Reduce, reuse and recycle -- that's the message that Waste Reduction Week is promoting.
The national campaign will kick off Monday with a long list of schools, local government offices and businesses set to take part.
Participants will carry out a variety of eco initiatives aimed to raise waste awareness and reduce garbage.
According to the Recycling Council of British Columbia, Canadians generate 31 million tonnes of garbage a year.
About 30% of that is recycled.