Waste Reduction Week: Take Action and Lead by Example!

October 15 – 21, 2018: The third week in October is Waste Reduction Week in Canada – the annual week-long celebration that empowers and engages individuals, municipalities, businesses and schools to lead by example and take action to reduce waste. Each day of Waste Reduction Week will have an associated theme. Participants have the option to support areas that are most important to them or learn about a new issue. Local governments, schools, businesses, and organizations are asked to declare the third week of October as Waste Reduction Week in Canada.

Show your support by submitting a proclamation and let us know why you are proclaiming and what your organization is doing to reduce waste. And don’t forget to send an email to Paulina (paulina@recycle.ab.ca) and she will follow up to share it on social media.

Organizing waste reduction events is also an excellent way to engage your community in the 3Rs and waste reduction. Any organization, school, community, or business can register an event. Popular events include: waste-free lunches in both schools and offices, hosting waste collection drives (hazardous waste, textiles, or electronics), and free documentary screenings and information sessions. Register your event so that people in your community can find your event and attend it, and don’t forget to let Paulina know (paulina@recycle.ab.ca) and she will help promote your event as promotion is key for a successful event.

Good news! Calgary Tower will be lit up blue and green on October 16th, as well as the High Level Bridge in Edmonton on October 19th, to help promote awareness about WRW in Canada. To show your commitment to WRW we invite you to dress blue and green and take a picture at these locations on October 16th and/or October 19th and post it on Facebook and twitter using the hashtag #WasteReductionWeek.

Keep up to date with all that is going on during Waste Reduction Week 2018 by following @3RsAB and through the RCA’s Facebook page.