A new ‘Zero Waste to Landfill” certification has been launched by Carbon Trust.
It recognises businesses that have successfully avoided sending any of their waste to rubbish dumps.
Companies can reduce their environmental impact by cutting the amount of waste they produce, reusing materials, recycling and using waste for energy recovery.
As well as improving their sustainable credentials, these methods are all likely to save companies money in the long term.
The Carbon Trust award provides a clear framework for verifying claims that no waste has been sent to landfill – an increasing number of organisations want to be independently recognised for their achievements in managing waste and cutting carbon.
Lock manufacturer ASSA ABLOY was one of the first firms to get the certification.
Charles Robinson, ASSA ABLOY Sustainability Manager, said: “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.”
Beer company MillerCoors announced all its breweries are now landfill-free earlier this year.