Choose to Reduce October 19-25 is Waste Reduction Week
Mayor Michael Fougere has proclaimed Waste Reduction Week in Regina from October 19-25, joining municipalities across Canada. In 2020, the City is encouraging residents to ‘Choose to Reduce’.
“We know that Regina residents believe in the importance of waste reduction, and the City has a role to play,” says Mayor Michael Fougere. “Every day, there are small actions we can all take to help reduce the amount of waste we are creating including remembering to bring a reusable bag. City Council recently passed the Plastic Checkout Bag Ban Bylaw which will come into effect next summer, and we are pleased to contribute to further reducing plastic waste from entering the landfill.”
Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a program aimed to celebrate environmental efforts while encouraging new innovative solutions. The public can join the conversation and enter to win some zero waste prizes by joining us on social media and using #WasteReductionWeek.
“We encourage residents to be aware of the importance and benefits of reducing the amount of waste coming into and out of the home,” says Kurtis Doney, Director of Water, Waste & Environment. “Be aware of the 5 Rs! Refuse what you don’t need, Reduce what you do need, Reuse what you have, Repurpose when possible, Recycle what you can.”
Did you know? Canadians use up to 15 billion plastic bags every year. Do what you can to reduce your daily waste and contribute to a greener tomorrow.
Visit Regina.ca/reduce for more helpful tips to reduce household waste