Why Get Zero Waste Certified?
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” (~Milton Berle).
Zero Waste Certified organizations create a healthier and happier life for their customers and staff, and our planet as a whole. Healthy and happy customers, in return, are the foundation of any successful organization. By extension, Zero Waste Certification creates a virtuous cycle.
Planeet offers third-party certification through Zero Waste Canada, the national affiliate of the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). ZWIA is the organization behind the globally recognized Zero Waste Certification program that accredits businesses and communities around the world.
The Zero Waste Certification Process
The Zero Waste Certification Program offers environmentally focused organizations a chance to design and manage products and processes that systematically eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and conserve resources. The certification program is open to any facility seeking to work in the direction of Zero Waste, regardless of where you currently stand on the Zero Waste spectrum, your size or location. The path may be longer for some organizations than for others but if you’d like to get there, we’re happy to be your guide!
Your Path to Zero Waste Certification
On the Road to Zero Waste
On the Road to Zero Waste recognition status acknowledges that your facility has the core structures in place that will enable you to work towards Zero Waste Certification.
Click here to learn more about the meaning of On the Road to Zero Waste.
Zero Waste Certification
Zero Waste Certification acknowledges that your facility has accomplished ambitious Zero Waste objectives and serves as an example of environmental stewardship.
Each level of certification builds upon the previous level’s Zero Waste goals. Reaching Platinum level certification is both challenging and rewarding and facilities who accomplish this milestones can consider themselves true change leaders.
Click here to learn about the meaning of Silver, Gold, and Platinum Zero Waste Certification levels.
Book Your Consultation
To book your Zero Waste Certification Consultation, please submit the form below. We’ll get back to you shortly after.
We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk, whose culture has now been erased forever. We also acknowledge the island of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland) as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq. And we acknowledge Labrador as the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Innu of Nitassinan, the Inuit of Nunatsiavut, and the Inuit of NunatuKavut. We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come. As First Peoples have done since time immemorial, we strive to be responsible stewards of the land and to respect the cultures, ceremonies, and traditions of all who call it home. As we open our hearts and minds to the past, we commit ourselves to working in a spirit of truth and reconciliation to make a better future for all.
(Borrowed with gratitude from First Light)