Celebrating the 3Rs with the annual Inter-hospital Waste Reduction Week Challenge

Inter-hospital Challenge
The third annual competition is on until Nov. 2.(Graphic: UHN Energy and Environment Dept.)

UHN is out to defend its title – and waste reduction honour.

As 2017 champions and holders of the Stein of Sustainability, the Royal Highness of Reusable Cups, UHN staff members are being encouraged by the Energy and Environment Department to participate in the third annual Inter-hospital Waste Reduction Challenge. It runs until Nov. 2.

The Challenge, which is part of Waste Reduction Week in Canada from Oct. 15 to 21, is a friendly competition between UHN, SickKids, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Sinai Health System.

It involves answering a seven-question survey on individual green habits such as whether you buy things with less packaging, employ a reusable mug at work, and recycle and compost. The site with the best response rate takes home the hardware.

Click here to play [Editor's Note: link no longer available] and also qualify for some eco-fabulous prizes.

Waste Reduction Week in Canada is a year-round program focused on celebratory environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovation ideas and solutions to our green challenges.

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