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We champion Zero Waste. From feedback on reports and releases by the government, to resources and presentations for various organizations, our recent projects are listed below for review.

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A Zero Waste Agenda for BC

This report published October 2021 outlines what is needed to get to Zero Waste in BC along with the climate and job benefits of pursuing this approach. It is a collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives as an update to the 2013 Closing the Loop report. A summary is also available here.

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Municipal Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help local governments develop Zero Waste plans for their communities. It has a suite of actions by level of the Zero Waste Hierarchy and some that are specific to the generating sector. Additional ideas and feedback are welcome.

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Federal Consultation on Plastics Labelling
Our feedback can be seen here.

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Federal Consultation on the Plastics Registry
Our feedback can be seen here.

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BC Used Oil Management Association -draft program plan
Our feedback can be seen here.

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Call2Recycle Program -draft Plan

Our feedback can be seen here.

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Provincial Consultation on Clean BC’s Single Use Plastics Intentions Paper
Our feedback can be seen here.

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Federal Consultation on the Clean Energy Standard
Our feedback can be seen here.

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Metro Vancouver’s Biennial Solid Waste Management Plan report
Our joint feedback with Zero Waste Canada can be seen here. Many steps forward but still some significant challenges.

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BC Paint and HHW Program -draft plan
This plan was up for renewal. Our joint feedback with Zero Waste Canada can be seen here.

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Federal Consultation on the Single Use Plastic Regulation
Our feedback can be seen here.

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Federal Consultation on recycled content
This plan was up for renewal. Our feedback can be seen here.

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BC Lights Program -draft plan
This plan was up for renewal. Our feedback can be seen here.

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Federal Discussion Paper
The Government of Canada put out a discussion paper on plastic waste in 2020 and Zero Waste BC submitted this feedback: Federal feedback ZWBCv2

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BC Used Oil Program expansion-draft plan
Our feedback on this plan can be seen here.

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BC Recycling Regulation Intentions Paper
The Province of BC put out an intentions paper Recycling-Regulation-Intentions-Paper_2020-09-14) for which Zero Waste BC partnered with Zero Waste Canada to provide feedback: BC Intentions Paper ZWC-ZWBC response November 19,2020

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CRD Draft Solid Waste Management Plan
The Capital Regional District developed its draft plan and called for feedback. See ZWBC feedback on the plan here: A Zero Waste Review of the CRD draft SWMP final

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Metro Van Biennial Report
Our feedback on the biennial report: Metro Van biennial report feedback

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Waste-to-Energy OC Authorization
Feedback in collaboration with Zero Waste Canada: ZWBC – ZWC Waste-to-Energy OC Authorization 107051 comments copy 

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Metro Van Climate Discussion Paper
Metro Vancouver Climate discussion paper published the paper in Dec 2019. Our feedback in partnership with Zero Waste Canada: Feedback on Metro Vancouver’s Waste Management-Discussion paper to support Climate 2050 and the Clean Air Plan 

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District of Kitimat
The District wanted to know more about the pros and cons of waste to energy. See the presentation to Council: PresentationZWBC -DoK

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Waste Free Fraser Valley
Check out this great short video created by youth for youth in the Fraser Valley. For this Fraser Basin Council youth initiative, John Vissers from Zero Waste BC worked with the youth team.

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Tire Stewardship BC -draft program plan
This longstanding program has a draft program plan to which ZWBC submitted feedback to strengthen the program. ZWBC advocates for a broader collection network with no barriers (such as fees or requirements to purchase new tires) as well as caution around use of tires for mulch and playgrounds.

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Regional District of Central Kootenay Draft Solid Waste Management Plan
The Regional District developed its draft plan and called for feedback. See ZWBC feedback on the plan here.

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BC Smoke and CO Alarm Program Plan
This plan was up for renewal. Input from ZWBC is here.

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The Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council -draft plan for packaging
While the Brewers have a separate program plan for the beverage containers, they are required to develop a program plan for all of the additional packaging which is in draft here. ZWBC submitted feedback on this plan.

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Electronics Products Recycling Association
This plan was up for renewal. Input from ZWBC, in partnership with Zero Waste Canada, is here noting lots of scope to work on reuse, repair, part and better accessibility.

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The Stewardship Agencies of BC -draft Accessibility Standard
The previous accessibility standard that limited collection depots to certain driving times based on community population was problematic and left many communities underserved. This new proposed standard is not a big improvement. See our feedback on this here.

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