Circular Economy Month - October 2022

Each year the Recycling Council of British Columbia organizes BC’s involvement in observing Waste Reduction Week (October 17th through 23rd, 2022) in Canada. This year, the Circular Innovation Council has expanded the campaign to recognize October 1st through 31st, 2022 as Canada’s very first Circular Economy Month! 

Throughout #CircularEconomyMonth and In the weeks leading up to #WasteReductionWeek, RCBC invites you to join us in celebrating this important national event. Each week of the month of October will focus on introducing the concept of circular economy and amplifying its broader social, environmental, and economic benefits. 

Want to learn more about the Circular Economy


What are the Benefits of the Circular Economy? 

Want to learn more about the environmental benefits of the Circular Economy? Check out Week 2 of Circular Economy Month content, here

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. 

What can You Do?

  • PROCLAIM. Profile your dedication to waste reduction to your community. Check back to see which municipalities have officially proclaimed their commitment towards Circular Economy Month.
  • PLEDGE. 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.
  • PROMOTE. Register your waste reduction event or activity so that people across Canada can find and attend it! 

Use the hashtags #CircularEconomyMonth and #WasteReductionWeek to spread your waste reduction ideas and activities on social media channels! Check back here often and follow RCBC's Twitter page (@RecyclingBC) for the latest tips, news, and happenings throughout Circular Economy month!

#WasteReductionWeek Theme Days



BC Recycling History Banner

BC has come a long way when it comes to recycling! Check out the major waste reduction milestones in the province's history. (View I Download)

BC EPR Programs

Check out this guide for facts on many of BC's stewardship programs! (View I Download)

Why a Circular Economy Banner

What is the Circular Economy? Learn how it represents a different approach to the "take-make-toss" model of doing things! (View I Download)

Composting Just the Facts

Composting properly helps fight climate change, save on precious landfill capacity, and replenishes soil fertility. Learn the various types of composting along with tips in this infographic. (View I Download)

18 Banned Green Bin Items

Not sure if something should go in your green bin? Check out this infographic to learn what items to exclude to ensure finished compost comes out great! (View I Download)