Zero Waste Canada

Who is Zero Waste Canada?

Zero Waste Canada (ZWC) is a non-profit grassroots organization, dedicated to helping end the age of wasting through better design & education!

Zero Waste Canada works with individuals, businesses and communities across Canada to support continuous reuse of resources and promotes the elimination of landfills and waste-to-energy plants.

We also advocate at all levels of government for responsible resource management and policies, legislation and initiatives that eliminate waste.

Zero Waste Canada is the national Canadian affiliate to the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) and follows the ZWIA guidelines of the Highest and Best Use for resources:

“We continuously evaluate our markets and direct our discarded products and packaging to recover the highest value according to the following hierarchy: reuse of the product for its original purpose; reuse of the product for an alternate purpose; reuse of its parts; reuse of the materials; sustainable recycling of inorganic materials in closed loop systems; sustainable recycling of inorganic materials in single-use applications; composting of organic materials to sustain soils and avoid use of chemical fertilizers; and composting or mulching of organic materials to reduce erosion and litter and retain moisture.”

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