events, landmark lightings, and more.

The program’s educational resources and “take action” messaging empower all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices. Waste Reduction Week in Canada further provides information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living, creating the solutions to the many environmental challenges we face including climate change, water pollution and preservation of natural resources.

There are 6 ways to get involved this #WasteReductionWeek

  • Organize & register an event
  • 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

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