Zero Waste to Landfill

Zero Waste to Landfill

The “Zero Waste to Landfill(ZWTL-EU1) certification is a new standard in the field of corporate environmental compliance which promotes the circular economy and can be applied to companies in all sectors. The ZWTL-EU1 standard concerns proper waste management and verifies the Dr % diversion rate from landfill. Businesses are able to achieve this goal through various methods, such as:

  • Reduction of material consumption
  • Reuse of materials
  • Recycling, composting and use of anaerobic process
  • Energy recovery

The specialized consultants of R3 Knowledge are here to prepare you for the harmonization with the “Zero Waste to Landfill” (ZWTL) standards and the certification process by Eurocert.

This innovative standard certifies the documented and environmentally friendly management of all types of a company’s waste and is provided for the first time in Greece, satisfying a trend that is already a reality in international markets. The ZWTL-EU1 Standard focuses on the calculation of the percentage of the diversion rate (Dr%) of waste generated by a company in a certain period of time. The goal is the diversion rate (Dr) to tend to 100% which means that the volume of waste that ends up in landfills tends to zero.

It is addressed to companies of various industrial sectors that either are complying or want to comply with the most up-to-date environmental criteria, both in terms of their production processes and the disposal of the generated waste.

ZWTL certified companies demonstrate in action that they apply the principles of circular economy and sustainable development and enjoy multiple competitive benefits, such as entering markets where this certification is a prerequisite. Certified companies receive a Certificate of Verification which has an annual duration, with the possibility of renewal per year.

What does a company gain via the implementation of the standard?

  • Achieving savings in terms of natural and financial resources
  • Reduction of operating expenses
  • Reduction of Municipal Fees, in case the “I Pay as much as I Litter” rule is implemented
  • Improvement of the corporate environmental profile – Green Marketing – Green Business
  • Distinction as an environmentally friendly company both in the eyes of the society and in the business world
  • Attraction of financial resources for green investments
  • Attraction of new customers with environmental awareness
  • Harmonization with policies – zeroing the risk of sanctions
  • Innovation and novelty regarding the offered products and services