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Environmental Assistance and Customer Service

Zero Waste to Landfill

Find out who has declared
Zero Waste to Landfill in NC!

*denotes a member of the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Register Now for the 2016 Manufacturers Zero Waste Conference

March 22 & 23, 2016

Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

This is a joint event with the Carolina Recycling Association's 26th Annual Conference & Tradeshow. The conference is a two day peer sharing event that will address a variety of zero waste to landfill programs, issues and challenges facing manufacturers and businesses in North and South Carolina.

Reserve your spot now!

Conference brochure

 

 

DEACS Networking Event

Staff from DEACS in cooperation with the Economic Development Partnership of NC and Burke Development hosted a networking event on September 1st in Morganton. The event introduced the services and programs provided by DEACS at no cost to N.C. businesses and indsutry.  Below are the presentations from the speaker.

  • NCDEACS Environmental Assistance Section Overview  ppt    pdf
  • Environmental Permit Assistance  ppt    pdf
  • Environmental Stewardship Initiative  ppt   p df
  • Recycling Program  ppt    pdf
  • Waste Reduction Partners  ppt    pdf

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.

This informational flyer outlines resources and success stories. Download ZWTL flyer

What resources are available?

Recycling Markets Directory: Recycling Markets Directory logoOnline 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: ESI LogoDENR's ESI is designed to promote and encourage superior environmental performance by North Carolina's regulated community

 

Waste Reduction Partners: Waste Reductions Partner logoWRP has helped businesses and industries reduce utility operating costs by more than $40.1 milliion since 2000, while meeting environmental sustainability objectives

ZWTL Toolbox

Informational Flyer

This informational flyer outlines resources and success stories

Presentations and Videos

Download a copy of this introductory ZWTL presentation to use as is (PDF), or tailor to suit your needs (PPTX).

If a waste sort, or dumpster dive is part of your ZWTL plan these short videos may help you prepare and organize a successful event. 

Material Directories

Recycling Markets Directory: Recycling Markets Directory logoOnline tool for finding an outlet for N.C. business’ recyclables

Waste Trader: N.C.’s marketplace for discarded or surplus materials and products

Certification and Recognition

Other Resources

  • NC State's Industrial Extension Service: Our tailored solutions, university and community connections, and engineering know-how can help your company stay abreast of the latest technologies, and best practices in engineering and business management
  • EPA-Energy Recovery from Waste: Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useable heat, electricity, or fuel through a process often called waste-to-energy (WTE)
  • Zero Waste Alliance: Alliance formed to promote the use of Zero Waste strategies
  • Zero Waste International Alliance: Alliance established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base that can be used to build both employment and business opportunity
  • American Society for Testing Materials International: Globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Green Manufacturer:The official website of Green Manufacturer magazine

 

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