National Zero Waste Council

Canada united in the achievement of zero waste, now and for future generations

2017
AGM
November 2, 2017
The National Zero Waste Council's 2017 AGM took place November 2 in Vancouver. Open to all Council Members and Supporters, the AGM included a report out on the Council's 2017 activities followed by a Member Forum featuring global leaders and breakout discussions around food waste, product design & packaging, construction, renovation & demolition waste and the circular economy. A presentation and background materials of the days proceedings are available here.

Bringing together organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada.

A collaborative approach involving governments, businesses and NGOs is essential because governments in Canada have limited leverage to change the design of products or packaging in a global market. To be successful, we need to adopt a national approach, involving governments, businesses and NGOs, to align with global best practices in design change and policy innovation that will prevent waste and facilitate a transition to circular economies. And while design change is essential, so is behaviour change – among consumers and across supply chains.

 

 

Getting to a Circular Economy: A Primer for Canadian PolicymakersGetting to a Circular Economy: A Primer for Canadian Policymakers<div class="ExternalClassBF6DF1332C684C08A8FB880B44007899"><p>This Policy Brief is the first in a Smart Prosperity Institute series on the circular economy and Canada. It is an introduction to the circular economy concepts and landscape, written for both government and business audiences. See their top six recommendations for accelerating the circular economy in Canada.</p> </div>http://institute.smartprosperity.ca/sites/default/files/spipolicybrief-circulareconomy.pdf, Getting to a Circular Economy: A Primer for Canadian Policymakers http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/ElectronicsBasket.jpg, Electronic Waste
A Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date Labelling - June 7, 2018A Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date Labelling - June 7, 2018<div class="ExternalClass45AE32E3F9BC40E398DC7D7E8F017503"><p>The workshop will open with an overview of the regulatory context in Canada that governs date labelling. ReFED will present recent work on date labelling, including their toolkit and in-depth work with retailers, while Provision Coalition and the National Zero Waste Council will help identify key actions and roles for agencies in moving forward on FLW. Join senior executives and change-making practitioners in this workshop, register now.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/FoodLossWasteWorkshop/Pages/default.aspx, A Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date Labellinghttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/FoodLossImage.png, A Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date Labelling
Guidelines for Food DonationGuidelines for Food Donation<div class="ExternalClass1AA54995924B4E93B640CD949EEE7388">On Earth Day, the Council releases a new document,  Guidelines to Minimize Waste Food and Facilitate Food Donation. This is a document that will help to reduce the environmental impact of the $31 billion of food that goes to waste in Canada.</div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/guidelines-for-food-donations/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/guidelines-for-food-donations/Pages/default.aspxhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/NZWC-Guidelines%20to%20MinimizeWaste-cover.png
City of Vancouver Zero Waste 2040 Strategy Sets Targets for Early ActionCity of Vancouver Zero Waste 2040 Strategy Sets Targets for Early Action<div class="ExternalClass6AF9AC71647C43DA9C2318CA98AE9E88"><p>​The City of Vancouver has been an ambitious supporter of zero waste efforts and the National Zero Waste Council, since its founding. Now they are continuing to take a leadership position, with Zero Waste 2040 – an ambitious vision for single-use reduction and building deconstruction, inviting feedback from business to shape the overall plan, and offering circular economy incentives to foster locally-made solutions.</p></div>https://nzwcblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/city-of-vancouver-zero-waste-2040-strategy-sets-targets-for-early-action/, https://nzwcblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/18/city-of-vancouver-zero-waste-2040-strategy-sets-targets-for-early-action/http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CoffeeCups.jpg

News and Events

 

 

Scaling Up Food Waste Prevention Solutions WebinarScaling Up Food Waste Prevention Solutions Webinar<div class="ExternalClass4C98FF63161541BC8E45CE7C69ED53ED"><p><span lang="EN-US">The Packaging Association of Canada (PAC) will host a webinar featuring the NZWC and ReFED on June 12, 9:00am - 10:00am PST. <a href="http://pac.ca/ePromos/promos/pac0946/" target="_blank">Register here</a>.</span></p></div>http://pac.ca/ePromos/promos/pac0946/, Scaling Up Food Waste Prevention Solutions Webinar2018-06-12T07:00:00Z
A Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date LabellingA Food Loss and Waste Workshop on Date Labelling<div class="ExternalClass243FBF79CBA5473EAAA54D529A74C58D"><p>​An overview of the regulatory context in Canada that governs date labelling. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/FoodLossWasteWorkshop/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/FoodLossWasteWorkshop/Pages/default.aspx2018-06-07T07:00:00Z
New Canadian Guidelines Around Food Donations UnveiledNew Canadian Guidelines Around Food Donations Unveiled<div class="ExternalClass7A8D440E8D33497CB608E91020BE8B47"><p>To reduce the amount of food waste in Canada, the National Zero Waste Council introduced new guidelines aimed at providing clarity and advice to the Canadian food industry that should expand donations of high quality nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/additional-info/media/Documents/2018-04-20-NewCanadianGuidelinesAroundFoodDonationsUnveiled.pdf, New Canadian Guidelines Around Food Donations Unveiled2018-04-20T07:00:00Z
CEC releases new white paper CEC releases new white paper <div class="ExternalClass77E88223DA544C4AA6E31CFCCE0A71EE"><p>​CEC releases new <a href="http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11772-characterization-and-management-food-loss-and-waste-in-north-america-en.pdf" target="_blank">white paper</a> on Food Loss and Waste in North America. The report includes many of the same actions the Council has identified as important. <a href="https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/04/03/canadians-are-among-the-heaviest-wasters-of-food-on-the-planet-report-finds.html" target="_blank">The Toronto Star</a> story contains comments from the Council. </p></div>http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11772-characterization-and-management-food-loss-and-waste-in-north-america-en.pdf, http://www3.cec.org/islandora/en/item/11772-characterization-and-management-food-loss-and-waste-in-north-america-en.pdf2018-04-03T07:00:00Z
Circular Economy Challenge Workshop, Sustainable Communities Conference (Ottawa, Ontario)Circular Economy Challenge Workshop, Sustainable Communities Conference (Ottawa, Ontario)<div class="ExternalClassC9AB8DFED805492DAA3AD2551D198024"><p>The NZWC will be co-hosting the Circular Economy Challenge workshop on day three of the annual Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainable Communities Conference. Feb 6-8, 2018</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/Pages/Sustainable-Communities-Conference.aspx, Circular Economy Challenge Workshop, Sustainable Communities Conference2018-02-06T08:00:00Z

 

 

Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlightshttp://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Circular Economy/25Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlights2017-06-01T07:00:00ZVimeo217244630
Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conferencehttp://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Circular Economy/21Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conference2016-03-04T08:00:00ZVimeo219174118
New food waste videohttp://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Food/22New food waste video2017-01-16T08:00:00ZVimeo219238360
Webinar on Organics Disposal Bans http://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Webinar/27https://meet66017093.adobeconnect.com/_a1125030597/ptdyjlyjwrvk?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal, https://meet66017093.adobeconnect.com/_a1125030597/ptdyjlyjwrvk?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normalWebinar on Organics Disposal Bans 2017-12-07T08:00:00ZAdobeConnect
About Ushttp://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Circular Economy/1About Us2016-06-28T07:00:00ZVimeo219987363
Food Waste Campaignhttp://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Food/4https://www.youtube.com/embed/xhLINfHtMOk, https://www.youtube.com/embed/xhLINfHtMOkFood Waste Campaign2015-09-29T07:00:00ZYouTube

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