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Electronic waste has grown to record levels. Here’s why that’s a huge problem

A recent UN report highlights the urgent need for action on electronic waste (e-waste) recycling to combat climate change. With e-waste generation soaring, environmental and health impacts are severe. The report stresses the significant carbon footprint of e-waste and calls for global efforts to improve recycling infrastructure, promote circular economy practices, and enhance public awareness. 

Responsible and clean manufacturing have become expectations to customers and interested parties within industries. Sustainability efforts such as landfill diversion are important steps to demonstrate environmental stewardship. Intertek’s Zero Waste to Landfill certification provides improved credibility and visibility to an organization’s efforts to improve its environmental impacts. 

Implementing Intertek’s Zero Waste to Landfill program will result in not only efficiency in manufacturing processes but can also save physical and financial resources through conservation efforts and reuse of raw materials.

Intertek’s ZWL solutions include:

  • Zero Waste to Landfill: For diversion rates of at least 99% of waste to landfill.
  • Advanced Waste Diversion: For diversion rates between 85 and 95% of waste to landfill.
  • Near Zero Waste to Landfill: For diversion rates between 95% and 99% of waste to landfill.
  • Custom Verification: Work with our team for a custom landfill diversion verification plan.

Benefits to an organization for committing to landfill diversion through Zero Waste to Landfill:

  • Minimizing waste volume
  • Implementing efficient operations
  • Reducing costs
  • Developing recycle and recovery programs
  • Achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance

By prioritizing e-waste recycling and sustainable consumption, we can address this crisis and work towards a greener future.

The numbers are staggering. In 2022, the world generated 62 million metric tons of electronic waste, also known as “e-waste,” according to the United Nations Global E-waste Monitor released Wednesday.


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