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Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill

The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill recognises an organisation’s achievements in reducing its environmental impact by actively diverting its waste streams from landfill through reuse, recycling or recovery

Over 30 million tonnes of waste is generated annually in the UK and over a quarter of it is still being sent to landfill.  Disposing of waste to landfill has a significant environmental impact at a local level, but the methane gas produced by decomposing food waste also generates around 3% of the UK’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, thus contributing significantly to climate change.  This, together with ever increasing landfill taxes, create a powerful incentive for responsible organisations to do everything they can to divert their waste from landfill.

The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill recognises organisations that take a best practice approach to waste management and actively divert all appropriate waste streams from landfill.

It offers an independent, third-party validation of achievement in waste management and provides an opportunity to validate real achievements in managing solid wastes, demonstrating that waste streams are being managed and that recovery, recycling or reuse solutions are being actively implemented.

It provides a framework for improving operational efficiency and, at the same time, securing tangible economic benefits such as a reduction in disposal costs and increased revenues from the sale of recyclable materials.

Minimising 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. 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 recognised organisation. ASSA ABLOY and the Carbon Trust share the same values in fact-based transparency, which ensured the partnership was a great fit.

Charles Robinson, Sustainability Manager – EMEA, ASSA ABLOY

A Carbon Trust webinar: Zero Waste to Landfill

14 March 2017, 11 am - 12 noon (GMT)

A webinar discussion on Zero Waste to Landfill, what it means for business and why we launched the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill

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To find out more please download the Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfill overview (PDF), download our Zero Waste to Landfill booklet below, or feel free to speak to one our advisors on +44 (0)20 7832 4655.

Zero Waste to Landfill booklet

How your organisation can reduce its environmental impact through reuse, recycling or recovery

Publication date: November 2016

Achieving zero waste to landfill makes good business sense for those organisations considering a sustainable future for their business.

This booklet contains guidance on:

  • What is Zero Waste to Landfill?
  • How can it be achieved?
  • Five guidelines to help you achieve waste diversion goals
  • Does zero really mean zero?
  • The Carbon Trust Standard for Zero Waste to Landfilll

You can find more details about how the Carbon Trust can help your organisation to reduce resource consumption, benefit from a more resource efficient approach, and achieve zero waste to landfill.


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