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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
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
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
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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Plant Plushttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=96&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersPlant Plus
PlasticsFreeYYChttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=97&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersPlasticsFreeYYC
Provision Coalitionhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=98&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersProvision Coalition
Quupehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=99&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersQuupe
Recycling Council of Albertahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=100&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRecycling Council of Alberta
Recycling Council of BChttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=101&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRecycling Council of BC
Recovering Recyclableshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=102&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRecovering Recyclables
Recycling Alternativehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=103&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRecycling Alternative
RecyclingCouncilOfOntariohttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=104&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRecyclingCouncilOfOntario
Renewihttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=106&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRenewi
Retail Council of Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=107&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRetail Council of Canada
Ridge Meadows Recycling Societyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=108&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersRidge Meadows Recycling Society
The Salvation Army Thrift Storehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=87&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersThe Salvation Army Thrift Store
Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Councilhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=88&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSaskatchewan Waste Reduction Council
City of Saskatoonhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=89&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersCity of Saskatoon
SeatoSkyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=90&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSeatoSky
Second Harvesthttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=91&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSecond Harvest
SFUhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=92&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSFU
ShapePropertyManagementhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=122&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersShapePropertyManagement
Shaw Contract Grouphttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=123&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersShaw Contract Group
SkipTheDisheshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=137&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSkipTheDishes
Small Business BChttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=124&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSmall Business BC
Sodexohttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=126&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSodexo
SPEChttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=127&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSPEC
Strathcona BIAhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=128&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersStrathcona BIA
Stuart Olsonhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=129&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersStuart Olson
SWANA Pacific Chapter - BC & Yukonhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=131&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSWANA Pacific Chapter - BC & Yukon
SymbiAudithttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=132&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersSymbiAudit
Toronto and Region Conservation for the Living Cityhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=134&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersToronto and Region Conservation for the Living City
Township of Langleyhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=135&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersTownship of Langley
Thompson Rivers Universityhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=136&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersThompson Rivers University
UpGyreshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=109&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersUpGyres
Value Villagehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=110&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersValue Village
Vancityhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=111&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVancity
Vancouver Aquariumhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=112&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Board of Educationhttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=113&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVancouver Board of Education
Village of Burns Lakehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=114&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVillage of Burns Lake
Ville de Lévishttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=116&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVille de Lévis
Virtue Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=117&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersVirtue Canada
Walmart Canadahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=118&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersWalmart Canada
Waste Collectivehttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=119&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersWaste Collective
Wentworth Technologieshttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=120&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersWentworth Technologies
Zero Waste Victoriahttp://www.nzwc.ca/about/membership/Members/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=142&RootFolder=/about/membership/MembersZero Waste Victoria
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


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