Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week in Canada - October 17-23, 2016

Waste Reduction Week (WRW) in Canada was developed by a coalition of 13 recycling councils and sister organizations from across Canada and is delivered the third week of October each year. The Program’s goal is to inform Canadians about the environmental and social ramifications of wasteful practices. WRW uses its “take action” messaging to empower all Canadians to adopt more environmentally-conscious choices. WRW provides Canadians with information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living, creating solutions to the many environmental challenges we face.

wrw-logo2016-e-200xFind more information at Waste Reduction Week in Canada and download resource kits and posters.

 

Triple StaRs Grade 4 Waste Reduction Challenge

Triple StaRs Waste Reduction Challenge is a great way for Grade 4 classes in Alberta to find practical ways to reduce waste during Waste Reduction Week and throughout the year. The challenge has been designed to easily fit into regular classroom planning and is a great fit with the Waste in Our World curriculum. For more information, please check out our Triple StaRs page.

Municipal Toolkit

This resource will help your community get on the path to waste awareness and reduction!  Topic include:

  • Municipal Waste Reduction Programs in Canada
  • WRW Municipal Proclamation
  • Conduct a Waste Assessment
  • Waste Reduction Action Plans
  • Investigating Green Procurement
  • Green Events

For more information, please visit Waste Reduction Week in Canada.

School Resource Kit

This resource will help your school get on the path to waste awareness and reduction!  Topic include:

  • How Waste Aware is Your School?
  • Conduct a Waste Assessment
  • Formulating an Action Plan
  • Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!
  • Investigating Environmental Purchasing
  • Classroom Activities for Waste Reduction Week in Canada
  • Planning Your Waste Reduction Week Activities

Go to the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website to see tools for classroom activities and more.

Business Resource Kit

This resource will help your small or medium enterprise get on the path to waste awareness and reduction!  Topic include:

  • Conduct a Waste Assessment
  • Create a Waste Reduction Action Plan
  • Reduce
  • Reuse
  • Recycle
  • Sustainable Purchasing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Other Concepts and Tools

Visit the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website for more information.

Proclaim Waste Reduction Week in Your Community or School

Let us know if your school or municipality has made a proclamation.

If you are interested in becoming involved with any of the WRW campaigns, contact RCA Projects & Outreach Coordinator, Leanne Moreira, at 403.463.4463 or leanne@recycle.ab.ca