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Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national campaign to build awareness around the issue of sustainable and responsible consumption. Celebrated each October since 2001, this week-long event highlights the role that waste reduction can play in solving many of our environmental problems.
Waste Reduction Week offers students and teachers from across Canada an excellent opportunity to explore the social, economic and environmental impacts of waste and to take action to reduce reuse and recycle waste within their communities.
By the age of 6 months the average Canadian has consumed the same quantity of resources as the average person in the developing world consumes in a lifetime.
E-waste is the fastest growing source of waste in North America
Only 11% of e-waste is recycled
Resources 4 Rethinking encourages students and teachers to participate in Waste Reduction Week and offers the following suggestions to support this year’s theme.
For more information and activities be sure to check out the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website.