National Waste Reduction Week (October 19-25)
The City has proudly proclaimed its support for National Waste Reduction Week (October 19-25) because our municipality is committed to conserving resources, protecting the environment and educating the community.
Waste Reduction Week in Canada provides information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living.
Waste Reduction Week 2020 is based on seven themes. Here are some simple tips and ideas for each day:
Monday, October 19 - Circular Economy
When buying items, consider whether they can be reused, refurbished or dismantled when you are done with them, to keep products and materials in use for as long as possible. Some ideas for developing a circular economy in Edmonton were explored earlier in 2020.
Tuesday, October 20 - Textiles
You can extend the life of your clothes by mending them, and donate them to a registered charity when you are done with them. See more in this Repairathon video and check our reuse directory for information on donating.
Wednesday, October 21 - E-waste
You can take your e-waste to a local Eco Station so its parts and materials can be reused and recycled. Here are some creative ideas to reuse your old electronics.
Thursday, October 22 - Plastics
Watch this video to learn about Single-Use Plastics, and then make a plan to reduce your use of plastics.
Friday, October 23 - Food Waste
These simple tips can help keep food fresh longer and use up leftover scraps.
Saturday, October 24 - Sharing Economy
Millions of Canadians use the sharing economy every day - through ride-sharing apps, rental services, libraries and more. Facebook groups such as Buy Nothing, Upcycling and Freecycle are springing up to find homes for items you would like to give away.
Sunday, October 25 - Swap and Repair
Not sure if your item can be repaired? Find or organize a repair cafe. Be inspired by the repair cafe in Okotoks, AB.
You can find more ways to reduce your waste below.