National Zero Waste Council

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

November 2, 2017
The National Zero Waste Council's 2017 AGM took place November 2 in Vancouver. Open to all Council Members and Supporters, the AGM included a report out on the Council's 2017 activities followed by a Member Forum featuring global leaders and breakout discussions around food waste, product design & packaging, construction, renovation & demolition waste and the circular economy. A presentation and background materials of the days proceedings are available here.

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.



Circular Cities Webinar – Hear the Recording Circular Cities Webinar – Hear the Recording <div class="ExternalClassA836C54973FC4CEBA01782FE4EB42DE1"><p>​The first in a two-part series on circular cities was held March 14 and featured Jacqueline Cramer, Professor of Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University. View the presentation and hear the recording. </p> </div>, Circular Cities, Amsterdam
Webinar on Compostable Packaging - Sept 26Webinar on Compostable Packaging - Sept 26<div class="ExternalClass2EFDC13C1536469380D5519AE2D265E6"><p>​This webinar is part of our nationwide consultation process on the topic of compostable packaging in Canada.</p></div>,,
National Food Waste Reduction StrategyNational Food Waste Reduction Strategy<div class="ExternalClass9FB074516AFA42B498909C72380C4E91"><p>The cost of food waste in Canada is $31 billion annually. Our Strategy identifies actions that can prevent and reduce the amount of food waste while generating economic opportunities and benefits to Canadian communities and the environment.  Learn more.</p></div>, National Food Waste Reduction Strategy, National Food Waste Reducation Strategy
2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awards2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awards<div class="ExternalClass43AEE5E2E85F435EBDF905DF3438AB58">National Zero Waste Council recognized by the Clean50 and Clean16 awards.</div>, Media Release, 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 awards

News and Events



NZWC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 2NZWC 2017 Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 2<div class="ExternalClassD6CE5CE88C0541F4902D8EC642368066"><p>​All Council Members and Supporters are invited. Highlights include council business, guest presentations, time for exchanging ideas, and an opportunity to network with members from across the country.</p></div>, 2017 NZWC Annual General Meeting - Thursday, November 22017-11-02T07:00:00Z
Zero Waste Conference 2017Zero Waste Conference 2017<div class="ExternalClassC253CDCA3D41469FAB918C93C9777059"><p>​Join us for ZWC 2017 featuring five key areas of innovation: <strong><em>plastics, textiles, food, circular cities and business innovation</em></strong>, this year's conference will present important insights on how we adapt and set the course for a circular economy in Canada.</p> </div>, http://www.zwc.ca2017-11-01T07:00:00Z
Roundtable event on Compostable PackagingRoundtable event on Compostable Packaging<div class="ExternalClass351C144545BE44099CCBC5B48BB02E16"><p>​Council is hosting an invite-only Stakeholder Roundtable on Compostable Packaging in Canada </p></div>, Roundtable event on Compostable Packaging2017-10-04T07:00:00Z
Webinar on Compostable Packaging in CanadaWebinar on Compostable Packaging in Canada<div class="ExternalClassBC4598C10F7642DF941EBF54B2728F78"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Council collaborating with Compost Council of Canada on webinar presentations and discussion with stakeholders, September 26, 10-11am PST.  </span></p></div>,
Metro Vancouver Receives Canada’s 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 AwardsMetro Vancouver Receives Canada’s 2018 Clean50 and Clean16 Awards<div class="ExternalClass0DF98BE9A2174A9A99770B179C0D8F6E"><p>​​National Zero Waste Council recognized by the Clean50 and Clean16 awards.</p></div>, Media 2017-09-20T07:00:00Z



Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conference Economy/21Industrial Revolution 4.0: NZWC Workshop at GLOBE 2016 Conference2016-03-04T08:00:00ZVimeo219174118
Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlights Economy/25Zero Waste Conference 2016 Highlights2017-06-01T07:00:00ZVimeo217244630
About Us Economy/1About Us2016-06-28T07:00:00ZVimeo219987363
Food Waste Campaign, Waste Campaign2015-09-29T07:00:00ZYouTube
By design: waste prevention and textiles Webinar, design: waste prevention and textiles Webinar2016-07-07T07:00:00ZAdobeConnect
New food waste video food waste video2017-01-16T08:00:00ZVimeo219238360

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