Take Action with Waste Reduction Week – October 17 to 23, 2011

Not to be confused with Earth Day in April, Waste Reduction Week(WRW) is a national event recognized during the third week in October and is coordinated by non-profit organizations and recycling councils from across the country.  The representative council in Ontario is the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO). cartoon image of a stick figure named Atlas holding up a partial image of a globe

This year’s WRW theme is “Too Good to Waste” which  inspires us all to become more mindful of our waste management habits and exercising the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) to protect the environment.

WRW encourages everyone to become involved in waste reduction and provides resources such as school curriculum, community events and campaigns, business waste program challenges and waste reduction resources for individuals. While this is a national campaign, recycling councils often run a campaign that is specific to their province or territory.

How do you plan to reduce your waste to honour Waste Reduction Week this October?

Will you make sure to use a reusable mug? What about choosing products that have very little or no packaging? Perhaps you will try to recycle and compost a little bit more.  You can also submit an online proclamation on the WRW website to show your commitment to protecting and preserving the environment.

Imagine the impact we could have if we all made an effort to reduce, reuse and recycle a little bit more at home, school and work!

About Nicole Meek

Position: Waste Management Program Coordinator Passion: collaborating with my colleagues in projects that require team effort. Strange Obsession: Excel spreadsheets, I always find an excuse to whip one up! At Home: I love being active, running/walking my dog, biking with my husband, or participating in various exercise regimes.
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