The technical definition of the term 'zero waste to landfill' is 'the diversion of all waste from being land-filled', although the phrase has become increasingly popular in the waste industry for neatly describing an environmentally friendly philosophy towards reducing the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill.
TWC are supporters of both 'zero waste to landfill' and the 3 Rs of recycling (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) which share the common goal of ultimately preserving our environment and making the world a better place to live.
Why supporting zero waste to landfill is important?
By committing to minimising the amount of waste that reaches a landfill site, companies supporting 'zero waste to landfill' are making a significant contribution to:
Also know as the 'three Rs', the term 'reduce, reused, recycle' is widely across all industries in relation to recycling and reducing waste.
The ‘three Rs’ offer a way for us all to minimise the materials we use, the energy we use, the amount of Earth’s resources we use; as well as how we can reduce the amount of waste that we create in everyday life.
Organisations adopting the 'three Rs' are able to see how they can make a positive impact every single day by making a few small changes in their behaviours and operations.
So let's take a closer look at each of the ‘three Rs’...
Reduce refers to the way we can minimise our impact on the Earth’s environment. It also makes us aware of the amount of fuel and water that we use.
Here are some practical ways you and your organisation can start 'reducing' today:
Rather than throwing away items we no longer want or need that are in perfectly good working order, we can ensure their reuse in a number of different ways, thereby avoiding adding to landfill:
Recycling is all about breaking down an item in order to make something new from its materials.
Here are some examples of effective recycling:
To learn more about TWC's operating practices and the work we do to reduce landfill, preserve the environment, and make our services streamlined and efficient, contact our team who are on hand to answer your questions.