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.

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.

Red River Co-op donates $15,850 from plastic bag sales to Green Action Centre

Donation made to create new resources and training to support plastic and food waste reduction   Winnipeg, Manitoba – Red River Co-op donated $15,850 to Green Action Centre in their second year of partnership, which will further the non-profit’s food waste and plastic...

Winter clothing drive for the Island Lake Anishinew Nation

Please drop off winter clothing between now and December 10.

Second Hand Shopping in Manitoba: A Directory

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

Recap of Waste Reduction Week 2020

A recap of Waste Reduction Week 2020 and what to do next.

Don’t trash your Halloween pumpkin!

Don’t send your pumpkin to the landfill. Cook it, compost it, reduce your waste!

Buy Less, Fix More

The cost of every item purchased goes beyond the price tag

Waste Not, Want Not: How COVID-19 is Affecting Food Waste in Canada

What would happen if the average household saved an extra $2000 every year? Think about the programming and supports that could be funded, the quality food people could afford, and the upgrades that could be done to buildings to make them more energy efficient. A...

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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