Zero Waste 101: Package-Free & BYOC

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Are you concerned with how much personal waste you’re producing, but unsure where to start? Or perhaps you’ve made some changes, but don’t know where to go from there? In this Zero Waste 101: Package Free & Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) talk, we’ll help put you on the path to less waste and give you the tools to make a good start, including how to do it locally. You may even save some money along the way!


Presentation: 1:30 p.m.

Q&A: 2:15 p.m.

Reep Open House: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Amanda Baker

Amanda has lived in this Region for most of her life, and had always recycled, but she wanted to do more. After discovering the Zero Waste lifestyle, she quickly learned that there was much more that she could do to reduce what she sent to the landfill, and has been working towards that goal ever since. She now knows that making small changes as she moves toward a Zero Waste lifestyle can have a huge positive impact on the environment!

The Zero Waste lifestyle movement is gaining momentum as proven by the recent straw and plastic bans adopted by various cities and businesses. In the Waterloo region, this movement also progressing as evident by the upcoming Zero Waste Bulk grocery store who is currently crowd-funding on Indiegogo for their opening in fall 2018.

To learn more about BYOC & Zero Waste Waterloo Region please visit:

Or contact Amanda for more questions at

We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. The house is just off the Iron Horse Trail. It is also easily accessible by GRT bus routes that use Queen and have stops near Mill St. If you drive, please consider carpooling with others you know are attending.


You are welcome to use Schneider Ave or David Street parking. The Victoria Park Pavilion parking lot is also free to use and only a few minutes walk to the Reep House. Please do not park at the Schneider Haus or Mitchell St lots (click to enlarge map)

map of parking near Reep House


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