Break out the reusable bags and travel mugs cuz UHN is celebrating Waste Reduction Week! From October 15 – 21, we hope everyone takes a moment to think about the things we use and see if there’s an opportunity to switch it, not pitch it. Granted, we’re kinda keen on every week being waste reduction week, but let’s get the babysteps going.

To get in the spirit, our friends at Mount Sinai invited us to attend a screening of The Clean Bin Project

When: Tuesday, October 16 at noon

or Wednesday, October 17 at 5pm

Where: Mount Sinai Hospital in the Ben Sadowski Auditorium on the 18th floor

Who Can Come: Anyone from UHN or Mount Sinai

What’s it About?: The Clean Bin Project…A comedic documentary with a positive approach instead of the usual doom and gloom environmental film. In this competition where less is more, a couple try to stop buying stuff and produce zero waste for a year. Easier said than done.

Can’t get to the movie, but want the Coles Notes version of everyday things you can do to reduce your waste (documentary film-making optional)?

Top ten tips from the Clean Bin Project

1. Stop using plastic bags

2. Set up your Recycling in a convenient place

3. Compost!

4. Recycle everything you (and your municipality) can

5. Give up Take Out Containers

6. Check the package BEFORE you buy it

7. Buy secondhand

8. DIY (Do It Yourself)

9. Get educated

10. Let businesses know how you feel

For more detailed tips, click here and if you have an even better tip, why not leave a comment?

Hope to see you at the movies!