Chair’s MessageChair’s Message2015-06-17T07:00:00ZGP0|#c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad;L0|#0c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad|June 2015;GTSet|#78f153b4-3e08-4266-8725-bd656ec40488<div class="ExternalClassB7D05703446A4655812E33C53F9AE1ED"><p>Welcome to the National Zero Waste Council Bulletin.  In this issue we introduce the new and improved Council website – <a href="/">www.nzwc.ca</a>. We hope this quickly becomes your "go-to" hub for waste prevention in Canada.</p><p>In addition to the website, we are pleased to announce the launch of an online portfolio celebrating <a href="/design/portfolio" target="_blank">Canadian design</a>, the publication of <a href="/circular-economy/case-studies/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">circular economy business case studies</a>, and the completion of a report by the Conference Board of Canada, <a href="/Documents/NZWCTaxIncentivesReport.pdf" target="_blank">Study on Organic Waste Reduction: Tax Incentive Options for Charitable Food Donations—Making the Business Case</a>. In this issue you will also hear about the circular economy business advantage, internationally-recognized circular economy award winners, new developments in organics and textile waste prevention, as well as how the Halifax Regional Municipality and the Green Spark Group are leading change in their organizations. The Council continues to expand on its webinar offerings and in case you missed any of the recent sessions, a recap of these sessions is also included. </p><p>And we welcome a number of new members to the Council. We expect many more developments over the coming months, culminating in the Council's October 28 AGM shouldering Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Conference on October 29. I encourage you to follow the NZWC on our <a href="/" target="_blank">website</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=6785738&trk=vsrp_groups_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId:1566403051414083595417%2cVSRPtargetId:6785738%2cVSRPcmpt:primary" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> or the Council's new <a href="https://twitter.com/nzwcouncil" target="_blank">Twitter feed</a> and I look forward to keeping in touch. </p><p>Malcolm Brodie<br> Chair, National Zero Waste Council</p></div>