This week we celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada, which is a national environmental campaign that builds awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourages choice for more environmentally responsible products / services, and promotes actions that divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources.
As a waste removal company servicing the construction industry, we value efficient and sustainable waste management practices and love to educate our clients about proper ways to dispose of their construction waste. We try our very best to divert as much as we can from the landfill when we pick up loads from construction sites throughout the Lower Mainland and the Sea to Sky Corridor by donating, recycling and reusing. We do dispose actual garbage too but our whole MO is to be environmentally conscious when it comes to hauling away construction waste. Speaking of, have you read our environmental policy yet?
Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a unique program, focused solely on the principles of circular economy, resource efficiency, and waste reduction. The program’s primary purpose is to celebrate environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions. The celebratory nature of the campaign is how it motivates learning and behavior change.
The program’s educational resources and “take action” messaging empower all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices. Waste Reduction Week in Canada further provides information and ideas to reduce waste in all facets of daily living, creating the solutions to the many environmental challenges we face including climate change, water pollution and preservation of natural resources.
Each day of Waste Reduction Week and its associated theme will be presented through the lens of its contribution to advancing a Circular Economy. As a relatively new concept in Canada, the theme days will provide an opportunity to educate what is meant by the Circular Economy as each theme has its own story to tell. In selecting the themes for WRW 2017 the topics that were relevant and top of mind for the public and engaged stakeholders.
Monday’s programming will showcase new and innovative circular economy which ties into our two informational blog post in regards to landfill diversion. We focus on places to donate construction waste in Part 1 and then in Part 2 we focuse on places you as well as us recycle construction waste. Lastly, have you read our post about the recycling stations we have implemented on construction sites? Let us know what you think and if we need to add anything else to the posts.
To learn more or get involved in #WasteReductionWeek head over -> here.