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Celebrating Waste Reduction Week In Saskatchewan

Released on October 15, 2018

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has proclaimed October 15 to 21 as Waste Reduction Week in Saskatchewan.  Throughout the week, people are encouraged to find innovative ideas and solutions to become more environmentally conscious.  In its 17th year, Waste Reduction Week continues to highlight the importance of waste reduction, conservation and recycling, as well as the positive impact living green has on our environment.

“Waste Reduction Week is a chance to celebrate Saskatchewan’s achievements in developing successful recycling programs and waste management systems,” Duncan said.

Over the past year, Saskatchewan has made progress on a number of waste stewardship and recycling initiatives.  Earlier in 2018, a program for the responsible management of used grain bags was launched, the first of its kind in Canada.  The waste electronics program was expanded to include more items, such as microwave ovens, GPS units and game consoles.

The Government of Saskatchewan is also continuing to work toward a program for household hazardous waste.

Each year, Saskatchewan’s Waste Reduction Week is proclaimed in conjunction with Waste Reduction Week in Canada.  The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) coordinates provincial involvement with the national campaign.

“Waste Reduction Week is an opportunity for everyone in Canada to focus on reducing, reusing and recycling,” Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council Executive Director Joanne Fedyk said.  “We encourage all Saskatchewan residents to participate in events during the week.  The SWRC supports new provincial programs, such as the one being planned for household hazardous waste, that will give Saskatchewan residents more options for keeping materials out of landfills.”

For a full list of Waste Reduction Week events or to learn how you can take part, visit www.saskwastereduction.ca.

Share your waste reduction stories and tips through social media using the campaign hashtag #WasteReductionWeek to help spread the word.

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For more information, contact:

Corey Rhiendel
Environment
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6595
Email: corey.rhiendel@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-519-9078

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