Business Resources

Businesses that demonstrate commitment to sustainability are often viewed as industry leaders, and Waste Reduction Week in Canada provides a platform to help organizations achieve their environmental initiatives. The resources and videos below will provide your organization with information and ideas to support your Waste Reduction Week activities and sustainability initiatives. 

Resources

Business Resource Kit

Download the Business Resource Kit. This resource will help your organization plan waste reduction activities, conduct a waste assessment, and implement a waste reduction action plan.

 

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Green Standards Ltd.

Green Standards is a specialized environmental firm that works with corporations and other large organizations to responsibly redistribute no-longer-needed surplus office furniture, equipment and supplies.

LEED

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Take Back the Light

Take Back the Light is Canada’s leading light recycling program for businesses and institutions, and provides a simple low-cost opportunity to have fluorescent lamps and light fixtures to be recycled responsibly.

WWF Climate Savers

Climate Savers is a climate leadership program that seeks to transform businesses into leaders of the low-carbon economy.

Ellen Macarthur Foundation

Through case studies and resources, learn how your organization can support the circular economy.

Terracycle Canada

Terracycle offers free recycling programs for hard-to-recycle wastes through upcycling. Collection programs can be run through your home, school, or office.

Videos

 
"Dining out" takes on a whole new meaning in Just Eat It. After seeing how much of our food is wasted, Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer, whose previous film The Clean Bin Project followed their efforts to live a zero-waste lifestyle, decide to take on a new challenge: to eat only rescued food for six months. Just Eat It follows the Vancouver couple as they forgo restaurant meals and quit grocery shopping cold turkey. Watch the film.
 
Host a screening in your community www.foodwastemovie.com/host-a-screening/ 

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy (Ellen Macarthur Foundation)

Story of Stuff

A fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns.