Applicants are judged on each part of the waste hierarchy. We appreciate that companies will have different strengths within those categories as they work towards zero waste, therefore those who aren't involved in all criteria will not be penalised.
Wherever possible please produce evidence and data to support your statements.
Internal education, encouraging and persuading staff to prevent unnecessary waste
Design of processes and products to ensure waste arisings are minimised
Green procurement processes and supply chain
What materials and products are being re-used?
Include volumes and percentages.
Maintenance, cleaning, repairing, refurbishing.
Recycling & composting
What are you doing with waste that cannot be avoided or recycled?
Are you recovering energy from your waste?
Volumes of energy generated
Closed loop recycling
What materials and products are being recycled or composted Include volumes and percentages
Difficult waste streams and hazardous waste
Include improvement data
The movement of waste up the Waste Hierarchy and, importantly, away from landfill
What investments have been made?
Advantages that zero waste brings to your organisation, including cost efficiency and other benefits