Waste Reduction Week October 16-22, 2023
Waste Reduction Week has become part of a larger event, Circular Economy Month. Waste Reduction is a key component of a Circular Economy. The week itself, with its theme days and activities, continues to be a focal point for highlighting waste reduction.
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 2023, we will once again be helping to encourage a repair culture in Saskatchewan with the help of our sponsor Affinity Credit Union.
If you'd like to host an in-person Repair Café in your community get in touch and we can provide resources and advice! If you'd like to volunteer at a Repair Cafe in your community fill out this form.
Warm Hearts - Jacket Repair Project
We have been thrilled with the success of Warm Hearts since 2021, a project dedicated to repairing winter jackets and donating them to local community organizations.
We are currently looking for volunteers who are able to repair jackets in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, but are open to expanding to any community if there is enough volunteer interest. To volunteer please fill out this form.
Waste Reduction Week Themes
Each day of the week has its own waste related theme:
Monday: The Circular Economy
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.
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!
Circular Economy Month main website