Many manufacturers and other organizations in North Carolina are working on waste reduction efforts to help their financial and environmental bottom line. The leaders in these efforts have achieved the impressive status of sending zero waste to landfills, rising to the challenge of returning valuable resources back into the economy, reducing their regulatory liability, and increasing their resilience against outside factors.
To learn more about how the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service can help you adopt or improve Zero Waste to Landfill practices, please contact Scott Fisterat 919-707-8131.
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What are the benefits of Zero Waste to Landfill?
ZWTL has many benefits including saving money through the reduction of waste; faster progress to cleaner production, more innovative steps; improved material flows because all materials should either return as reusable or recycled materials or would be suitable for use as compost or energy recovery; and ultimately supports sustainability by ensuring economic well being, environmental protection, and social well being.
What resources are available?
Recycling Markets Directory: Online tool for finding an outlet for N.C. business’ recyclables
Waste Trader: N.C.’s marketplace for discarded or surplus materials and products
Environmental Stewardship Initiative: DENR's ESI is designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance by North Carolina's regulated community
Waste Reduction Partners: WRP has helped businesses and industries reduce utility operating costs by more than $40.1 milliion since 2000, while meeting environmental sustainability objectives
2014 ZWTL Conference Presentations
Daimler Trucks North America in Cleveland presented on Zero Waste to Landfill at an ESI networking group in June 2013.
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