Happy Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Let us use this time to remind ourselves of the waste issues our environment and economy currently face. From plastic in our oceans, electronic waste being exported to developing countries for unsustainable disposal options, and consumerism which supports a take, make, use, and dispose culture. Let this week remind us of the individual actions we can take to reduce waste such as reducing the use of single-use plastics and by taking the opportunity to educate yourself by visiting the Waste Reduction Week in Canada website. Let us also take this time to celebrate how far we have come by developing initiatives related to a circular economy. Including new extended producer responsibility regulations across the world and the Government of Canada’s national ban on the sale of harmful plastics.

-Lisa James

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