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Zero Waste Challenge Waterloo Region

Zero Waste 101

Going zero waste is tougher than you might think. Here are blog posts and videos to help you meet the Zero Waste Challenge in the Waterloo Region.

Or you can use them to learn how you can reduce your waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Zero Waste Living Blog Posts

Informative blog posts and videos for those interested in learning how to reduce their waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle!


Organic waste options for apartments, townhouses and condos

What is Zero Waste?

Introducing the “zero waste” concept

Getting started

Tips to begin a zero waste lifestyle

How to conduct your own home waste audit with demonstration video and checklists

Dealing with pet waste

How to dispose of your pet waste


Your guide to recycling plastic in Waterloo Region

The feel good, do good of recycling


Get creative with reuse by repurposing

Use a reusable water bottle!

Bring your own cup/container

Use zero waste cloth napkins


Repair rather than replace

Reducing waste when buying food

Zero waste grocery shopping

Buy local food

Rot / Compost

Make dirt not waste. Use your green bin / compost.

Make your own

Make your own cleaning products.

How to create your own natural hygiene products

Food for thought

How much single use plastic is in your life?

Declutter your house

If you have suggestions on what challenges we should cover, let us know.

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