Countdown to Waste Reduction Week 2019

2019 Themes

Getting involved with Waste Reduction Week



Plastic Action Centre

Canada's Plastic Action Centre is now here! The Plastic Action Centre in an independent open-source repository that gathers  information to educate, engage, and empower action on plastics. Recycling Council of Ontario has developed the Plastic Action Centre to become a knowledge hub to provide governments, businesses, educators, researchers, and citizens the necessary scope of information to take meaningful action on plastics.



Swap It Toolkit

Recycling Council of Ontario is developing the Swap It Toolkit, a downloadable, multi-language, and customizable package of resources that includes everything you need to organize a successful Swap Event for your community or building.

The Swap It Toolkit launches during Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2019!

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Swap It Toolkit


Join local governments, First Nations, schools, businesses, and organizations by declaring October 21 - 27, 2019 as Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Proclaiming is a great way to profile your dedication to waste reduction to your community. Don't forget to tell us why you are proclaiming and what your organization is doing to reduce waste and support a circular economy!


This week's featured proclamations


Waste Reduction Week in the News

Niagara Region is observing Waste Reduction Week, Oct.

Waste Reduction Week has been declared by Yorkton Council

New report by Second Harvest, agency that works to reduce

Upcoming Events

Education & Outreach Event
October 22, 2019
Please join us at Plaza 88 (Knight Hall) at 888 Central Avenue, Prince Albert on...
Swap, Share, Repair Event
October 26, 2019
Get broken household items fixed for free and learn while doing it! We'll have...
Swap, Share, Repair Event
October 18, 2019
Get expert help to fix broken household items for free! Extend the life of produ...
Swap, Share, Repair Event
October 19, 2019
With experienced volunteers, share in fun of repairing household items.

Popular Resources

This report outlines a vision for a system that works, delivering long-term benefits – a new textiles economy based...

As part of a range of activities focused on reducing methane emissions, under the Strategy on Short-Lived Climate...

This Food Matters Action Kit is loaded with informative resources and hands-on, creative activities to inspire...

Nearly 60 percent of food produced in Canada – amounting to 35.5 million metric tonnes – is lost and wasted...

Clothing swaps are a fun activity for encouraging reuse and extending the useful life of your clothes and...

Canada’s resource for information on plastic consumption, use, impacts, and solutions.

We celebrate the champions and innovators who are disrupting traditional business models to embrace waste reduction...

In the spirit of promoting rewear and reuse, we have partnered with Value Village® to challenge all Ontario and...


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