Saskatchewan Joins the Nation in Celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada October 19-25, 2020

Repair Cafes all across Saskatchewan

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. 

To celebrate Waste Reduction Week in 2020, we will once again be helping to encourage a Repair Café culture in Saskatchewan and we will be doing it virtually! Register your broken item and you will receive a link to the Virtual Repair Café Zoom meeting where knowledgeable volunteers will be available to coach you through fixing your item.

We’d love your help, we’re mostly looking for people with repair skills but we could also use a few people for general help.

Register your broken item here,

Register here to volunteer. 

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!

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.

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

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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