Is your business striving for zero waste?
What is zero waste?
The Zero Waste International Alliance external link describes Zero Waste as:
a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.
Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.
Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.
Measures of success in meeting this goal are outlined in Zero Waste Business Principles external link and the Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities external link .
Zero waste resources
Note: the following links lead to external websites.
- TRUE Zero Waste certification system external link
- UL validation system external link for zero waste and waste diversion claims
- Zero Waste Alliance external link
- Zero Waste Washington external link