Waste Reduction Week Manitoba

October 18-24, 2021

What is Waste Reduction Week?

Green Action Centre is excited to present Waste Reduction Week in a Manitoba context. Throughout the week we will be highlighting the impacts waste has in our world, celebrating those who are working hard to reduce their waste, and providing practical solutions to help Manitobans reduce their waste.


Follow along on social media and our blog for resources and tips about reducing e-waste, textile waste, plastic waste, and food waste.






What's the environmental impact of your wardrobe?

Please note: This calculator is powered by Thred Up, an online consignment store owned by Wal-Mart. We strong encourage people to choose local consignment/thrift options rather than purchasing clothes through Thred Up. 

52 Ways to Reduce Your Food Waste

Did you know that over 1/2 of all food produced in Canada is waste? In Manitoba a large portion of this food waste ends up in the landfill where it produces methane, a GHG much more potent than CO2.

Compostable Packaging Demystified

Unfortunately compostable packaging isn’t necessarily “better” for the environment. From oxodegradable to biodegradable there are lots of things to consider.

Green Action Centre’s Wish List for 2022

Every year we ask Santa for a number of wishes for the year ahead. Now we’re checking the list twice to see what’s come true!

Reducing Holiday Food Waste

Food is an integral part of the holidays. Let’s not waste it!

6 Sustainable Gift Wrapping Ideas

Reduce waste by using what you already have in your home to wrap your gifts!

Let’s all “Chip In” – recycle those Xmas trees!

Take your Christmas tree to one of the City of Winnipeg’s tree depots for recycling!

Beware of Greenwashing!

Be careful who you support. Companies use catchphrases like ‘eco-friendly’, ‘green’ or ‘all-natural’ purely as an advertising strategy, without accountability for what the word means.

How to Manage E-Waste Responsibly

E-waste is hazardous material. Over time, electronics can leak toxic elements, like mercury and lead, which can be harmful to the environment and to humans. Donating your electronics for reuse or recycling them at safely managed sites helps control the hazards. ...

That’s a (reusable) Wrap on Waste Reduction Week!

Missed any of the webinar presentations, demos or tips? Find them all here.

Composting and Food Waste Webinar Recordings

In case you missed them! Check out our Composting & Food Waste webinar series.

Sharing is Caring

A compiled list of options for those who want to look into sharing economy. From vehicles, to cycling needs, tools and more!

Second Hand Shopping in Manitoba: A Directory

Reuse whatever you can – by borrowing, renting, sharing, or buying second-hand!

Have questions about Waste Reduction? Want to share your thoughts about Waste Reduction Week? We would love to hear from you.

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