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.

The National Zero Waste Council has united, among others, five of Canada’s largest metropolitan regions – Metro Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Edmonton – with key business and government leaders, academia and non-profit organizations in a call for national action and systems change to address waste generation.



Collaborate with us in tackling food wasteCollaborate with us in tackling food waste<div class="ExternalClass5B458AFD94F845769D794C0F889F1B7C"><p>​It's a complex problem addressed by our multifaceted National Food Waste Reduction Strategy: Call for Collaboration and Action. Please read and respond!</p></div>, National Food Waste Reduction Strategy: Call for Collaboration and Action, Cover of the above strategic document
Genesis of zero-waste designGenesis of zero-waste design<div class="ExternalClass25A40960A2C4416DAB97FE02C8694BFA"><p>​See our latest Circular blog, a dispatch from the frontlines of forward-thinking product and packaging design.</p></div>, Link to Circular blog about zero-waste design, Reusable food wrap made from beeswax
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>,,
New Circular blog New Circular blog <div class="ExternalClass90E41E14545E42148639944D6EE444BC"><p>​Sustainable business strategist Coro Strandberg introduces the Council’s state-of-the-art Circular Economy Business Toolkit and quotes three pioneers of the circular economy featured in a Council webinar in June.</p></div>,, Coro

News and Events



Circular Economy Business Lunch, EdmontonCircular Economy Business Lunch, Edmonton<div class="ExternalClassA7FBF9C9219F46EB89CF831F3CD98A55"><p>​Hear strategist Coro Strandberg introduce our seminal Circular Economy Business Toolkit. Event is co-hosted by the City of Edmonton and Recycling Council of Alberta. Learn more </p></div>,
Preventing food waste and tackling climate changePreventing food waste and tackling climate change<div class="ExternalClassEA538636E2974ABA856456D11C5CD7B0"><p>​Our submission to the federal government shows how a National Food Waste Reduction Strategy would help Canada deliver on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions</p></div>,
News release for launch of Circular Economy Business ToolkitNews release for launch of Circular Economy Business Toolkit<div class="ExternalClassFD4C7264F10F4D95B9FACA142DEF5EF9"><p>The Circular Economy Business Toolkit, released by<br>the National Zero Waste Council.</p></div>,
Federal Sustainable DevelopmentFederal Sustainable Development<div class="ExternalClass260095D28279440DB011DBC2F5EECADB"><p>​Council submission to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy</p></div>,
Canada's Open Source Circular Economy DayCanada's Open Source Circular Economy Day<div class="ExternalClass613468261E864544982D1BF60BFDB56B"><p>Canada's Open Source Circular Economy Day June 11, Vancouver, part of a global hackathon. ​In advance of summary report, <a href="" target="_blank">raw footage</a> June 11, 2016</p></div>,



Can I Compost That? Webinar I Compost That? Webinar2015-10-06T07:00:00ZBrightcove4540418879001
Food Waste Campaign, Waste Campaign2015-10-29T07:00:00ZYouTube
The Business Case for Zero Waste Design, Business Case for Zero Waste Design2016-11-22T08:00:00ZAdobeConnect
Textiles Webinar, Webinar2016-07-07T07:00:00ZAdobeConnect
About Us Economy/1About Us2016-06-28T07:00:00ZBrightcove4507124361001
Introduction to Cradle to Cradle Economy/2, to Cradle to Cradle2014-04-20T07:00:00ZYouTube

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