The TRUE Zero Waste certification aims to reduce the impact of waste.

It specifically allows for the following:

  • money-savings by reducing waste;
  • increases in the speed of progress by improving production processes and strategies environmental prevention;
  • support of sustainability (people, planet, profit);
  • reduction in the use of new resources.

Greenwich s.r.l. is qualified to offer consultancy services for strategic planning and guidance, as well as design and implementation development to achieve TRUE Zero Waste and LEED Zero Waste objectives.

The requirements for the TRUE Zero Waste certification are as follows:

  1. The project under certification must have a Zero Waste policy in place;
  2. In the last 12 months, the project must have achieved at least 90% of non-hazardous solid waste diverted from landfills/incinerators/environment. Diverted products are reduced, reused, recycled, composted and/or recovered for productive use in nature or in the economy;
  3. The project must comply with all federal, state/provincial and local solid waste and recycling laws and regulations. The project must comply with all air, water and land discharge permits required for the collection, handling or processing of materials.
  4. The project must have data documenting a base year of waste diversion data and measurements from the base year that adapt to changes in the size, type and nature of the activity;
  5. The project must not exceed a contamination level of 10% for off-site materials;
  6. The project must send 12 months’ worth of waste diversion data to GBCI every year in order to keep the certification current;
  7. The company must present a case study of zero-waste initiatives to be published on the GBCI website.

Zero waste policy

The TRUE Zero Waste programme requires projects to have a zero waste policy in place, achieving an overall average diversion of 90% or more from landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment for non-hazardous solid waste for the most recent 12 months and must meet a further five of the above minimum requirements.

LEED Zero Waste

To achieve the LEED Zero Waste certification, a project must achieve GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification at Platinum level (64-81 points).

For more information, contact Greenwich.