Waste Reduction Week Manitoba

October 19-25, 2020

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.

The week will include free composting webinars, at-home documentary screenings, an opportunity to nominate your favourite “waste reducers” for prizes, and tons of resources via our blog and social media.

Follow along on social media and our blog for resources and tips about reducing e-waste, textile waste, plastic waste, and food waste. We will also be sharing resources about swapping/repairing and sharing.


Compost 201 Series

Free online webinars to help you learn (or advance) composting skills. Join us Oct. 19, 21, 26, 28 and Nov. 2

Celebrate Champions

Know someone who is working hard to reduce their waste? Nominate them to enter both of you into a draw for a waste reducing prize pack.

Watch a Doc

We’ve compiled a list of documentaries you can watch from home. Grab a low-waste snack and tune in!


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.

51 Ideas to make every day Earth Day

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. To celebrate, we have included a wide range of ideas – cool, practical, and fun – all actions that can make a difference.

Types of Compost Bin

Thinking of starting composting? We break down how to choose or build a bin – including free step by step building plans!

Green At Home Highlights

The #GreenAtHome contest has come to an end! Thank you to all who participated in greening at home! Congratulations to our winners!

The Biggest Secret to Reducing Home Food Waste

We tried a pantry challenge, and discovered a key to cutting down on food waste!

Green at Home with Prairie Dog Projects

School may look different this year and you may be stuck at home, but kids need to keep learning about sustainability and having fun at home.

Reduce Food Waste with a Pantry Challenge

Save money and reduce waste by eating the food already in your house. Read the latest on the blog to find out how to do a pantry challenge. Tip: start with an inventory! Meal planning is key to success as well.

Reducing Holiday Food Waste

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

Holiday E-Waste

If Santa dropped off a new laptop or TV at your house, here are tips on what to do with your unwanted electronics without adding to the landfill.

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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