Waste Reduction Week 2019
Posted on October 19, 2019
Once again, it's Waste Reduction Week in Canada! From October 21-27, and each day has a theme:
Oct 21: Circular Economy
Circular Economy is all about planning for the entire life of the products people make and use. Rather than planning for the end of the life of a product to be the landfill, circular economy looks to reuse, re-make, or recycle every product. Find out more here.
Oct 22: Textiles
Textiles, particularly clothing, make up a lot of waste that can be reduced and reused. Think about repairing clothing, buying high quality, and keeping a smaller wardrobe. You can learn about fast fashion waste here.
Oct 23: Champions & Innovators
You, too, can be a champion of waste reduction! Inspire your friends and family by setting green goals for yourself and showing them how it's done!
Oct 24: Plastics & Packaging
Plastics and packaging clog up our oceans and landfills, & creating greenhouse gases as they degrade. Find out more about how to deal with plastic with our friends over at Plastic-Free YYC!
Oct 25: Food Waste
Oct 26: Swap, Share, Repair
For all the products we buy that we can't avoid (reduce), we can try to find ways to reuse them before we recycle them. Swap, Share, and Repair are all great ways to do that. You can find lots of articles online of how to repair, and you can borrow all the tools you need from the Calgary Tool Library!
Oct 27: E-Waste
E-Waste is all our unused and end-of-life electronics. Much of these are still in good shape, although some might be in need of repair. Reducing your e-waste might be as simple as waiting before you buy the next cell phone model, or as complicated as learning to repair your own computer. Either way, there are many tips out there. This CBC article goes over some of them.