Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Celebrating Waste Reduction Since 2001

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program that supports principles and practices of the circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction that culminates as a week-long celebration every third week of October. Our purpose is to educate, promote, and celebrate individual and collective environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new and innovative ideas.

Theme Days

Waste Reduction Week in Canada programming highlights our transition to a circular economy by focusing the conversation around seven themes.

Our theme days focus the discussion, promote achievements, and celebrate advancements in each area during the campaign week and year-round.

History

The program started in the mid-1980s when a number of recycling councils and environmental organizations began holding provincial events. In 2001, the national Waste Reduction Week program was formalized by Circular Innovation Council (then Recycling Council of Ontario), which now supports the national movement in partnership with a coalition of not-for-profit environmental groups and governments from each of the 13 provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada. Provincial and territorial partners support the campaign through local promotion and events.

Our Impact

Waste Reduction Week in Canada continues to grow and engage more Canadians each year. Celebrating waste reduction and circular economy solutions has thrived on social media. Through our social media channels and program hashtags–#WasteReductionWeek and #SCRDCanada–businesses, governments, individuals, and institutions are using the Waste Reduction Week in Canada to share successes, launch initiatives, and make policy announcements.

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Waste Reduction Week in Canada continues to grow and engage more Canadians each year. Celebrating waste reduction and circular economy solutions has thrived on social media. Through our social media channels and program hashtags–#WasteReductionWeek and #SCRDCanada–businesses, governments, individuals, and institutions are using the Waste Reduction Week in Canada to share successes, launch initiatives, and make policy announcements.

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