• Certify Your Zero Waste Event Through SCS

     
    POSTED August 25, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Richard Bell

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

Zero Waste Events Certification recognizes municipal solid waste volumes diverted from landfills at individual events. Certification provides third-party assurance that waste elements are diverted from landfills using any of the following methods: reuse, reclamation, recycling, composting, sale/donation, and waste-to-energy.

Under the SCS Zero Waste Events Standard:

  • Events demonstrating at least 75% waste diversion can be recognized through certification. 
  • Events achieving 99% waste diversion can make a certified “Zero Waste Event” claim. 
  • Events achieving below 99% will have their exact diversion stated on the certificate. For example, “Event Achieved 85% Waste Diversion from Landfill.”

In addition to recognizing efforts to divert waste generated at an event, the standard encourages increased visibility into the downstream flow of wastes leaving the event. By identifying where the material flows, event managers can potentially claim higher diversion rates.

 

 

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