Montreal West to launch its second Zero Waste challenge!

Category : Environment
March 23, 2023

The Town of Montreal West piloted its first ever Zero Waste Challenge as part of Circular Economy Month last year. To build onto this green momentum, the Town will be hosting another Zero Waste Challenge this spring!

This challenge is in line with the Town’s collective effort to strive for zero waste and increase the rate of residual materials diverted from landfill. One of the main objectives for this year’s challenge would be to reduce household waste by 20%. As such, the Town is looking for households to participate in the challenge for four weeks. This experience will be an opportunity to learn best practices in waste management and begin the transition into a zero waste lifestyle.

From April 17 to May 12, participating households will commit to weighing their household waste (excluding recycling and compost) every week for four weeks. Households are also invited to attend workshops aimed at better understanding the waste they produce and collectively learning about ways to minimize it, with the kick off workshop being on April 17.

Everyone is invited to take part in this opportunity and make their contribution to protecting our environment. Households interested in participating in the challenge have until April 4 at 11:59 p.m. to register through the online form.

Quick recap:

  • Registration period: March 24 to April 4 at 11:59 pm
  • Challenge objective: Reduce household waste by 20%
  • Workshop dates: April 17 at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. Date of 2nd workshop TBD
  • Challenge duration: April 17 to May 12
  • Prize to win: Zero waste starter kit

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