Waste Reduction Week - Day Seven: Sunday Oct 21 - E-Waste21 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

Did you know globally last year, the total amount of electronic waste reached 44.7 million tonnes and approximately only 20 per cent is recycled?

Our new theme for 2018 is e-waste. On Sunday of Waste Reduction Week, join the conversation on e-waste and how less waste can be produced through circular approaches to product design, business models, and procurement.

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FIND OUT MORE: https://wrwcanada.com/en/2018-theme-days/sunday-e-waste

Key messaging for E-Waste Sunday

* Purchase refurbished electronics instead of purchasing
* Repair broken electronics whenever possible
* Refurbish or recycle electronics instead of landfilling them.
* Creating innovative approaches to product design

VIEW VIDEO: Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/e-waste-plastic-mining-pollution-environment-electronics-recycle-iphone-android/101714

VIEW VIDEO: waste: Why We Need to Act Now




RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS

Electronic Products Recycling Association operates regulated recycling programs in nine provinces across Canada. Please select your province to find out more about electronics recycling near you.

https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca

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RECYCLE MY ELECTRONICS LEARNING HUB

Introducing the Recycle My Electronics Learning Hub. Filled with games, quizzes and videos about recycling end-of-life electronics, this hub is a fun and interactive resource for students, educators and parents alike.

https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/learning/

Waste Reduction Week - Day Six: Sat Oct 20 - Swap, Share, Repair21 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

Swapping, sharing, or refurbishing extends product / material life cycles and diverts them from disposal. On the weekend of Waste Reduction Week, we are encouraging Canadians to think about the lifecycle of their materials and learn more about sustainable consumption, the sharing economy, and extending the life of materials through reuse.

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Become Aware of the Sharing Economy

View Video: What’s Next for the Sharing Economy?



Start a Repair Cafe

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Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together). In the place where a Repair Café is located, you’ll find tools and materials to help you make any repairs you need. On clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, et cetera. You’ll also find expert volunteers, with repair skills in all kinds of fields.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists they start making their repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with someone else’s repair job. You can also get inspired at the reading table – by leafing through books on repairs and DIY.

Tips and Resources on : HOW TO START A REPAIR CAFE

SWAPSITY

Canada's #1 Swapping Community
http://www.swapsity.ca

BUNZ

Join the sharing economy!  Why buy something you don’t need all the time when you can borrow it for a fraction of the cost!  Chainsaws tents, tables for a party – these aren’t everyday items, why don’t we share them instead of owing our own?  This will save resources, money and space in your house!

https://bunz.com




Waste Reduction Week - Day Five: Friday Oct 19 - Food Waste19 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

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Take the Food Waste Pledge!

Take the pledge and commit to making choices that will keep your food from becoming waste. You can take the pledge as an individual, school, business/organization, household, or community.

When you take the Food Waste Pledge, you'll commit to:

* Learn about food waste in Canada 
* Take action to reduce your food waste by:
* Planning meals and making a grocery list
* Storing fruits and vegetables properly so they last longer
* Getting creative with leftovers
* Thinking about expiry dates
* Share your food waste reduction tips and encourage others to take the pledge on social media using the hashtag #WasteReductionWeek

TAKE THE PLEDGE: https://wrwcanada.com/en/food-waste-pledge


FIND OUT MORE AT: https://wrwcanada.com/en/2018-theme-days/food-waste-friday

Waste Reduction Week - Day Four: Thursday Oct 18 - Plastics19 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

Since the 1950s 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been generated around the world and only 23 per cent of those plastics have been recovered or recycled. It is estimated that an additional 12 billion tonnes of plastic will be lost to disposal by 2050.

Join us as we highlight how the circular economy can drive resource efficiency and reduce the amount of plastic waste generated. Companies are creating innovate products and process to reduce plastics use altogether and to recover and reuse plastics that are already in the environment.

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Key Messaging for Plastics Thursday

We recommend communicating the following key messages on Plastics Thursday

Make simple changes in your everyday life to reduce your plastic footprint. Every action counts.
Engaging circular economy in product design and business models to reduce plastic waste.
Learn about how plastic affects marine environments and how you can take action.

Take Action!

Learn how to reduce and reuse plastics in everyday life through our online resources.
Find resources and links to other plastics awareness campaigns.
Share your thoughts on plastics use and reuse on social media using the hashtag #WasteReductionWeek.

FIND OUT MORE AT: https://wrwcanada.com/en/2018-theme-days/plastics-thursday

Waste Reduction Week - Day Three: Wed Oct 17 - Celebrating the Champions and Innovators18 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

Today we are celebrating the champions and innovators who are disrupting traditional business models to embrace waste reduction initiatives. We will tell the stories that celebrate what is possible when organizations approach waste reduction positively and progressively and those that are moving the conversation on waste reduction forward to what the next great innovation will be.



What can you do?

Proclaim Waste Reduction Week in Canada and demonstrate your dedication to waste reduction and circular economy.
Nominate a person, group, community, school, or organization who is making big changes. Let us know so we can help share their story!
Share your waste efforts on social media using #WasteReductionWeek. Remember, every action counts

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Waste Reduction Week - Day Two: Tuesday Oct 16 - Textiles16 Oct, 2018 | Posted by: cnhe

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Did you know the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles each year, and 95 per cent of those clothes could be reused or recycled? Globally, textiles waste has increased dramatically due to the rise in clothing consumption and production.

Textiles Tuesday will raise awareness on the environmental consequences of clothing and textiles consumption, and provide information on how you can donate your clothes for rewear/reuse.

Key Messaging for Textiles Tuesday

We recommend communicating the following messaging on Textiles Tuesday:

Practicing conscious consumption
Learning about the environmental impacts of clothing production
Repairing clothes before purchasing new
Repurposing clothes into new outfits and accessories
Extending the life of textiles through reuse: clothing swaps, shopping thrift, and donating clothes.

FIND OUT MORE AT: https://wrwcanada.com/en/2018-theme-days/textiles-tuesday

CHECK OUT SEVERAL VIDEOS ON THIS TOPIC FROM THE ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION YOUTUBE CHANNEL

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQAC2otE5_agzHZPnk3mE5w