As in previous years, FullCircles Ottawa will ask City of Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, to proclaim Oct 21-27, 2013 as ‘WASTE REDUCTION WEEK IN OTTAWA“. Once the proclamation has been made, we encourage Ottawa freecyclers to work with us to raise the awareness level about waste. Watch for more news about WRW in Ottawa.
Waste Reduction Week engages and empowers Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. WRW is currently held in the third week of October each year.
WRW’s “take action” message calls on all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices. The Waste Reduction Week educational resources provide information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living. Reducing waste is one solution to the many environmental challenges we face: climate change, water pollution and preservation of natural resources.
History of WRW
Recycling and Waste Reduction Weeks started in the mid-1980s, when a number of recycling councils and environmental organizations began holding provincial events. In 2001, these organizations came together, pooled their resources and expanded their efforts into a national event called Waste Reduction Week in Canada (WRW).