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Schools have long been sustainability champions that instill life-long environmental awareness in students. Students who learn about waste and recycling at school develop positive environmental habits that are brought home and impact the entire family. Waste Reduction Week in Canada school resources are excellent for educators who want to reduce waste at their school and implement sustainability into the school curriculum all year long.

School Resource Kit

Download the School Resource Kit. This resource will help your school plan Waste Reduction Week activities, conduct a waste assessment, and implement a waste reduction action plan.

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Additional Resources for Teachers and Students

Videos

How Recycling Works (Grade 7+)

National Film Board of Canada – How do they recycle paper?

The Story of Stuff

How This Town Produces No Trash

Watch Your Dead Tech Get Demolished at an E-Waste Recycling Plant

Trash Me Project

Take your class through a virtual, interactive tour of a MRF. Choose from a guided tour or let your students explore...

Excellent resources, lesson plans, fact sheets, and games to educate students about waste reduction.

A helpful flyer developed by Toronto Region Conservation Authority on how to pack a waste-free lunch.

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Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for grades K-12. They provide excellent...

School Waste Reduction Workshops - The Region of Peel’s Waste Reduction Workshops...