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Manitoba is Celebrating Canada’s 21st Waste Reduction Week

The month of October is Circular Economy Month, meant to teach Canadians simple habits like reducing, reusing and recycling, and helping the citizens adopt these behaviours, so they can help fight climate change. The most crucial week of this month is the third week as Canada celebrates Waste Reduction Week.

Schools across the country will teach students more about waste reduction and recycling. “As we celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, let’s think about what we can do at home, school, or work to limit what we dispose of. By playing our part, we’re not only helping to make our communities cleaner and greener, but we’re ensuring our children and grandchildren have a better world in which to live,” said the Minister of Environment and Climate Change in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, Hon, Gary Crossman.

The impressive thing about Circular Economy month is that it has been focusing on teaching the concepts of waste reduction and recycling for more than twenty years. These twenty years are paying off, and even though the process is slow, the new generations are learning more about the Climate Change issue and being taught how to help fight it.

Moreover, Circular Economy month has commented on this month, “Small individual changes like refusing a plastic straw, swapping a single-use coffee cup for a reusable mug, or placing recyclables in the correct bin are now second nature to many Canadians. While these small everyday behaviour changes are critical – today’s climate and advancing the circular economy requires bigger, broader, and bolder changes.” Many organizations around Manitoba will be celebrating this week. The University of Manitoba has already started its celebration with the “Bin it to Win it contest,” an event to encourage students and staff members to use the new bins around the campus. Hopefully, more schools and universities will participate in this event as it is vital to teach young generations about the importance of waste reduction and recycling.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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