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Zero Waste Challenge Waterloo Region

Zero Waste 101

Going zero waste is easier 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. 

Organizations and businesses that help you reduce your waste

What can you do with items that still have value to others such as furniture, clothing, and building materials? Or items such as electronics, hazardous waste or tires that can not go to the landfill?

Check out this list of places that help extend the life of materials you no longer need.

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!

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


What to do with diapers 

A sustainable living approach to having your period

How much single use plastic is in your life?

Solving the just gotta have cereal, zero waste woes

Reducing waste when buying food

5 Tips for zero waste grocery shopping

Zero waste grocery shopping

Buy local food

Make your own

Make your own cleaning products.

How to create your own natural hygiene products


Get creative with reuse by repurposing

Use a reusable water bottle!

Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB)

Use zero waste cloth napkins


Repair rather than replace


Your guide to recycling plastic in Waterloo Region

The feel good, do good of recycling

Rot / Compost

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

Organic waste options for apartments, townhouses and condos

More ideas to consider

Declutter your house

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

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