Waste Reduction Week 2013
Welcome to Waste Reduction Week in Canada! This year was held from October 21-27, 2013. We want to challenge you to reduce your ecological footprint through the actions and activities located in this section. And we hope to inspire you to come up with your own, unique, creative ways to reduce waste.
Since 2001, National Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW) has been organized by a coalition of non-government, not-for-profit environment groups, including RCBC, from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.
The WRW mascot Atlas has a heavy burden carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders, and the waste we produce doesn't make is job any easier! We want you to show the rest of Canada how you're helping to ease Atlas' load through your own reduce, reuse and recycle activities.
The 'Recycle My Cell' national cell phone recycling program wants to help Atlas ease his load by making sure that all old and out-of-use cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, pagers as well as their batteries and accessories are properly recycled. The Recycle My Cell Challenge! challenges Canadian students from kindergarten to post secondary are to recycle as many old wireless devices and accessories. Check out the contest details and join the Recycle My Cell Challenge!
- Waste Reduction Week for Schools
- Waste Reduction Week for Business
- Waste Reduction Week for Muncipalities
- Municipalities that have proclaimed WRW 2013!
2013 Waste Reduction Week Poster
Download the poster in pdf format:
WRW Tip of the Day 2013 Series
Monday, October 21: Why Reduce Waste?
Tuesday, October 22: What You Can Do: Precycle
Wednesday, October 23: What You Can Do: Re-Use
Thursday, October 24: What You Can Do: Recycle more
Friday, October 25: How to Make Every Week WRW
Looking for ideas? Click here for posters, programs and other ideas from past Waste Reduction Week campaigns.
Thank you to Waste Reduction Week in Canada's national sponsor: