What Is Zero Waste Manufacturing?
The concept of "zero waste manufacturing" refers to the goal of eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by reducing or eliminating the generation of waste materials and maximizing the use of resources. This can be achieved by reducing material usage, optimizing production processes, reusing or recycling waste materials, and utilizing renewable energy sources. The aim of zero waste manufacturing is to achieve a closed-loop system where all materials are reused or recycled, and waste is minimized or eliminated.
Why Is it Important?
Zero waste manufacturing is important because it can help reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing activities and conserve natural resources. By minimizing waste and using resources efficiently, zero waste manufacturing can reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, conserve energy and water, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. It can also help companies reduce costs by minimizing raw material usage and waste disposal costs. Zero waste manufacturing represents a shift toward more sustainable manufacturing practices prioritizing environmental and social responsibility.
Our Current Diversion Rating: 78%
UL 2799A, the Standard for Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Zero Waste Classification, requires each facility of an organization to prove at least 90% diversion through methods other than waste to energy for that facility to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL) designations (Silver, Gold, Platinum). Our ultimate goal is for our facilities to achieve a landfill diversion rate of 90%