The Quest For Zero Waste to Landfill with UL 2799
As part of their overall commitment to environmental sustainability, leading corporations are embracing the concept of zero waste in their operations and business practices. Their goal: Reduce waste to the lowest possible levels. However, various parties define “zero” differently, and the absence of objective criteria and transparent validation processes leads to discrepancies among seemingly comparable practices. This diminishes the potential value of corporate waste diversion claims for brands and consumers.
This UL Solutions white paper discusses our approach to validating zero waste claims as presented in UL 2799, Environmental Claim Validation Procedure for Zero Waste to Landfill. The white paper includes:
- An overview of the emergence of waste diversion as a corporate sustainability priority and its potential benefits
- The challenges in validating zero waste claims
- A discussion of the requirements in UL 2799
- A brief review of UL 2799A, Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Zero Waste Classifications, and considerations for companies seeking to implement an effective waste diversion strategy
UL 2799 Landfill Waste Diversion Claim Validations
Our Zero Waste to Landfill and Landfill Waste Diversion claim validations recognize companies that handle waste in environmentally responsible and innovative ways.
UL 2799 Zero Waste to Landfill Program Overview and Waste Diversion Training – Online Course
This course covers the different pathways and methods discarded materials can be diverted from landfills and how to correctly calculate a waste diversion rate.