The National Zero Waste Council is proud to be working with the following leading organizations.
Our campaign partners are helping us to activate LFHW Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Learn more about our campaign partners and their commitment to reducing and preventing food waste.
The Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage, RECYC-QUÉBEC, is a leader in responsible waste management in Québec. Created in 1990, we are a government-corporation that strives in making Québec a model for innovative and sustainable waste management. Our goal is to achieve a waste free society by promoting and developing source reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling, as well as conserving resources by creating added value from waste. Our mission is to promote circular economy and fight against climate change by encouraging best practices in waste prevention and management.
The City of Toronto’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy outlines how to best manage the City’s waste over the next 30 to 50 years. The Waste Strategy identifies the reduction of food waste as a key priority to help the City divert more waste from landfill and move towards an aspirational zero waste goal. The Food Waste Reduction Strategy includes an education campaign and outreach programs to teach residents about the benefits of reducing food waste from an environmental, social, and economic perspective. The Love Food Hate Waste campaign is a crucial first step in educating Toronto residents about the value of food and the importance of reducing the amount of food waste that is being disposed.
Walmart Canada operates a chain of 410 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, walmart.ca, is visited by 600,000 customers daily. With more than 85,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. As one of Canada’s largest retailers, we consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve and to support those communities to become stronger every day. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $300 million to Canadian charities. Walmart is a global leader in sustainability, with a focus on operating in a way that minimizes impact to the environment. In Canada, Walmart has committed to achieving zero food waste across operations by 2025. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.
The City of Vancouver plans to eliminate waste sent to landfills and incinerators by 2040. In the future, everyone who lives, works and visits Vancouver will think differently about everything currently disposed – including wasted food. While significant progress has been made in Vancouver and across the region with increasing the diversion of food scraps and other compostable organic materials from garbage, the City’s focus is expanding to preventing the wasting of food in the first place through initiatives such as Love Food Hate Waste.
Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation. We provide core utility services to more than 2.5 million people. Our services – drinking water, sewage treatment and solid waste – along with related services like regional parks, affordable housing and air quality management – help keep our region one of the most livable in the world.
Metro Vancouver has a goal to boost its recycling rate (currently at 62%) to 80% by 2020. An important component in meeting that goal is the prevention and reduction of food waste. A ban on organics in the solid waste stream which went into effect in 2015 continues to increase the amount of food waste going to composting facilities and less to disposal. Supporting the ban are public education programs such as Food Isn’t Garbage and behaviour change campaigns such as Love Food Hate Waste.
Love Food Hate Waste has been an important consumer campaign in Metro Vancouver for the past three years and we are excited to now be part of a national campaign collaborating with partners across Canada to prevent and reduce food waste.
Metro Vancouver founded the National Zero Waste Council in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in 2013.
Proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers, the Capital Regional District delivers regional services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands—including essential waste and recycling services. ‘Reduce’ and ‘reuse’ are fundamental principles of the CRD’s solid waste management strategy, a community-informed plan that supports, among other services, the delivery of public education programs focused on waste prevention. Although kitchen scraps are banned from the region’s landfill, household food waste continues to be a priority area for the CRD’s waste reduction education programming.
The City of Winnipeg is working to become a greener, more sustainable and food secure place for its residents. Our Comprehensive Integrated Waste Management Strategy, Climate Action Plan and the Winnipeg Food Council all have goals that require action to change how Winnipeggers manage food waste – specifically how to prevent, reduce and dispose of it. Partnering with Love Food Hate Waste will help our residents recognize the broader environmental impacts of food waste and the importance of reducing it to become more sustainable. It will also help our residents in their day-to-day lives, as they will learn the value of their food and how to make it go further, which can help reduce grocery bills and increase food security.
The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is an agent of change – promoting, facilitating, and advocating for a Circular Economy in Alberta through waste reduction and resource conservation. Through RCA’s Circular Communities Project, the City of Lethbridge and Strathcona County are also actively participating in LFHW Canada.