Waste Reduction Week 2018 - October 15-21

wastereductionweekWelome to the 17th annual Waste Reduction Week in Canada, held this year from October 15-21, 2018

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.

This year, we want to challenge you to reduce your ecological footprint through the actions and activities located in this section, and hope to inspire you to come up with your own, unique, creative ways to reduce waste.

Share your ideas with us through the hashtag #WasteReductionWeek.

Click the "Get Involved" button to proclaim your commitment to make a difference!

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Keep Up to Date on the Latest During Waste Reduction Week 2018!

Check back here often and follow RCBC's Twitter page (@RecyclingBC) for the latest tips, news, and happenings leading up to and during Waste Reduction Week!

Use the #WasteReductionWeek hashtag to share your own waste reduction efforts!

Check out all the Municipalities that have already proclaimed #WasteReductionWeek! 


Check out our #RETHINK series of videos, covering everything from straws and coffee cups to food waste and produce bags!




Check out these easy to read resources on recycling, EPR programs, circular economy 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, updated with the latest facts and figures!

Circular Economy Banner

The circular economy represents an alternative to the conventional linear “take-make-dispose” economy of production and consumption. Learn about what it means through this infograph!

Show Your Support for #WasteReductionWeek 2017!

RCBC has developed a posters for your school, office, or home so you can show off your commitment to waste reduction. Download your favourite and spread the word! 

Rethink Waste Reduction Week 2017     Waste Reduction Paperless Coffee Break     Waste Reduction Cup or Cone     Waste Reduction Cup or Cone     Waste Reduction Recycle That
RETHINK: Waste Reduction Week 2017 RETHINK: A Paperless Coffee Break   RETHINK: Reuse or Single Use   RETHINK: Cup or Cone   RETHINK: You Can Recycle That

Or download one of these buttons to feature on your website and email signatures! (Click to Enlarge)


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