The volume of global waste continues to increase. Every year, 2.1 billion tonnes of waste are disposed to landfill. The impact is significant, with potentially toxic compounds from degrading materials leaching into the land, rivers, and oceans.
The production of raw materials and subsequent manufacturing operations is one of the biggest waste generators. Effective waste management is an essential part of material selection, product design and responsible manufacturing.
Our goal at Eurofins is to deliver services that help our customers understand the impact of their product, material, and manufacturing operations. These include waste management services, biodegradability, and recycled content verification.
Eurofins’ Zero waste to landfill targets and rewards companies that can divert 99% of waste away from landfills toward alternative solutions. Disposal to landfill should be the last resort. The primary objective is to reduce or eliminate waste before seeking other solutions such as recycling, reuse, repurposing, energy generation, biodegradability, etc.
Zero Waste to Landfill by Eurofins has two main pillars
- Training and understanding – our team can provide training to ensure that key staff understand and maximise the benefits of the elimination or reduction of waste.
- Assessment and certification – our assessment team visit the manufacturing facility to assess how the operation aims to minimise waste and optimise the recovery and reuse of the residual wastes generated.
If waste is managed effectively, manufacturing and waste management costs will be reduced, and environmental impacts minimized.
Contact us today for further details of our zero waste-to-landfill certification
Why Eurofins Sustainability Services?
Specialist experience in leather, textiles, paper, packaging and plastics
Multiple testing facilities
Complete package from biodegradability to toxicity impacts and plant response
Can be linked with the microplastic analysis of degradant