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Monday, October 17, 2022 — 9:00 AM to Monday, October 31, 2022 — 5:00 PM EDT

The Sustainability Office and Plant Operations - Environmental Services invite you to participate in Zero Waste Month 2022. From October 17-31, show your support by signing the Shift: Zero pledge and taking part in fun challenges and events to support waste reduction on campus. Stay tuned throughout the month to get involved and to learn more about some exciting topics, including:

  • Strategies for reducing food waste
  • Specialty recycling programs on campus
  • Repairing and upcycling clothing and household items
  • And much more!

Follow the Sustainability Office on social media for regular updates throughout the month. To learn more about Waterloo's commitment to becoming a zero waste campus by 2035, check out our Shift: Zero Action Plan.

Shift: Zero Pledge  | Zero Waste Month Activities  |  Terms and conditions


Shift Zero Pledge

I support a zero waste campusThe University of Waterloo is committed to becoming a zero-waste campus by 2035. We have launched the Shift: Zero campaign to communicate these efforts and build awareness and support among the campus community.

Sign the pledge to show your support for Waterloo’s vision of a sustainable, zero-waste campus. Once you've signed the pledge, stop by our Zero Waste Fair on Friday, October 28 to pick up your pledge sticker!

Zero Waste Month Activities

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Waste Sorting Game
  • Are you a Waste Warrior or Recycling Rookie? Try the NEW waste sorting game on the Shift: Zero Waste Sorting App, available for IOS and Android, or in a web browser. Here is how to play:
    • Fill in your details in the contest tab
    • Play through the 5 rounds of the game 
    • Take a screenshot of your certificate once you've finished! (You'll show us your screenshot if you are selected as a random winner)
  • Complete the sorting challenge for a chance to win:
    • 1 grand prize pack ($75 W Store gift card, reusable straw set, reusable water bottle, reusable produce bag)
    • 1 of 10 prize packs ($25 W Store gift card, reusable straw set, reusable water bottle, reusable produce bag)
  • See full terms and conditions for more details
Open online between Mon, Oct 17 at 9:00 am EDT and Mon, Oct 31 at 5:00 pm EDT
Repair Workshop
  • Do you have overly loved personal items in need of repair? Bring in your clothing, electrical items or small household items and work with our volunteer fixers to try to repair them (for free)! For this workshop, we have fixers dedicated to:
    • Sewing/mending
    • Household/personal electrical items
    • Sewing machines
    • DIY repairs, including sewing, knife sharpening, shoe glueing and more

Date: Tues, Oct 18 
Time: 4:00-6:30pm
Location: E7-1401

Register to reserve your spot and let us know what item you'll be bringing

Zero Waste Fair
  • Stop by DC to chat with campus groups that are supporting our zero waste future
  • The first 150 people to stop by will get *FREE COFFEE* if you bring your own reusable mug

Date: Fri, Oct 28
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: DC foyer

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