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New waste bins at Bannatyne campus.

New hallway waste bins can be found at Bannatyne and Fort Garry campuses.

Bin it to Win it this Waste Reduction Week

October 14, 2022 — 

Waste Reduction Week is back!

From October 17 – 23, explore seven themes in waste reduction, including circular economy Monday, textiles Tuesday, e-waste Wednesday, plastics Thursday, food waste Friday, sharing economy Saturday, and swap and repair Sunday. Waste Reduction Week is a national event encouraging all Canadians to learn about the circular economy, celebrate environmental achievements and encourage new and innovative ideas.

UM is participating in Waste Reduction Week by hosting a variety of events on campus and sharing helpful tips on Instagram to help you reduce waste at home. Follow the Office of Sustainability on Instagram and Twitter to stay up to date.

Play Bin it to Win it

The Bin it to Win it contest encourages students and staff to use UM’s new bins on campus for a chance to win prizes. To enter, students and staff can take a selfie with one of UM’s new hallway waste bins utilizing the correct waste stream (i.e., food scraps into the organics bin, etc.), and post it to Instagram with the caption #UMBintoWin, tagging the Office of Sustainability (@sustainableuofm). Each selfie taken grants the student or staff member one entry into a draw to win one of three Parlour Coffee gift cards. The more selfies showing correct bin usage, the more chances to win! See contest rules for details. 

New bins can be found throughout hallways within:

Active Living Centre, Engineering (E2 and E3), UMSU University Centre, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Armes Lecture Hall, Fletcher Argue, Machray Hall, Science (Armes) link, University College, Wallace, Education, and St. Paul’s College.

Happy Waste Reduction Week!

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