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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Zero Waste Conference 2020 - 10 Year AnniversaryZero Waste Conference 2020 - 10 Year Anniversary<div class="ExternalClass3C93EDA42A7A4AD5970935EC101FC81D"><p>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!</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca, ZWChttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/zwc2020.jpg, ZWCCircular Economy
2020 Annual General Meeting – November 10 – in Vancouver2020 Annual General Meeting – November 10 – in Vancouver<div class="ExternalClass18E0E8F5EC744518A24949FE613655D0"><p><strong>The date for the National Zero Waste Council’s AGM has changed – it will be Tuesday, November 10 in Vancouver </strong>from 12:00 to 2:00 pm (PST). 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 on how the Council can catalyze continued progress on waste prevention and a transition to a circular economy across Canada.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/events/agm-2020, http://www.nzwc.ca/events/agm-2020http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/NZWCLogo.JPG, http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/NZWCLogo.JPGNZWC
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
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

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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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