Sustainability Superheroes Encourage Regina to Celebrate Waste Reduction Week: October 17 – 23, 2022
The City of Regina is excited to celebrate Waste Reduction Week, as part of Circular Economy month, with its Sustainability Superhero campaign. Residents are encouraged to improve their own waste reducing superpowers by learning from the Super Sorter, the Thrift-o-nator and the Minimalist.
Waste Reduction Week emphasizes the importance and benefits of reducing household waste. The average Regina resident produces 25 per cent more waste than the average Canadian. That equates to producing 907 kilograms of waste per person, which is approximately 60 bags per household each year.
“We want to empower residents to take action and help increase waste diversion efforts to contribute to a greener and more sustainable city,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Anyone can become a waste diversion superhero with the power to sort waste, stop waste from entering homes and reusing wherever possible.”
All this week, residents can test their own sustainability superpowers for a chance to win superhero themed prize packages. To enter the contest, visit the City’s Facebook page and watch for the superhero quizzes.
Our community’s goal is to keep 65 per cent of our residential waste out of the Landfill through diversion. Curbside recycling collection, curbside food and yard waste collection (coming fall 2023), Big Blue Bins, the Yard Waste Depot and more, all help divert waste from the Landfill.
Visit Regina.ca/reduce to meet the superheroes and learn more about their waste reduction and diversion superpowers.