Theme Days

Each day during Waste Reduction Week has its own theme. Our themes focus the discussion, promote achievements, and celebrate advancements in each area. Participants have the option to support areas that are most important to them or learn about a new issue. 

New for 2020!

To further recognize important pillars of a circular economy, the Waste Reduction Week program theme has been adjusted slightly for 2020. The week will kick-off by introducing circular economy while celebrating broader circular economy initiatives and concepts. The weekdays will engage Canadians on key waste management issues and material streams: textiles, e-waste, plastics, and food waste. The weekend will encourage Canadians to extend the life of these products/materials through the sharing economy, swapping, and repairing. Champions and innovators of each theme will now be celebrated throughout the week and year.

Have an idea? 

We are continually developing new resources, action items, and events for our seven Waste Reduction Week theme days. We will be providing updates on new ways to get involved throughout September and October. Have an idea for Waste Reduction Week? Send us a note at