National Zero Waste Council

The National Zero Waste Council is a leadership initiative of Metro Vancouver, bringing together organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada and the transition to a circular economy.

National Zero Waste Council 2019 AGM
October 29, 2019

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Circular Economy 101Circular Economy 101<div class="ExternalClass626BD17C04174C748969C336543CBE41"><p>​​​​With waste piling up on our land and in our oceans we need a solution. Fortunately, there is one; it's called the Circular Economy. </p></div>https://vimeo.com/336627451, Circular Economy 101http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CELCVideo.jpg, Circular Economy 101Circular Economy
Circular Economy for PlasticsCircular Economy for Plastics<div class="ExternalClass9F4C4034EC3D42DE9B8BB69B84A72459"><p>​​We live in the age of plastic. In fact, practically every aspect of modern life uses plastic in some form or another, but there is one giant problem, plastic waste is piling up on our land and in our oceans. What is the solution?</p></div>https://vimeo.com/326407334, Circular Economy for Plasticshttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CELCPlasticsVideo.jpg, Circular Economy for PlasticsCircular Economy
Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes <div class="ExternalClass85E97643DB6A43E2A762E33F0699815E"><p>NZWC’s Plastics Advisory Panel releases report that identifies a list of plastics waste and single use items that pose challenges to municipalities and marine environments. The report provides a range of actions that would prevent and better manage this waste.</p><p> <a href="/Documents/RegulatoryApproachesforPriorityPlasticWastes.pdf" target="_blank">English version</a> | <a href="/Documents/PlastiquesApprocheCanadienne.pdf">French version</a><br></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/RegulatoryApproachesforPriorityPlasticWastes.pdf, Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/PriorityPlasticWastes.PNG, Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes Plastics
Circular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches and Key Takeaways for Canadian Local GovernmentsCircular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches and Key Takeaways for Canadian Local Governments<div class="ExternalClassCD717845071143D986465A3645C1E1CF"><p>Learn how Rotterdam, Paris, Brussels and Glasgow have embraced the concept of circularity to advance prosperity while addressing resource scarcity and their own environmental impact. What can Canadian cities learn?</p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdf, http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdfhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpgCircular Economy
The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste RoadmapThe Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Roadmap<div class="ExternalClass233EA5E73A3148BF99CE178817C458E2"><p>​In this important report,<em> </em>produced by Second Harvest and Value Chain Management International, confirms with new data the significant problem of food waste in Canada and provides clear recommendations for action to prevent the waste of resources while redirecting edible food to support people in our communities. The <em>Roadmap</em> aligns with the Council’s <em>A Food Loss & Waste Strategy for Canada</em> in recognizing that tackling food waste includes collaborative and focused action by industry and governments.</p></div>https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/second-harvest-and-value-chain-management-international-release-the-avoidable-crisis-of-food-waste-report-878246034.html, The Avoidable Crisis of Food Waste Roadmaphttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/tomato.png, TomatoFood Waste

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Canada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollutionCanada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollutionhttps://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/pded/plastic-pollution/Science Assessment Plastic Pollution.pdf, Government of Canada2020-01-30T08:00:00ZGovernment of Canada
First annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report publishedFirst annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report publishedhttps://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/first-annual-new-plastics-economy-global-commitment-progress-report-published, Ellen MacArthur Foundation2019-10-23T07:00:00ZEllen MacArthur Foundation
Unilever announces ambitious new commitments for a waste-free world Unilever announces ambitious new commitments for a waste-free world https://www.unilever.com/news/news-and-features/Feature-article/2019/plastics-announcement.html, UNILEVER2019-10-07T07:00:00ZUNILEVER
Completing the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate ChangeCompleting the Picture: How the Circular Economy Tackles Climate Changehttps://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/Completing_The_Picture_How_The_Circular_Economy-_Tackles_Climate_Change_V3_26_September.pdf, Ellen MacArthur Foundation2019-09-26T07:00:00ZEllen MacArthur Foundation
National Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and PackagingNational Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and Packaging<div class="ExternalClassCD92E8608B2B4448A0245EC12EA8C086"><p>The National Zero Waste Council has engaged Value Chain Management International (VCMI) to undertake new research exploring how food packaging affects the amount of food wasted along the Canadian supply chain.​​​</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/additional-info/media/Documents/20190724-NZWCResearchingRelationshipBetweenFoodWasteandPackaging.pdf, National Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and Packaging2019-07-24T07:00:00ZNZWC

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