Recycling

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Reduce – Reuse – Recycle.  The ‘3R’ words are in that order because (1) reducing what we consume is a great place to start; (2) reusing things, instead of tossing them out, means we are wasting less; and (3) when something is past its useful life, we certainly need to recycle it, so the materials can be recovered. Recycling is available to over 95 per cent of Manitobans. To find out about recycling printed paper and packaging materials in Manitoba, visit Simply Recycle, the web site of  Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba. Below are direct links to details on recycling in Manitoba communities.

RECYCLING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Recycling Other Materials

Practical Living Tips

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!

Green Action Centre’s Top 10: Winter Eco-Actions

Check out Green Action Centre staff’s top 10 things that we do to leave a lighter footprint (and have a lot of fun) in the winter!

Post Holiday Waste

The holidays are over and we have to deal with all that post holiday waste. Check out some of our great ideas for reducing that pile.

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News

Compost-a-palooza

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.

Northern and First Nation Spring Clean-up

Recycle Everywhere and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba are hosting a northern communities spring cleanup challenge! Cleanup supplies provided, and prizes to be won, including $5000 towards recycling initiatives in your community.

Field Trip Series: Green Action Goes to the Recycling Plant

In the world of waste disposal recycling has always been touted as…

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Research

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.

Greener Christmas Trees

It is better for the environment, not to mention your wallet, to skip a Christmas tree altogether. But if it’s an important part of your holidays, which is better – a natural or artificial tree?

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Links

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.

Composting Links

Find links on everything from where to get compost bins and supplies to where to buy your red wrigglers or how to build your own pet waste digester!