National Zero Waste Council

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

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
Material Exchanges Webinar – Hear the RecordingMaterial Exchanges Webinar – Hear the Recording<div class="ExternalClass0C73477BFB7F4AD6A41324B09F315B24"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">A webinar on innovative material exchange and industrial symbiosis projects in Canada and the US was held on May 9.  Hear the recording</span></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
Circular Economy Business ToolkitCircular Economy Business Toolkit<div class="ExternalClass74C409E13734488180BE5DBF19EC5594"><p> This Toolkit, now available in French and English, focuses on business strategy, design innovation and stakeholder engagement to provide a how-to guide for companies, large and small, to future-proof their firms in the circular economy—and reap the dividends. </p> </div>,,

News and Events



Webinar on National Food Waste Reduction StrategyWebinar on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy<div class="ExternalClassD44C105C190747218E7D8A9A63F85ABB"><p>​Council partners with Sustain Ontario and Eco-Ethonomics to host webinar presentation and discussion with stakeholders July 18, 12:00-1:30pm EST<a href="/events/nfwrs-workshop/Pages/default.aspx">.</a> <a href="/events/nfwrs-webinars/Pages/Webinar-Registration-July-18.aspx">See here for dial-in details</a>.<span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span> </p></div>,
National Food Waste Reduction Strategy WorkshopNational Food Waste Reduction Strategy Workshop<div class="ExternalClass0F58F7E9158A4A479A88CFBCB61B7322"><p>Council partners with Recycle Quebec to host workshop on National Food Waste Reduction Strategy. See French <a href="/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy/Pages/default.aspx">presentation.</a><br></p></div>,
Stakeholder Engagement WebinarStakeholder Engagement Webinar<div class="ExternalClass7C0FACF35C77462899569B94027B7E0F"><p>​Hear about, and provide your feedback on, the Council's <em>National Food Waste Reduction Strategy.</em></p><p>Watch recordings of the <a href="/focus/food/national-food-waste-strategy/Pages/default.aspx#nfwrs-webinars">previous webinars</a></p> </div>, National Food Waste Reduction Strategy Webinar2017-05-23T07:00:00Z
Food Waste Management + Climate ActionFood Waste Management + Climate Action<div class="ExternalClassD11AC18532B04CCFBFAC97F7645DE67B"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">The Council released a report estimating the annual greenhouse gas emissions from food waste in Canada. The report also identifies how Canada could reduce food waste and begin to meet its commitment under the Paris Climate Accord. </span><br></p></div>,
Three Canadian Companies Recognized for Outstanding Zero Waste Product DesignThree Canadian Companies Recognized for Outstanding Zero Waste Product Design<div class="ExternalClass637A2B2C00F94A58B320D285B8774F8D"><p>Announcing the addition of three companies – Lush Handmade Cosmetics, Shaw Industries Incorporated and Club Coffee – to an esteemed design portfolio that celebrates businesses on the forefront of Canada's circular economy and zero waste movements.</p></div>, Three Canadian Companies Recognized for Outstanding Zero Waste Product Design2017-03-31T07:00:00Z



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
New food waste video food waste video2017-01-16T08:00:00ZVimeo219238360
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
About Us Economy/1About Us2016-06-28T07:00:00ZVimeo219987363
The Business Case for Zero Waste Design Webinar, Business Case for Zero Waste Design Webinar2016-11-22T08:00:00ZAdobeConnect

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