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Waste Reduction Week 416
Waste Reduction Week
Celebrated in Canada - October 16-22nd.
This year schools, individuals, businesses and municipalities from across Canada will participate in the annual Waste Reduction Week from October 16-22nd.
Waste Reduction Week is a great time for parents to help their children make a difference. Encouraging your child to "teach" your family different ways of reducing waste is a great way to reinforce school and classroom practices.
There are many different things that families can do together to support waste-free living. Here are some examples of what you and your children can practice at home or while shopping:
  • Post a "No Flyers" notice on your door
  • Take along your own reusable bags when shopping
  • Take along refillable mugs or cups when purchasing drinks
  • Read newspapers and magazines on-line
  • Avoid buying products with excess packaging
  • Have a garage sale and sell items that can be easily reused or repaired
  • Find a non-profit group in your area which will accept items no longer being used, such as clothes, furniture, books, toys and sports equipment
  • Sell unused items on-line using buy-and-sell sites
  • Pack lunches using reusable containers and cutlery
There are many activities that our schools will be engaged in to promote waste reduction. Why not ask your child to share with you all the different ways their school is reducing waste?
Get involved to show Canada, and the world, that you and your family are part of the waste reduction solution!
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