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2020 Annual General Meeting – November 10http://www.nzwc.ca/events/agm-2020, http://web.nzwc.ca/events/agm-20202020 Annual General Meeting – November 10<div class="ExternalClass94CCC63B39F4432EA91A43D23C700F6F"><p><strong>AGM Date Change – Tuesday, November 1</strong><strong>0,12:00 to 2:00 pm (PST)</strong>. All Council members and supporters are invited to join the Management Board to hear about the Council’s 2020 activities and achievements, to meet the 2021 Management Board and then to participate in a Members Forum.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/NZWCLogoAGM.jpg, http://web.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/NZWCLogoAGM.jpgEvents
Zero Waste Conference 2020 - 10 Year Anniversaryhttp://www.zwc.ca, http://www.zwc.caZero Waste Conference 2020 - 10 Year Anniversary<div class="ExternalClassCB35D9143E7D47EC9AD5EA446FB46862"><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>This Nov 13, hear thought leaders and innovators from around the globe share their experiences in mobilizing for success in the circular economy. Register today!<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/zwc2020.jpg, http://web.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/zwc2020.jpgEvents
Building Deconstruction Capacity in BChttp://www.nzwc.ca/events/building-deconstruction-capacity-2020/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/building-deconstruction-capacity-2020/Pages/default.aspxBuilding Deconstruction Capacity in BC<div class="ExternalClassDE796C2E575C47A9BC7507E028689201"><p>Deconstruction is an emerging practice that presents new opportunities within a carbon neutral circular economy. During this webinar you will hear from businesses working in deconstruction and how it's benefiting cities.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/PublishingImages/DeconstructionWebinar.png, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/PublishingImages/DeconstructionWebinar.pngConstruction & Demolition
Less Food Loss & Waste, Less Packaging Waste http://www.nzwc.ca/events/less-flw-packaging/Pages/default.aspx, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/less-flw-packaging/Pages/default.aspxLess Food Loss & Waste, Less Packaging Waste <div class="ExternalClass187C3FCAF9FC442894A33202CB8270FE"><p>Research findings suggest that there are ways to reduce GHG emissions from both food waste and packaging waste, ​ and that food requires sustainable packaging choices to avoid waste – in the supply chain and at home.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/LessFoodLossWaste.jpg, http://web.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/LessFoodLossWaste.jpgFood waste
Circular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdf, http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdfCircular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches <div class="ExternalClass5302346F692A4127937DEF3924E5863E"><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/PublishingImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpgCircular Economy
Food Loss and Waste Standard Executive Summary http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/FLW_Standard_Exec_Summary_final_2016.pdf, http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/FLW_Standard_Exec_Summary_final_2016.pdfFood Loss and Waste Standard Executive Summary <div class="ExternalClass53E3C5B056CE4B54863B579F9AD29ED0"><p>​​The NZWC in collaboration with Recyc-Quebec and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have worked together to translate the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (aka FLW Standard). <br></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/FoodLossandWasteStandardExecutiveSummary.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/PublishingImages/FoodLossandWasteStandardExecutiveSummary.jpgFood Waste

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Government of Canada launches Food Waste Reduction Challengehttp://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=31Government of Canada launches Food Waste Reduction Challenge<div class="ExternalClassB6760993C65E49A8BBE18F2531797C07"><p>​Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of  Agriculture and Agri-Food, launched the first two streams of the Government of Canada’s Food Waste Reduction Challenge, part of the Food Policy for Canada.<br></p></div>2020-11-19T08:00:00Zhttps://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-launches-food-waste-reduction-challenge.html, https://www.canada.ca/en/agriculture-agri-food/news/2020/11/government-of-canada-launches-food-waste-reduction-challenge.html
COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Foodhttp://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=30COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food<div class="ExternalClass3DB0D6A9FCF54507BF9F175E774A5635"><p>​​A new nation-wide survey shows that some Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and waste behaviours have changed since the introduction of quarantine and physical distancing measures.</p></div>2020-09-15T07:00:00Zhttp://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/MediaReleases/20200915-Media_Release_-_LFHW.pdf, /media/releases/MediaReleases/20200915-Media_Release_-_LFHW.pdf
NZWC releases Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste report http://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=29NZWC releases Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste report <div class="ExternalClass5243E2C439BE4C8D93AC55D09C5EF1E1"><p>Paper or plastic? Glass or tin? Or no packaging at all? A new research report from the National Zero Waste Council reveals the relationships between food waste, packaging and GHG emissions. </p><br></div>2020-06-02T07:00:00Zhttp://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/MediaReleases/20200602-FoodLossandWasteAnsweringthePackagingQuestion.pdf, http://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/MediaReleases/20200602-FoodLossandWasteAnsweringthePackagingQuestion.pdf
Canada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollutionhttp://www.nzwc.ca/media/releases/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=28Canada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollution<div class="ExternalClassBF112EB2068C4588A5783E1BB96C7F51"><p>The purpose of this report is to summarize the current state of the science regarding the potential impacts of plastic pollution on the environment and human health, as well as to guide future research and inform decision-making on plastic pollution in Canada</p><br></div>2020-01-30T08:00:00Zhttps://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/pded/plastic-pollution/Science Assessment Plastic Pollution.pdf, https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/pded/plastic-pollution/Science Assessment Plastic Pollution.pdf

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604 Trash Ithttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=4&RootFolder=/about/membership/Members604 Trash It
Alberta Food Processors Associationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=5&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersAlberta Food Processors Association
A&Whttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=6&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersA&W
BakerMcKenziehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=7&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBakerMcKenzie
Bank & Voguehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=139&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBank & Vogue
BASFhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=8&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBASF
BC Bottle & Recycling Depot Associationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=9&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBC Bottle & Recycling Depot Association
British Columbia Ministry of Environmenthttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=10&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBritish Columbia Ministry of Environment
BC Ready-Mixed Concrete Associationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=11&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBC Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
BNAChttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=12&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBNAC
Bokashi Livinghttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=13&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBokashi Living
Brantwood consultinghttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=14&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBrantwood consulting
Brewers Recycled Container Collection Councilhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=1&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBrewers Recycled Container Collection Council
BSIBiohttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=2&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersBSIBio
City of Calgaryhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=17&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Calgary
Canadian Manufacturers & Exportershttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=18&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCanadian Manufacturers & Exporters
CanBIMhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=19&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCanBIM
Carton Councilhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=20&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCarton Council
Cascadeshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=21&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCascades
Catalyst Agri-Innovation Societyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=22&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCatalyst Agri-Innovation Society
CHEP Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=23&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCHEP Canada
CIAL Grouphttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=24&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCIAL Group
Circular Supply Chains Inc.http://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=25&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCircular Supply Chains Inc.
City of Burnabyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=28&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Burnaby
City of North Vancouverhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=29&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of North Vancouver
City of Richmondhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=30&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Richmond
City of Saskatoonhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=140&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Saskatoon
City of Vancouverhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=31&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Vancouver
City of Port Coquitlamhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=32&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Port Coquitlam
Clean Foundationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=33&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersClean Foundation
CMHC Granville Islandhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=34&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCMHC Granville Island
Town of Cochranehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=35&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersTown of Cochrane
Communauté métropolitaine de Montréalhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=36&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCommunauté métropolitaine de Montréal
Canadian Plastics Industry Associationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=37&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCanadian Plastics Industry Association
CraftGrainhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=38&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCraftGrain
Construction Resource Initiatives Councilhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=39&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersConstruction Resource Initiatives Council
Connectivitywerxhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=41&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersConnectivitywerx
Dan's Legacyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=42&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersDan's Legacy
Dellhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=43&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersDell
Delphi Grouphttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=44&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersDelphi Group
Diabetes Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=45&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersDiabetes Canada
ECODAShttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=46&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersECODAS
ECO Guardianhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=47&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersECO Guardian
Ecoinspirehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=48&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersEcoinspire
EcoMed Serviceshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=49&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersEcoMed Services
EcoZero (an EarthWorks Recycling Company)http://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=50&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersEcoZero (an EarthWorks Recycling Company)
Elements Societyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=51&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersElements Society
ETHIK Boutique & eco-design hubhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=52&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersETHIK Boutique & eco-design hub
Flashfoodhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=53&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersFlashfood
Food Banks Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=54&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersFood Banks Canada


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