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Waste Reduction Week Canada

The City of Kenora recognizes the importance of being a leader in environmental sustainability by proclaiming Waste Reduction Week for the City of Kenora each year.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourages choice for more environmentally responsible products/services, and promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources.

Practicing the 3Rs to reduce waste from our daily lives will help to conserve resources and protect our environment.  Reduce Reuse and Recycle.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada suggests:

Reduce

  • At work or school:
    • Reduce paper use by using both sides
    • Pack your lunch in reusable containers
    • Rent items that are not used very often
    • Purchase products with recycled content
  • When shopping:
    • Reduce waste by avoiding over packaged or unnecessary disposable items
    • Avoid food packaged in individual servings—where feasible and safe, buy in bulk
    • Buy drinks in refillable containers where available
    • Use your own cloth bags

Reuse

  • Purchase durable products that can be repaired and reused
  • Donate things to or purchase household items and clothing from charity shops or have a yard sale
  • Reuse jars and containers for storage
  • Donate reusable equipment to schools, churches or other charity organizations
  • When shopping consider buying used items

Recycle

  • Recycle in the garden by composting organics such as food scraps, leaves and yard trimmings
  • Use the recycling services provided by the City of Kenora
  • Take end-of-life items back to where they were purchased or other take-back centres
  • When shopping consider the material that the item is made from and packaged in