Mayor Proclaims 2019 Waste Reduction Week - Reach for Reusables!
The City of Regina encourages residents to “Reach for Reusables” during Waste Reduction Week, October 21 to 27, and adopt the habit of choosing reusable items throughout the year.
“There are many simple steps that each of us can take to reduce or eliminate our consumption of single-use disposable materials,” says Mayor Michael Fougere. “Our Waste Reduction Week theme ‘Reach for Reusables’ is a reminder to keep reusable drinking containers and shopping bags handy and to think of integrating other reusable items into your routine to reduce waste.”
If every Regina resident substituted just one disposable cup a day with a reusable container, it would reduce more than 5,000 tonnes of garbage in one year.
Another way to reduce waste is to fix household items to extend their useful life. Drop into the Repair Café on Saturday, October 26 and get free repairs on broken electronics, furniture, toys, bicycles, clothing, and more. The Repair Café will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre.
“The City of Regina has many committed recyclers and we know most residents support the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “We can all take small actions every day to help reduce the amount of waste we are sending to the landfill.”
The City is also asking for residents’ input in the Single-Use Plastics Survey, which can be found at Regina.ca/plastic until October 25. Take the five-minute survey and help identify options you support to reduce single-use plastics in our community.