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Getting involved with Waste Reduction Week



Plastic Action Centre

Canada's Plastic Action Centre is now here! The Plastic Action Centre in an independent open-source repository that gathers  information to educate, engage, and empower action on plastics. Recycling Council of Ontario has developed the Plastic Action Centre to become a knowledge hub to provide governments, businesses, educators, researchers, and citizens the necessary scope of information to take meaningful action on plastics.

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Swap It Toolkit

Recycling Council of Ontario is developing the Swap It Toolkit, a downloadable, multi-language, and customizable package of resources that includes everything you need to organize a successful Swap Event for your community or building.

The Swap It Toolkit launches during Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2019!

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Swap It Toolkit


Waste Reduction Week in the News

New report by Second Harvest, agency that works to reduce

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