According to the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), Zero Waste is about achieving "the conservation of all resources through the responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of all products, packaging and materials, without burning them and without discharging them into the soil, water or air so that they do not threaten the environment or human health".
By switching to Zero Waste, organic, environmentally friendly, reusable and waste-free products are offered/used and are therefore considered part of the Circular Economy, which calls for reduction, reuse and recycling to avoid waste generation and the depletion of natural resources.
Who is "Zero Waste" aimed at?
Any company that wants to join the Zero Waste movement and start minimising its waste.
As well as those who wish to obtain the Zero Waste certificate from AENOR.
What does the Zero Waste study contain?
Zero Waste seeks to establish a system for monitoring and evaluating the correct management of an organisation's waste, highlighting legal compliance and compliance with the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
TMI will carry out a study aimed at the maximum reduction of waste throughout the life cycle of a company's process or product, offering indicators and alternatives so that they can comply with the objectives set.
Methodology for AENOR Zero Waste certification
With a view to AENOR certification, companies need an inventory of all the waste they generate when manufacturing or disposing of their products, as well as complete traceability from its generation to its recovery.
This requires documenting the percentage of waste that is considered for recycling and presenting a good waste minimisation plan.
For this purpose TMI will collect all relevant information from the company regarding waste, legal requirements, storage and any other necessary documentation.
The methodology used, as well as the certification, is based on 4 fundamental pillars that promote the implementation of a Circular Economy system based on the recovery and recycling of the waste generated, through the responsible, efficient and sustainable use of resources.
Benefits of switching to Zero Waste
- Greater knowledge and control over the company's waste management process.
- Ethical and environmental manifesto.
- Cost reduction.
- Improves corporate image and helps to increase customer loyalty.
- Ensures legal compliance on waste issues.
- Meet the ethical and environmental demands of your stakeholders.