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Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national campaign aimed at building awareness around the issue of sustainable and responsible consumption. Focusing on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency and waste reduction, this event will highlight seven different but related themes. Participants may choose to explore one or several of these themes during the week-long celebration.
Waste Reduction Week provides students and teachers from across Canada with 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 own 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 a number of resources to help explore this year’s themes.
For more information and activities be sure to check out the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website.