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
Webinar on Organics Disposal BansWebinar on Organics Disposal Bans<div class="ExternalClass2EFDC13C1536469380D5519AE2D265E6"><p>​Webinar recording now available. This webinar shares best practices and considerations for those deciding on whether, and how best, to implement an organics ban in their jurisdiction. Speakers range from local to provincial governments from across Canada. </p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-Dec-7.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-Dec-7.aspxhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/OrganicsDisposableBan.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/OrganicsDisposableBan.jpg
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
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.  </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy, National Food Waste Reduction Strategyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/NationlaFWRS-v2.JPG, National Food Waste Reducation Strategy

News and Events

 

 

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
Webinar on Organics Disposal Bans Webinar on Organics Disposal Bans <div class="ExternalClassD0492B8849E4470181DB7AEC6EBCF678">​Webinar recording now available. This webinar shares best practices and considerations for those deciding on whether, and how best, to implement an organics ban in their jurisdiction. </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-Dec-7.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-Dec-7.aspx2017-12-07T08:00:00Z
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>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/agm-2017/Pages/default.aspx, 2017 NZWC Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 22017-11-02T07:00:00Z

 

 

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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