Zero Waste
Zero Waste

Zero Waste

The first program to validate zero waste claims.

Many companies and municipalities are working to reduce waste, with the ultimate goal of achieving zero waste. UL can validate a company’s efforts and provide credibility to those efforts with the industry’s first and only standard for zero waste and waste diversion claims.

UL offers three landfill waste diversion claim validations to recognize companies that handle waste in environmentally responsible and innovative ways—from energy production via incineration to reuse, recycling and composting:

  • Zero Waste to Landfill for facilities that consistently achieve a landfill waste diversion rate of 100%
  • Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill for facilities that have achieved a landfill diversion rate of 98% or greater
  • Landfill Waste Diversion for facilities that have achieved a landfill diversion rate of greater than or equal to 80%

Each claim validation is clearly defined, carefully reviewed and thoroughly vetted so that businesses and their customers can understand the environmental significance of such a major achievement.

Facilities that achieve compliance with UL’s Zero Waste Procedure are featured by name in UL’s Sustainable Product Guide and are also entitled to use the UL environmental claim validation badge in their promotional and marketing materials, providing extra credibility in the marketplace as well as a competitive edge.

UL also offers supporting services to help companies implement and promote their waste reduction claims. We can conduct readiness assessments; develop programs to optimize processes for waste reduction, reuse and recycling; and validate claims for recyclability, recycled content and take-back programs for waste or reclaimed materials.

Find the right service within the UL offering and learn how it meets your particular needs.