Circular Economy Month

For the first time in 2022, Waste Reduction Week was expanded and extended to celebrate the Circular Economy for the whole month of October! This month-long campaign was planned to educate and excite Canadians coast-to-coast about the opportunities and benefits of a Circular Economy. We continue to recognize Waste Reduction Week in the third week of October, and the remainder of the month will focus on introducing the concept of circular economy and amplifying its broader social, environmental, and economic benefits, communicating a different theme each week.

Thank you to all who joined RCBC in recognizing Circular Economy Month, October 1-31st 2022!


Waste Reduction Week

Since 2001, National Waste Reduction in Canada has been organized by a coalition of non-government and not-for-profit environmental groups from each of the 13 participating provincial and territorial jurisdictions across the country. Every year, we challenge businesses, organizations, and individuals to reduce their ecological footprint and to come up with unique and creative ways to reduce waste.

Each day of Waste Reduction Week has a different theme to engage with a different facet of waste reduction. They focus the discussion, promote achievements, and celebrate advancements in each area. Support areas that are most important to you, or learn more about a new issue!

Waste Reduction Week Themes:

Get Involved

Want to get involved? There are plenty of ways for individuals, businesses, schools, and local governments to be a part of the conversation!


Profile your dedication to waste reduction to your community. Check back to see which municipalities have proclaimed their commitment to Circular Economy Month.


Learn about food waste and take action by taking the Food Waste Pledge! If you are an elementary school or classroom taking the Pledge, take the Pledge for Kids.


Tag #CircularEconomyMonth and #WRWCanada on socials so everyone can see and share your Circular Economy Month and Waste Reduction Week activities!

Host an Event

Register your Circular Economy Month or Waste Reduction event or activity to be included on the calendar so that people across Canada can find and attend it!


What is the Circular Economy?

What’s the hype? Learn more about the transition to a Circular Economy and see what itĀ  could mean for our communities, businesses, and environment on our dedicated Circular Economy page.

Resources for Schools

Find the School Resource Kit, including Waste Reduction Week activities, instructions on implementing your very own waste reduction action plan, and much more!

Resources for Businesses

The Business Resource Kit includes suggestions for waste reduction activities, as well as resources to conduct a waste assessment, and implement a waste reduction action plan.

Resources for Municipalities

With resources specifically tailored to local governments, the Municipal Resource Kit highlights waste reduction action plans and green procurement.