National Zero Waste Council

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

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.



Circular Cities Webinar – Hear the Recording Circular Cities Webinar – Hear the Recording <div class="ExternalClassA836C54973FC4CEBA01782FE4EB42DE1"><p>​The first in a two-part series on circular cities was held March 14 and featured Jacqueline Cramer, Professor of Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University. View the presentation and hear the recording. </p> </div>, Circular Cities, Amsterdam
Material Exchanges Webinar – Hear the RecordingMaterial Exchanges Webinar – Hear the Recording<div class="ExternalClass0C73477BFB7F4AD6A41324B09F315B24"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">A webinar on innovative material exchange and industrial symbiosis projects in Canada and the US was held on May 9.  Hear the recording</span></p></div>,,
National Food Waste Reduction StrategyNational Food Waste Reduction Strategy<div class="ExternalClass9FB074516AFA42B498909C72380C4E91"><p>The cost of food waste in Canada is $31 billion annually. Our Strategy identifies actions that can prevent and reduce the amount of food waste while generating economic opportunities and benefits to Canadian communities and the environment.  Learn more.</p></div>, National Food Waste Reduction Strategy, National Food Waste Reducation Strategy
Circular Economy Business ToolkitCircular Economy Business Toolkit<div class="ExternalClass74C409E13734488180BE5DBF19EC5594"><p> This Toolkit, now available in French and English, focuses on business strategy, design innovation and stakeholder engagement to provide a how-to guide for companies, large and small, to future-proof their firms in the circular economy—and reap the dividends. </p> </div>,,

News and Events



NZWC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 2NZWC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 2<div class="ExternalClassD6CE5CE88C0541F4902D8EC642368066"><p>​All Council Members and Supporters are invited. Highlights include council business, guest presentations, time for exchanging ideas, and an opportunity to network with members from across the country.</p></div>, 2017 NZWC Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 22017-11-02T07:00:00Z
Zero Waste Conference 2017Zero Waste Conference 2017<div class="ExternalClassC253CDCA3D41469FAB918C93C9777059"><p>​Join us for ZWC 2017 featuring five key areas of innovation: <strong><em>plastics, textiles, food, circular cities and business innovation</em></strong>, this year's conference will present important insights on how we adapt and set the course for a circular economy in Canada.</p> </div>, http://www.zwc.ca2017-11-01T07:00:00Z
Webinar on National Food Waste Reduction StrategyWebinar on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy<div class="ExternalClassD44C105C190747218E7D8A9A63F85ABB"><p>​Council partners with Sustain Ontario and Eco-Ethonomics to host webinar presentation and discussion with stakeholders July 18, 12:00-1:30pm EST<a href="/events/nfwrs-workshop/Pages/default.aspx">.</a> <a href="/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-July-18.aspx">See here for dial-in details</a>.<span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p></div>,
National Food Waste Reduction Strategy WorkshopNational Food Waste Reduction Strategy Workshop<div class="ExternalClass0F58F7E9158A4A479A88CFBCB61B7322"><p>Council partners with Recycle Quebec to host workshop on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy. See French <a href="/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy/Pages/default.aspx">presentation.</a><br></p></div>,
Stakeholder Engagement WebinarStakeholder Engagement Webinar<div class="ExternalClass7C0FACF35C77462899569B94027B7E0F"><p>​Hear about, and provide your feedback on, the Council's <em>National Food Waste Reduction Strategy.</em></p><p>Watch recordings of the <a href="/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy/Pages/default.aspx#nfwrs-webinars">previous webinars</a></p> </div>, National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Webinar2017-05-23T07:00:00Z



Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conference Economy/21Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conference2016-03-04T08:00:00ZVimeo219174118
Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlights Economy/25Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlights2017-06-01T07:00:00ZVimeo217244630
Food Waste Campaign, Waste Campaign2015-09-29T07:00:00ZYouTube
By design: waste prevention and textiles Webinar, design: waste prevention and textiles Webinar2016-07-07T07:00:00ZAdobeConnect
About Us Economy/1About Us2016-06-28T07:00:00ZVimeo219987363
New food waste video food waste video2017-01-16T08:00:00ZVimeo219238360

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