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Zero Waste Canada Training Programs

Zero Waste Canada offers an array of zero waste educational programs that guide businesses and individuals to become on-site environmental advocates and start careers in the zero waste industry. HSR Zero Waste was contracted under an exclusive agreement by Zero Waste Canada to develop, manage, and promote their zero waste education and training programs.

ZWC programs are designed to provide a solid foundation for practices, policies, values, and concepts. They help the general public, municipalities, waste professionals, and community leaders gain experience about zero waste practices and how to implement these locally to achieve their zero waste goals.

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Kelli Etheridge

“This is an eye-opening course that explains the zero-waste challenges we face as individuals and as societies. It helped me put my own actions into the greater context of my own community and the planet as a whole. The solutions are both achievable and inspiring. Zero-waste is a complex issue that I now see has implications in every aspect of our…

Intro to Zero Waste (FREE)

The Introduction to Zero Waste information session promotes and introduces zero waste best practices to the general public. It answers questions like WHAT zero waste is, WHY it’s important, WHY to go zero waste now, and HOW you can make a change. It includes an introduction to Zero Waste Canada (ZWC) & the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA); the global problem of waste, including North America’s role, key associated impacts and why this has become a pressing issue; and the concept of zero waste and where the emphasis lies in a zero waste strategy. It also introduces opportunities for businesses, government and non-profit organizations and individuals to become on-site environmental advocates and get more involved with zero waste.

Zero Waste Fundamentals Program

Earn your Zero Waste Certificate today! The ZWF program is designed for those looking for more information on zero waste and how to take it to the next level. It provides individuals with a solid foundation of zero waste practices, policies, values, and concepts. After completion, you will be able to identify, support and become an on-site environmental advocate for zero waste. The ZWF program is the first step toward your zero waste journey, and a great way to build your career within the zero waste industry.

Zero Waste Associate Program

The Zero Waste Associate program provides individuals with an in-depth understanding of peer-reviewed and internationally accepted zero waste practices and policies. It is open to all individuals looking to take their knowledge to the next level and learn how to be an on-site environmental advocate for and implement zero waste policies and practices within decision-making situations at the facility level. If you’re an individual looking to get hired, a consultant looking to assist a client through a certification process, or a facility representative looking to certify your own facility, this course pathway is for you. Whether a small business or community centre, large complex or venue, or public, private, or non-profit institution, any facility can work toward zero waste.

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