Waste Reduction

Why is this important?

Reducing wastes by identifying and avoiding wasteful practices, reusing materials, recycling and composting can save money, protect valuable resources and serve as a model for children and families.

What actions can we take?

  • Avoid generating waste across all aspects of your program (e.g. food waste, plastic waste, single use items). 
    • Find out about local programs for take-back/recycling of electronic waste, such as old computers and televisions. 
    • Do not flush or discard expired pharmaceutical products; consult your local pharmacy or municipality for safe disposal options. 
    • Consult your municipality about hazardous waste drop-off/pick-up services for items such as paint, solvents and other hazardous materials. 
    • Compost — either through a municipal program, an outdoor bin or an indoor bin. 
    •  Avoid purchasing products with excessive packaging. 
  • Choose non-disposable and non-plastic options when purchasing supplies / materials whenever possible.

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