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.

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...

The Cost of Single-Use Plastic Waste

Lower the impact on the environment, and your wallet!

How Mother Earth Recycling is Doing E-Waste Recycling Differently

In preparation for Waste Reduction Week, we virtually sat down with Jessica from Mother Earth Recycling to learn a bit more about electronic recycling.

Documentaries about Waste Reduction

There are many ways to show love to the plant from home, including learning more about the importance of reducing waste. October 19-25 is Waste Reduction Week - a week to evaluate areas in our lives that are producing the most waste, and find ways to reduce. This...

Compost 201 Webinar Series

Take the next steps to get the most out of your composting. Sign up today!

Fall Is a Great Time to Start Composting

Three reasons why you should consider starting a compost pile at home this fall

Waste Reduction Week 2020

Waste Reduction Week 2020 is just around the corner. Let's talk about pandemic waste, food waste, e-waste + more!Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is an environmental campaign that builds awareness around the issues associated with consumption and waste. The campaign...

The Ultimate Back to School Guide: 2020 Edition

Going back to school this Fall and need face masks? School supplies? Reusable lunch kits? We’ve got you covered with a whole list of supplies you need to stay Earth-friendly and prepared.

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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