The BASF Catalysts site in Huntsville, Alabama earned Platinum Level Zero Waste Validation from UL, achieving 100 percent Landfill Diversion with 5 percent incineration with energy recovery. This marks the second year that BASF Catalysts has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill Validation from UL and is the first year they achieved 100 percent diversion.
Less than 0.2 percent of waste goes to the landfill at the production facility thanks to several initiatives and a multi-year commitment to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse materials. Over the last year, the Huntsville facility reduced trash by over 67 tons, diverted an additional 114 tons of waste from going to a landfill, increased recycling by 113 tons, and increased the direct reuse of waste materials by over 106 tons. In addition, a new cooling water tower reduces the facility’s water consumption by 200,000 gallons a year.
BASF Catalysts is already earning recognition for this impressive achievement. One of their customers, Honda of America Manufacturing, just awarded the facility their Green Excellence Recognition in Waste Stewardship Award. The award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in areas such as energy efficiency, pollution prevention, conservation and waste reduction.
To earn the Zero Waste to Landfill Validation, the BASF Catalysts Huntsville facility underwent a rigorous two-part audit, which included document evaluation and onsite visits. Each claim validation mark clearly indicates the facility’s specific rate of landfill diversion. For more information about Zero Waste Validation, visit https://industries.ul.com/environment/zero-waste.