National Zero Waste Council

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

Design Portfolio
Call for submissions
Recipients will be announced and featured at the 2018 National Zero Waste Conference
Have a product or package design in the marketplace that prevents or reduces waste? Submit it for consideration in our portfolio.

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.

 

 

Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada <div class="ExternalClassBF6DF1332C684C08A8FB880B44007899"><p>​<em>Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada </em>is the newly updated national strategy to tackle food waste. This report provides a series of recommendations that will help move Canada closer to cutting food waste in half by 2030. Cross-sector collaboration is critical, support for innovation in technology and community infrastructure is required, and a commitment to building community resiliency and market opportunities will be needed. </p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy/Pages/default.aspx, Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/FoodLossWasteStrategy.jpg, Food Loss and Waste Strategy for Canada
Food Loss and Waste Workshop – SummaryFood Loss and Waste Workshop – Summary<div class="ExternalClass45AE32E3F9BC40E398DC7D7E8F017503"><p>On June 7, 2018, the National Zero Waste Council, in collaboration with Provision Coalition and ReFED, hosted a food loss and waste workshop on date labelling. Discussions focused on the challenges associated with changing date labelling practices and solutions that can be implemented. A summary of workshop discussion details can be found here.</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
Webinar: Successful food donation programs in processing and retail – what makes them work well? Webinar: Successful food donation programs in processing and retail – what makes them work well? <div class="ExternalClass96D4C5F621754331876872DA3EC664A8"><p><span lang="EN-US">Speakers from Second Harvest, Loblaw Companies Ltd, and Campbell Company Canada discussed how to develop and deliver excellent donation programs that serve Canadians while minimizing wasted food. Webinar recording now available.</span></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/successfull-food-donation-programs-webinar/Pages/default.aspx, Webinar July 10http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/NZWC-GuidelinestoMinimizeWaste-cover.png, Food Donations
Call for Submissions - Celebrating Canadian Design for Waste Prevention and Systems ThinkingCall for Submissions - Celebrating Canadian Design for Waste Prevention and Systems Thinking<div class="ExternalClassA0DE02CB0D914385A18004FFD82D1216"><p>​The NZWC Design Portfolio features packaging and products that take a whole life-cycle approach to waste prevention. Have a product or package design in the marketplace that prevents or reduces waste? Submit it for consideration in our portfolio. </p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/design/portfolio, Design Portfoliohttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CallforSubmission2018.png, design portfolio Call for Submissions

News and Events

 

 

2018 National Zero Waste Conference2018 National Zero Waste Conference<div class="ExternalClassC64371D7F4474462AEDE55E717570804"><p>​At the 2018 conference, thought leaders from around the world will highlight the successes, pitfalls, and opportunities they see – as the shift to a circular economy gains momentum. You'll learn how Canadian businesses, communities, and governments can embrace and accelerate their transition to this new model. November 8-9. <a href="http://www.zwc.ca/">Register now</a></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca, 2018 Zero Waste Conference 2018-11-08T08:00:00Z
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

 

 

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
Zero Waste Conference 2017 Highlights http://www.nzwc.ca/videos/Circular Economy/28Zero Waste Conference 2017 Highlights 2018-06-05T07:00:00ZVimeo243962552
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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