National Zero Waste Council

The National Zero Waste Council is a leadership initiative of Metro Vancouver, bringing together organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada and the transition to a circular economy.

National Zero Waste Council 2019 AGM
October 29, 2019

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NEW! Research report: Less Food Loss & Waste, Less Packaging WasteNEW! Research report: Less Food Loss & Waste, Less Packaging Waste<div class="ExternalClass626BD17C04174C748969C336543CBE41"><p>NZWC 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. ​​​ <br> <br> <a href="/Documents/FLWpackagingSUMMARY.PDF"> English Summary</a>  |  <a href="/Documents/FLWpackagingReport.pdf"> English Report</a>  | <a href="/Documents/PGAetemballage_Sommaire.pdf"> Résumé Français</a>  | <a href="/Documents/FLWpackagingReport-FR.pdf">Rapport Français </a></p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/focus/food/Pages/default.aspx, Research report: Less Food Loss & Waste, Less Packaging Wastehttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/LessFoodLossWaste.jpg, Food Loss & WasteFood Waste
WEBINAR RECORDINGS – Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste WebinarWEBINAR RECORDINGS – Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste Webinar<div class="ExternalClassAE03A48728A740BDA0A1ED849A0AA966"><p>Do we need to package food to avoid food waste? How important is packaging to a longer shelf life? Hear from the NZWC and Value Chain Management International tackle these questions and explore the economic and environmental considerations around choosing whether or not to package food. </p><p>Webinar recordings: <a href="https://vimeo.com/426459641" target="_blank">English</a> | <a href="https://vimeo.com/426458486" target="_blank"> French</a>​​​​</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/less-food-packaging-waste-webinar-english/Pages/default.aspx, webinarhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/LessFoodLossWaste.jpg, pictureFood Waste
WEBINAR RECORDING – Building Deconstruction Capacity in BC: Opportunities for a Changing IndustryWEBINAR RECORDING – Building Deconstruction Capacity in BC: Opportunities for a Changing Industry<div class="ExternalClass6696EEDB43AC40E7B482E6D2E3CC6E66">Presented by The National Zero Waste Council in collaboration with BCIT. 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.</div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/building-deconstruction-capacity/Pages/default.aspx, MAY 19 WEBINAR http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/ConstructionDemoWebinar.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/ConstructionDemoWebinar.jpgCONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION
Circular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches and Key Takeaways for Canadian Local GovernmentsCircular Cities: A Scan of Global Approaches and Key Takeaways for Canadian Local Governments<div class="ExternalClassCD717845071143D986465A3645C1E1CF"><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/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdf, http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/CircularCitiesScanSummaryReport.pdfhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpg, http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CircularCities-GlobalApproaches.jpgCircular Economy
Food Loss and Waste Standard Executive SummaryFood Loss and Waste Standard Executive Summary<div class="ExternalClassE7DB99C1CD2B4FC89174D1190620F6C2"><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). The FLW Standard was established so that companies, governments, cities and others have a common language and clear requirements to use when measuring and reporting on food loss and waste. <a href="/focus/food/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">English</a> / <a href="http://www.flwprotocol.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FLW_Standard_Exec_Summary_Francais.pdf" target="_blank">French</a></p> </div>https://www.flwprotocol.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FLW_Standard_Exec_Summary_final_2016.pdf, Food Loss and Waste Standard Executive Summaryhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/FoodLossandWasteStandardExecutiveSummary.jpg, Food Loss and Waste Standard Executive SummaryFood
An open letter to leaders at all levels of government on plastics waste policy in CanadaAn open letter to leaders at all levels of government on plastics waste policy in Canada<div class="ExternalClassD65A6CC9521E42F2B3FAB3A599799128"><p>June 10 - Government of Canada made an important announcement on plastic waste. The Circular Economy Leadership Coalition (co-founded by the National Zero Waste Council) shared its reaction.</p> </div>http://www.nzwc.ca/about/celc/Documents/CELCOpenLetteronPlasticsWastePolicyinCanada.pdf, PDFhttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/celc.jpg, CELCPlastics

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COVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less FoodCOVID-19 Driving Some Canadians to Waste Less Food<div class="ExternalClassFBD62674B46F47048655AA1BC1252787"><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>http://www.nzwc.ca/additional-info/media/Documents/20200915-Media_Release_-_LFHW.pdf, Media Release2020-09-15T07:00:00ZLove Food Hate Waste Canada
NZWC releases Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste report NZWC releases Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste report http://www.nzwc.ca/additional-info/media/Documents/20200602-FoodLossandWasteAnsweringthePackagingQuestion.pdf, Media Release - Less Food Loss and Waste, Less Packaging Waste report 2020-06-02T07:00:00ZNZWC
Canada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollutionCanada publishes comprehensive review confirming threat of plastic pollutionhttps://www.canada.ca/content/dam/eccc/documents/pdf/pded/plastic-pollution/Science Assessment Plastic Pollution.pdf, Government of Canada2020-01-30T08:00:00ZGovernment of Canada
First annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report publishedFirst annual New Plastics Economy Global Commitment progress report publishedhttps://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/first-annual-new-plastics-economy-global-commitment-progress-report-published, Ellen MacArthur Foundation2019-10-23T07:00:00ZEllen MacArthur Foundation
Unilever announces ambitious new commitments for a waste-free world Unilever announces ambitious new commitments for a waste-free world https://www.unilever.com/news/news-and-features/Feature-article/2019/plastics-announcement.html, UNILEVER2019-10-07T07:00:00ZUNILEVER

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