New Certification for Zero Waste

Carbon Trust, an independent expert on carbon management and reduction, added a new standard to recognize companies with attainment of “zero waste” to landfill.

According to the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill, a certified firm should reduce the environmental impact by keeping their waste streams away from landfill. Ways used to achieve that typically include reducing waste, finding ways to reuse materials, increasing recycling, or sending waste to energy recovery.

The new standard’s framework is based on the methodology of the existing Carbon Trust Standard for Waste. Carbon Trust claims that the certification supports organizations seeking independent and credible recognition of their achievements in improved waste management. It also maintains that businesses can save through making better use of resources and reducing landfill costs, despite the requirement of outstanding commitment by the businesses.

ASSA ABLOY, one of the world’s largest lock manufacturers, is among the first companies to attain the new certification. “Minimizing and ultimately eliminating waste generation across all of our waste streams, where possible, is a real opportunity for us to greatly reduce our environmental impact,” said Charles Robinson, Sustainability Manager – EMEA of ASSA ABLOY. “Working with the Carbon Trust was a really good chance for us to verify our zero waste to landfill achievements, with an independent and internationally recognized organization.”

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