Saskatchewan Joins the Nation in Celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada October 18-24, 2021

Repair Cafés

In 2019, the SWRC organized Repair Cafés in nine cities with help from our sponsor Affinity Credit Union and many volunteers. A Repair Cafe is a pop-up, one day event where the public can bring in household items to be fixed for free by volunteers. Each item fixed is one less item destined for the landfill. 

In 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we held a Virtual Repair Café available to the whole province. We had volunteers offering repair advice through a video call as well as a couple virtual workshops.

To celebrate Waste Reduction Week in 2021, we will once again be helping to encourage a repair culture in Saskatchewan with the help of our sponsor Affinity Credit Union. In Saskatoon, there will be an in-person Repair Café on October 23rd at the Makerspace. There will also be a virtual aspect to the event for anyone not able to attend. Watch this space for updates!

If you'd like to host a socially distanced in-person Repair Café in your community get in touch and we can provide resources and advice!


Waste Reduction Week Themes

Each day of the week has its own waste related theme:

Monday: The Circular Economy and Kick Off

Tuesday: Textiles

Wednesday: E-Waste

Thursday: Plastics

Friday: Food Waste

Saturday: Sharing Economy

Sunday: Swap and Repair

There are opportunities to reduce waste in all areas of your life. Adopt a new waste-reducing habit today. Check out these links for suggestions on how you can make a difference.

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Join the other concerned Canadians planning activities that promote waste-free households, workplaces, schools and communities.Organizers, municipalities, businesses, and community groups will be planning events for Waste Reduction Week. Why not schedule an event yourself—send us your ideas!

Waste Reduction Week in Canada main website