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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Circular Economy 101Circular Economy 101<div class="ExternalClass626BD17C04174C748969C336543CBE41"><p>​​​​With waste piling up on our land and in our oceans we need a solution. Fortunately, there is one; it's called the Circular Economy. </p></div>https://vimeo.com/336627451, Circular Economy 101http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CELCVideo.jpg, Circular Economy 101Circular Economy
Circular Economy for PlasticsCircular Economy for Plastics<div class="ExternalClass9F4C4034EC3D42DE9B8BB69B84A72459"><p>​​We live in the age of plastic. In fact, practically every aspect of modern life uses plastic in some form or another, but there is one giant problem, plastic waste is piling up on our land and in our oceans. What is the solution?</p></div>https://vimeo.com/326407334, Circular Economy for Plasticshttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CELCPlasticsVideo.jpg, Circular Economy for PlasticsCircular Economy
Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes <div class="ExternalClass85E97643DB6A43E2A762E33F0699815E"><p>NZWC’s Plastics Advisory Panel releases report that identifies a list of plastics waste and single use items that pose challenges to municipalities and marine environments. The report provides a range of actions that would prevent and better manage this waste.</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/Documents/RegulatoryApproachesforPriorityPlasticWastes.pdf, Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes http://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/PriorityPlasticWastes.PNG, Regulatory Approaches for Priority Plastic Wastes Plastics
Searching for innovations in Food Packaging, Textiles & Marine PlasticsSearching for innovations in Food Packaging, Textiles & Marine Plastics<div class="ExternalClass57184F1E23294BE9972D581B6E541FF3"><p>​​​DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 20 - the NZWC and Think Beyond Plastic™ are once again collaborating to showcase Canadian innovations at the forefront of waste prevention and the Circular Economy. Think you’ve got what it takes? Submit your proposal today. </p></div>https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/canada_innovation_showcase_2019, Innovation Showcasehttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/CanadianInnovationShowcase270x200.jpg, Canadian Innovation ShowcaseCircular Economy
2019 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference2019 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference<div class="ExternalClassBDB5063E78E84893A70D1FDF1E5BDD46"><p>​​​A FUTURE WITHOUT WASTE: MOBILIZING FOR SUCCESS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. The circular economy demands new ways of doing almost everything. Those accepting this challenge are succeeding through bold change and innovative approaches. The 2019 Zero Waste Conference is proud to present a program that convenes change-makers and innovators from different sectors and across the globe to share their wisdom and insights.</p></div>http://www.zwc.ca, Zero Waste Conferencehttp://www.nzwc.ca/FeaturedImages/ZWC-2019.jpg, ZWCCircular Economy
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

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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
National Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and PackagingNational Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and Packaging<div class="ExternalClassCD92E8608B2B4448A0245EC12EA8C086"><p>The National Zero Waste Council has engaged Value Chain Management International (VCMI) to undertake new research exploring how food packaging affects the amount of food wasted along the Canadian supply chain.​​​</p></div>http://www.nzwc.ca/additional-info/media/Documents/20190724-NZWCResearchingRelationshipBetweenFoodWasteandPackaging.pdf, National Zero Waste Council Researching Relationship Between Food Waste and Packaging2019-07-24T07:00:00ZNZWC
Report: A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in CanadaReport: A Vision for a Circular Economy for Plastics in Canada<div class="ExternalClassD5921C638DE04CBA83EA338489990EFB">The Circular Economy Leadership Coalition released a report on the economic and environmental urgency of “closing the loop” on Canadian plastic waste. The report offers civic, provincial and federal policy makers five policy recommendations to reduce environmental damage and capture the economic value of Canada’s plastic waste. </div>https://institute.smartprosperity.ca/sites/default/files/report-circulareconomy-february14-final.pdf, https://institute.smartprosperity.ca/sites/default/files/report-circulareconomy-february14-final.pdf2019-02-15T08:00:00ZSmart Proserity Institute
Walmart Canada makes milestone commitment to plastic waste reductionWalmart Canada makes milestone commitment to plastic waste reduction<div class="ExternalClass7EDB3088F8FC4833BBA200FB081E3731"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">Walmart Canada announced the Walmart Canada Charter on Plastics, a milestone commitment to reduce plastic waste across its operations. The announcement builds on Walmart Inc.’s 2016 commitment to have 100 per cent recyclable private brand packaging by 2025.</span></p></div>https://www.walmartcanada.ca/news/2019/01/23/walmart-canada-makes-milestone-commitment-to-plastic-waste-reduction, Walmart Canada makes milestone commitment to plastic waste reduction2019-01-23T08:00:00ZWalmart
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada backing risk takers to solve challengesInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada backing risk takers to solve challenges<div class="ExternalClass2350F6BE512A4ED19CC1A5F6BF51EC80"><p>​<span lang="EN-CA">As the single largest purchaser of Canadian goods and services, the Government of Canada has a unique opportunity to support the growth of Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs.</span><span lang="EN-CA"> </span><span lang="EN">Through the <a href="https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/h_00000.html" target="_blank">Innovative Solutions Canada program</a>, it’s partnering with eligible Canadian small businesses and facilitating the early development, testing and validation of prototypes, as well as preparing a pathway to commercialization.</span></p></div>https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/101.nsf/eng/h_00000.html, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada backing risk takers to solve challenges. Are you ready?2018-12-06T08:00:00ZInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

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