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- What is Zero Waste? A pledge to reduce waste, focusing on sustainability by reusing, recycling, and reducing waste to near zero levels.
What is TRUE Certification?
TRUE Certification is a system used for businesses to define and achieve their zero waste goals. TRUE evaluates how well companies minimize their waste and resource use.
Key components of TRUE certification
Procedure for TRUE Certification
Begin by registering your project with the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI). This step typically involves providing basic information about your facility or company and the scope of your zero waste initiatives.
Documentation & Application:
Collect data and evidence related to your zero waste initiatives. This includes information about waste diversion practices, recycling efforts, reduction strategies, and more.
Fill in the necessary application forms and submit along with the collected data. This application serves as a comprehensive portrayal of your project's adherence to TRUE certification requirements.
Assessment and review
Once your application is submitted, a third-party assessor will review your documentation to ensure it meets TRUE certification criteria. In many cases, an on-site assessment might be required. The assessor visits your facility to verify the submitted data and evaluate the implementation of zero waste practices.
If your project meets all the criteria, you'll be awarded the TRUE certification. The level (Silver, Gold, or Platinum) will depend on the number of credits achieved. With the certification in hand, you can now promote your achievement. Showcase your commitment to sustainability and zero waste, which can be a valuable asset in terms of branding and stakeholder trust.