UL Environment, a business unit of UL, announced today a series of new
environmental claim validation service offerings designed to help companies
communicate and promote their efforts to reduce landfill waste. UL Environment's
Zero Waste to Landfill, Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill, and Landfill Waste
Diversion claim validations recognize companies that handle waste in innovative
and environmentally responsible ways.
Companies that achieve a landfill diversion rate of 100 percent qualify for
the Zero Waste to Landfill validation. Companies that achieve a diversion rate
of 98 percent or greater qualify for the Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill
validation. Those that achieve a diversion rate of 80 percent or greater qualify
for aLandfill Waste Diversion validation.
"With more businesses undertaking waste reduction initiatives, there is a
growing need for meaningful, third-party validation of landfill waste diversion
claims. UL Environment is excited to introduce this claim validation service to
companies that want to quantify and qualify their efforts," says Sara
Greenstein, president of UL Environment. "Additionally, the trusted UL
Environmental Claim Validation mark, which companies may feature in their
marketing materials, helps companies communicate and promote their facilities'
waste reduction accomplishments clearly and confidently."
UL Environment's landfill waste diversion criteria include a variety of
methods that companies may use to minimize the amount of waste they send to
landfills, from energy creation through waste incineration to reuse, recycling,
and composting. To earn a Zero Waste to Landfill claim validation mark, a
Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill claim validation mark, or a Landfill
Waste Diversion claim validation mark, companies must undergo an extensive,
two-part, UL-led audit, which includes document evaluation and onsite visits.
Each claim validation mark clearly indicates the facility's specific rate of
landfill diversion. Facilities whose landfill waste diversion claims have been
validated by UL Environment are audited annually and featured in UL
To learn more about UL Environment's Zero Waste to Landfill,
Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill, and Landfill Waste Diversion
claim validations, visit www.ul.com/environment.
About UL Environment
UL Environment, a business unit of UL, works to advance global
sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and
development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations.
We help companies achieve their sustainability goals—and help purchasers,
specifiers, retailers, governments, and consumers find products they can trust.
UL Environment offers environmental claim validations, multi-attribute product
certifications, environmental product declarations, indoor air quality
certification, product emissions testing, organizational sustainability
certification, and consulting. For more information, visit www.ul.com/environment.
UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of
proven history. Employing nearly 9,000 professionals in 46 countries, UL is
evolving the future of safety with five distinct business units – Product
Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and Knowledge Services – to
meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public. For more
information on UL's family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing,
and certification facilities, go to www.UL.com.
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