Our Commitment to Zero Waste to Landfill
We understand that organisations are increasingly coming under pressure to demonstrate their environmental credentials, while at the same time trying to minimise process and save money. There are numerous of ways to achieve this but the quickest route is to first ensure that no business waste goes to landfill.
At Footprint, we operate a zero waste to landfill policy and help organisations to find creative ways to turn waste into something useful. Many of our customers have already adopted this approach or are embarking on the journey towards zero waste to landfill, a journey that not only delivers corporate and environmental responsibility but can actually reduce business costs associated with disposal and generate revenue from recyclables.
Zero Waste Ideas
- Audit Your Waste! By conducting regular, thorough waste reviews you can make significant savings not just in the amount of waste you produce, but in time spent processing waste and the costs of handling it
- Sell Your Recyclables! If you produce a reasonable volume of waste such as scrap metal, plastic, cardboard, paper or textiles you can generate income from it.
- Remove Recyclables From General Waste! General waste is mostly a whole lot of recyclable items that you don’t have enough of, or don’t have the know-how, to separate and recycle individually. Without adding to your processing time consider placing them into a dry mixed recycling bin or skip at a fraction of the price. In nearly all instances, we can reduce your general waste by at least 85%, usually more.
- Get Your Staff and Suppliers Involved! Be sure to share your waste goals with those you work with so they understand what you want to achieve and can help drive the program. Some of the best waste reduction and recycling schemes have come from the most unlikely sources.
- Recycle Your Food! Food waste is sent to anaerobic digestion and is turned into compost.
- Burn The Rest For Energy! Whatever you can’t recycle can be processed to produce energy. Even non-recyclable items are diverted from landfill as can be burned to generate electricity in specialist plants. This process involves removing recyclable materials from waste and then burning what is left over to produce steam which in turn produces energy.