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04.07.13

Carbon Trust to launch new waste standard

A new international standard will help organisations to certify their management and reduction of waste, the Carbon Trust has announced.

The new standard will be launched later this year and will require organisations to measure, manage, and reduce their solid and hazardous waste. It will also include a qualitative assessment to show waste is being managed responsibly, focusing on elements like the procurement policy for goods and waste management services.

The UK waste sector alone is responsible for 17 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year, statistics show.

Tom Delay, chief executive of the Carbon Trust said: “For the past five years we’ve worked with companies across the world to cut carbon emissions and it is now time for us to apply this expertise to the global problem of waste.

“The new Waste Standard, combined with Carbon Standard and Water Standard, will help organisations take a more stringent approach to resources so they can operate in a more efficient, cost-effective way, as well as preserving global resources.”

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