Waste Reduction Week is a yearly week-long event focused on engaging and empowering Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in all facets of their daily living. The program calls on all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices starting in Waste Reduction Week but carrying through the entire year.
A good way for any business to get involved during Waste Reduction Week is to conduct a waste audit. A waste audit is a formal, structured process used to quantify the amount and types of waste(s) being generated by a busniess/organization. Information taken from the audit will help identify current waste handling practices and how they can be improved. Knowing this information will help you identify areas that can be improved on, as well be used to formulate actions of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle a higher percentage thus reducing the amount of waste that is needlessly being put into landfills. Performing a audit yearly is a great way to be able to see how much your business/organization has improved from the year before and what needs to be done to keep improving moving forward.
Other things you can do to get involved is to proclaim that you are taking part in the Waste Reduction Week and notify your employees of this, encouraging them to do the same at home. You can proclaim online that you are participating at http://www.wrwcanada.com/online-proclamation---ontario.
To learn more go to http://www.wrwcanada.com/business.