On July 21 2021, Andrea Khanjin, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, launched the first Waste-Free Wednesday clean-up of the summer. On Waste-Free Wednesdays, the province is encouraging people to get outside and clean up litter in their local communities, while following public health measures. This kit includes materials to support your participation in the event, through local litter pick ups or posting online to help spread awareness of the importance of reducing litter and waste in our communities.
- Building on the success of the Provincial Day of Action on Litter, we are launching Waste-Free Wednesday Cleanups throughout summer 2021.
- We are encouraging people to get outside and clean up litter in their local communities, while following public health measures and restrictions.
- Building on the success of the Day of Action on Litter, these weekly events are a reminder of the importance of keeping our greenspaces and waterways clean and litter free, and the role we all play in maintaining a cleaner, healthier Ontario now and for future generations.
- With the increased use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), it is our job to make sure they are properly disposed and kept off the ground. We encourage Ontarians to make sure anything that does belong in the trash, such as disposable gloves and masks, is placed in properly tied or sealed garbage bags to keep our neighbourhoods clean and safe.
- Reducing litter and waste in our communities, encouraging meaningful local environmental actions and keeping the province clean and beautiful are key commitments in our ongoing plan.