Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Municipalities across Canada are affected by waste management issues every day. Minimizing the amount of waste produced in a municipality reduces the need for landfill space, conserves natural resources, and decreases greenhouse gases.

“Waste Reduction Week in Canada” takes place October 19 to 25, 2020. This is the nineteenth iteration of the week, which is recognized across the country by municipalities, schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

In recognition of Waste Reduction in Canada, the Township of Algonquin Highlands, Municipality of Dysart et al, Municipality of Highlands East, Township of Minden Hills, County of Haliburton, and Haliburton County Public Library are partnering to share ways everyone can minimize their waste.

Each of the partners will use their social media channels to highlight the daily themes of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, supported by complementary book recommendations that help deepen the understanding and impact of our actions. Follow the Municipality of Dysart et al on Facebook and Instagram for daily tips!

In addition, the Haliburton County Public Library is hosting a number of free waste reduction activities on its Facebook page and Youtube channel:

  • Tuesday, October 20 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – fabric mache bowl using fabric scraps
  • Wednesday, October 21 at 2 p.m.: Tech Time Special – what on earth – are all those cords (and which ones do I really need)?
  • Thursday, October 22 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – recycled candle using old candle pieces or stubs
  • Friday, October 23 at 2 p.m.: Maker Break – egg geodes using leftover eggshells and Epsom salt
  • Saturday, October 24 at 10:10 a.m.: Storytime with Rob and Cats reading “My Water Comes from the Rocky Mountains” by Tiffany Fourment
  • Saturday, October 24: look for a special announcement about a new lending service

Be sure to follow your local municipal, county, and library social media channels for daily tips and hints on how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle your waste.

Together we can all make a difference!

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