Thank you for celebrating Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2020 with us! Although many in-person events were not possible this year, we’re proud that 2020 was our most engaging year yet! Canadians from coast to coast embraced the campaign and its seven themes virtually through social media, webinars, resources, landmark lightings, and more.
Now in its 19th year, Waste Reduction Week in Canada continues to engage more Canadians year after year, and we are excited to share a sampling of just some of your initiatives. While the official campaign has wrapped-up for 2020, Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program, and we encourage Canadians to continue to celebrate efforts and achievements all year long.
Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2020 Highlights
Check out all of the great initiatives and events that happened across Canada this Waste Reduction Week:
News and Announcements
Several announcements were made, and Waste Reduction Week in Canada 2020 was mentioned in 230 news articles.
- Ontario Developing a Stronger, More Effective Blue Box Program
- Tim Hortons® celebrating Waste Reduction Week with a series of announcements on new sustainability initiatives
- Cleanfarms' Programs Demonstrate Waste Reduction Week Circular Economy Goals
- Waste Reduction Week kicks off in the NWT
- WASTE REDUCTION WEEK: Over 90 per cent of Atlantic Canada’s consumer electronics now recyclable
- EWSWA hosts Waste Reduction Week events
- City of Peterborough renovates recycling facility just in time for Waste Reduction Week
- Charlottetown makes some 'pretty simple' suggestions for reducing waste
Social Media Buzz
More than 7,000 mentions of #WasteReductionWeek on social media, reaching almost 10 million Canadians.
Community Engagement & Education
More than 100 community events and initiatives took place.
38 landmarks from Vancouver to St. John’s lit up blue and green.
Approximately 100 organizations, governments, and schools across the country showed their dedication to the environment by proclaiming the third week of October as Waste Reduction Week in Canada.
Closing the Loop: Increasing Post-Consumer Recycled Content for Circular Outcomes
On Plastics Thursday we hosted a panel discussion with Keurig Dr Pepper Canada to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by increasing post-consumer recycled content across Keurig Dr Pepper Canada’s packaging portfolios and products. The panel was moderated by Jo-Anne St. Godard, Executive Director, Recycling Council of Ontario, and featured Stéphane Glorieux, President, Keurig Dr Pepper Canada and Jean-Luc Lavergne, Founder of Lavergne, one of Canada’s leading recycled plastics producers.
Save the Dates
It's never too soon to start planning for next year! Mark Waste Reduction Week 2021 in your calendars.
Follow along on social media as we continue to share resources, news, and information on our seven themes, and provide exciting updates for 2021.