Zero Waste Canada’s Zero Waste Facility Certification program is the only Zero Waste certification program in the world formally recognized by the Zero Waste International Alliance. The program is open to any facility seeking to work in the direction of Zero Waste, regardless of size, location or current levels of performance.
Zero Waste Canada believes that Zero Waste is a journey.
A journey along which we are always supportive, yet never satisfied.
While we recognize that Zero Waste is not about being perfect, we know that Zero Waste is about continuously striving for improvement.
By establishing Zero Waste as our direction, we open the door to valuable opportunities that extend well beyond waste reduction.
This program has been designed as a logical progression, where the criteria at each level represent a stepping stone towards the next.
Precisely because we believe that Zero Waste is the journey more than the destination.
We periodically review our program criteria, because we ourselves are continuously striving for improvement, and encourage
widespread participation to further Zero Waste policies and practices across Canada.