Waste Reduction

Composting Bins - Compost bin options

Start by rethinking how much you really need to buy, use and discard in the first place. Maybe there are alternatives that will do the job in place of a new purchase. For the things we do need, recycling and composting are simple, easy ways for everyone to make a positive impact on our environment.

In this section, you will find current information on how to shrink your footprint on the earth, save money and help keep yourself and our environment healthy at home, at school and at work.

Put all four Rs into practice in your daily life — Rethink, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.

Waste Reduction Week Ideas for Businesses

Waste reduction by businesses can reduce the environmental impact of operations, save money, increase the comfort and efficiency of the workplace, boost the morale and well-being of employees, and increase customer loyalty.

Waste Reduction Ideas for Schools

LGLW - schools - outdoor classroom

Schools are places where a lot of resources are consumed and a lot of waste is generated. Here are some ideas for involving your class in waste-related activities that help to reduce the ecological footprint of schools.


Compost Winners Announced

  The Compost Winnipeg Downtown Challenge was a friendly waste diversion competition for…


May is a busy month of change and growth in the wonderful world of compost! Join us and others for events aimed at re-growing our relationship with our soils and the nutrient cycles that sustain us.

Election 2016 Debating the Environment: Event Recap

The Provincial Election is coming! If you have an interest how each running party feels about current environmental issues this is the article for you!

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Field Trip Series: Green Action Goes to the Recycling Plant

This rendering of our trip to the Emterra Recycling Plant helps explain why and how Winnipeg recycle bins get put to use!

Buy Nothing Day

This year, Buy Nothing Day will take place on Friday November 28. It is an international, informal, annual event dedicated to raising awareness of over-consumption.

Water Conservation

With Manitoba’s variable climate, learning to conserve water is more important than ever.

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Canada Water Week

Water is our most important resource. Without it, life on earth could…

David Suzuki at Work

The David Suzuki Foundation has created a great tool and resource for any and all eco-minded business women and men wanting to empower their co-workers into building a sustainable workplace.

Waste Reduction Week National website

Check out the national website to register, download posters and info kits for schools or businesses. Lots of great ideas on how you can participate in Waste Reduction Week.

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