by Brianna Crandall — December 28, 2016 — The U.K.-based Carbon Trust, independent advisor, certifier and developer of low-carbon technologies and solutions, has launched a new certification to recognize companies that have successfully achieved zero waste to landfill.
The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill recognizes an organization’s achievements in reducing its environmental impact through actively diverting its non-hazardous waste streams from landfill, typically through a combination of reducing waste, finding ways to reuse materials, increasing recycling or sending waste to energy recovery.
The new standard provides a robust framework for verifying zero waste to landfill claims that is fully aligned with the methodology of the existing Carbon Trust Standard for Waste. This supports the increasing number of organizations that want independent and credible recognition of their achievements in improved waste management.
Although a substantial commitment for a business, a zero waste to landfill target can produce tangible savings, both through better use of resources and reduced landfill costs, as well as demonstrating their commitment to becoming a more sustainable company. One of the first companies to achieve the new certification was ASSA ABLOY, one of the world’s largest lock manufacturers.
Find out more about the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill certification on the Carbon Trust Web site.