Who we Are

Zero Waste Canada

Zero Waste Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering Zero Waste policies and practices at the community, business and policymaking level.

As the national affiliate of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), Zero Waste Canada works from the bottom-up, engaging communities, businesses and government entities in the transition away from the linear economy, and end-of pipe remedies such as landfill and incineration, towards the circular/sharing economy, with front-end solutions under Zero Waste.

The Zero Waste International Alliance

The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) is a network of international organizations from around the world, working from the bottom- up towards a world without waste through public education and practical applications of Zero Waste principles.

The Zero Waste International Alliance has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration, operating at the local, national and international level, involving all sectors of society.

Through its network of national affiliates and partner organizations, the alliance:

  • initiates and facilitates research and information sharing for the promotion of Zero Waste,
  • builds capacity to effectively implement Zero Waste
  • sets standards for evaluating the achievement of Zero Waste.

Plese, visit Our Policies pages to learn more about what Zero Waste means to us.