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Waste Reduction Week October 15 - 21, 2018

CANE has joined the campaign to support Waste Reduction in Canada.

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 from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across Canada.

  Learn how to get involved in National Waste Reduction Week.

  MONDAY: CIRCULAR ECONOMY & KICK-OFF

  TEXTILES TUESDAY

  WEDNESDAY: CELEBRATING CHAMPIONS & INNOVATORS

  PLASTICS THURSDAY

  FOOD WASTE FRIDAY

  SATURDAY: SWAP, SHARE, REPAIR

  SUNDAY: E-WASTE

  The Waste Reduction Week general resources will give you tools and ideas to promote reduced waste.


Waste Reduction Week 2018

Here are some tips from our President, Jennifer Morin:

Below I have shared five ideas to get you started to think about waste reduction in terms of the health care system.

  1. Get involved with the sustainability officer or green team in your area. If there is not one already established now is a great time to advocate for the formation of such a role. This role could include looking at ways to reduce waste and energy in the facility and encourage staff to get involved in greening the health system they are employed. Save with lighting and water.
  2. Recycle better. It is important to separate expensive infectious hospital waste from other, non-infectious hospital waste. Develop office protocols for hazardous waste. This requires a great deal of collaboration from many sectors within the health system.
  3. Minimize the amount of waste. Consider the reuse of items that will not compromise patient safety. The hospital procurement officer could opt for green alternatives, such as non-mercury thermometers and recyclable plastics.
  4. Reduce transportation pollution. Walk, cycle or take the bus to work.
  5. Encourage healthy and eco responsible diets. Increase offering of fresh fruits and vegetables, encourage the reduction of red and processed meats. Encourage the use of tap water and reusable containers in place of bottled water.

For more information follow go to the Coalition for Green Health Care – Green Office Toolkit.

TAKE THE FOOD WASTE PLEDGE


Take the Food Waste Pledge