21 Feb The Carbon Trust Recently Launched New Zero-Waste-to-Landfill Certification
The Carbon Trust recently launched a new sustainable certification system called the “Zero Waste to Landfill,” according to Sustainable Brands. The certification features a framework and set of standards for verifying zero-waste-to-landfill claims, and it builds on the previous methodology established by the Carbon Trust’s Standard for Waste. The new standards make it easier for Carbon Trust to effectively gauge an organization’s sustainable achievements.
Ultimately, the certification recognizes those outstanding organizations that achieve notable sustainable successes, such as reducing overall waste generation, reusing more materials and diverting more materials to be used for energy recovery. Not only do these new standards make it easier for The Carbon Trust to verify sustainable claims, but it also offers organizations an opportunity to gain recognition for their achievements from a credible institution. A number of companies have already worked to achieve the Carbon Trust’s zero-waste-to-landfill certification. Lock manufacturer ASSA ABLOY, for instance, was one of the first organizations to gain the certification. “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,” says Charles Robinson, the Sustainability manager for ASSA ABLOY.
Carbon Trust notes that setting a zero-waste-to-landfill target can help a company to produce critical savings—especially through efficient resource management and reduced landfill costs. Consumers also often take note of a company’s sustainable achievements, and Carbon Trust’s certification can now serve as a potent sign of a company’s commitment to sustainability. Companies that are interested in pursuing zero-waste-to-landfill strategies should consider contacting Good360. We specialize in partnering companies with excess goods or products with nonprofits in need of those specific items. By doing this, these companies reduce their waste generation, and the nonprofits receive the resources they require to pursue their goals. Learn more about how we pair companies with nonprofits here.