Waste Reduction Week 2015

Waste Reduction Week 2015

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Welcome to Waste Reduction Week in Canada, held this year from October 19-25, 2015. We want to challenge you to reduce your ecological footprint through the actions and activities located in this section. And we hope to inspire you to come up with your own, unique, creative ways to reduce waste.

Since 2001, National Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW) has been organized by a coalition of non-government, not-for-profit environment groups, including RCBC, from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

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Keep Up to Date on the Latest During WRW2015!

Check back here often or follow RCBC's Twitter page for the latest tips, news, and happenings around Waste Reduction Week!


Check out these easy to read resources on recycling, EPR programs, organics management and more! 

History of Recycling BC

BC has come a long way when it comes to recycling! Check out the major waste reduction milestones in the province's history.

BC EPR Banner

Not sure what's accepted for recycling in BC? Check out this guide for existing programs plus some fun factoids!

Organics Banner

Several regional districts, including Metro Vancouver, have banned food waste from the garbage. Find out why organics diversion is important!

WRW Tip of the Day 2015 Series 

This year's tips of the day will focus on compostable organics waste. Come back each day from October 19-23 to discover great tips on how to reduce and divert food waste.

  • Monday, October 19: Tackling Food Waste
  • Tuesday, October 20: Waste-Proof Your Kitchen
  • Wednesday, October 21: How to Get the Most Out of Your Food
  • Thursday, October 22: How to Reduce Waste by Composting
  • Friday, October 23: Tap into Community


We Support WRW2015 Button


Download a button to show off your commitment to Waste Reduction Week in Canada!

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OFFICIAL 2015 Waste Reduction Week Poster

WRW 2015 official poster

Download the poster in advance for your school, office, or home to show off your commitment to Waste Reduction Week!

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Get Involved! 

Looking for ideas? Click here for posters, programs and other ideas from past Waste Reduction Week campaigns.  


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Thank you to Waste Reduction Week in Canada's national sponsor RecycleMyCell.ca