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Thanks for playing the Waste Reduction Week Inter-Hospital Challenge!

October 17 – 23 is the Waste Reduction Week Inter-hospital Challenge! May the best hospital/health care system win (and if everyone plays, we all win).

This is the 21st Waste Reduction Week (WRW) across Canada and the 7th annual WRW Inter-Hospital Challenge! The challenge is simple: each hospital or health network aims for the greatest participation rate on the WRW quiz. It’s a fun way to learn and reinforce the most wasteless behaviours.

By playing, you help your site win the Stein of Sustainability, the Royal Highness of Reusable Cups! Not only that, you will also qualify to win some eco-fabulous prizes given out by your hospital.

We welcome staff from any of the following sites to participate…

  • CHEO
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • SickKids
  • Sinai Health
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Trillium Health Partners
  • Unity Health Toronto
  • University Health Network

If your site is not on the list, contact to join us next year.

As we’re all neighbours on one planet with finite resources, the less we waste, the better. Consider this a step towards the most important waste reduction we can all do … reducing our carbon footprint to help fight the Climate Crisis.

Caught green-handed!

Click a pic of you/coworkers/friends practicing the 5R’s. Email it to or your site lead above.

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