Towards Zero Waste

Join more than 100 companies in Northern Ireland who have already committed to working Towards Zero Waste. This is often the first step on the circular economy journey.

These organisations have already pledged their commitment

  • BITC
  • Ulster Wildlife logo
  • McAvoy Group logo
  • International Synergies logo
  • NIEL
  • Foodcloud
  • Seagate
  • Genesis Breads logo
  • Survitec Group logo
  • SDC Trailers logo
  • Henry Bros logo.jpg
  • Caterpillar
  • Delta Packaging
  • Dunbia
  • NACCO HMG
  • Tools for Solidarity
  • Heron Bros
  • NI Assembly
  • HJM
  • Hutchinson Care Homes
  • ISL
  • McLaughlin Harvey Logo
  • City Hotel Derry
  • Smiley Monroe logo
  • Foyle logo
  • Firstsource logo
  • Tayto logo
  • Allstate logo
  • Belfast Harbor logo
  • DuPont logo
  • Encirc logo
  • ISL logo
  • JP Corry logo
  • McKinstry logo
  • Moy Park logo
  • NISP logo
  • Wastebeater logo
  • Belfast Met logo
  • Charles Hurst logo
  • Citi logo
  • Gilbert Ash logo
  • Lafarge logo
  • Lagan Construction Group logo
  • Mid East Antrim Borough Council logo
  • Morrow Contracts logo
  • NIEA logo
  • Pinsent Masons logo
  • Pritchitts logo
  • Terex logo
  • Translink logo
  • Western Health and Social Care Trust logo
  • Armagh City Banbridge Craigavon Council logo
  • Ballyrashane logo
  • Coca Cola Hellenic Bottlers logo
  • Haldane Fisher logo
  • Invest NI logo
  • McCue logo
  • Norbev logo
  • ohmg logo
  • Ulster University  logo
  • NISP logo
  • Co-Ownership Housing logo
  • McNicholas logo
  • BT logo
  • George Best logo
  • firmus logo
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  • NuTech logo
  • Baker McKenzie logo
  • Greiner logo
  • Tayto

What does ‘Towards Zero Waste’ mean?

‘Towards Zero Waste’ is a mind-set that seeks to improve the efficiency of your organisation and simultaneously reduce your environmental impacts. Depending on your where your organisation is on its journey, this could be as simple as introducing a recycling programme to your organisation, to more complex actions such as developing an Environment Management System (EMS), or implementing a circular economy approach.

By moving away from the traditional ‘produce → use → dispose’ way of operating towards a more ‘circular’ approach to resource management, a company can make significant cost savings and contribute to the wider economy.

Pledge your support

By pledging your organisation’s ambition ‘towards zero waste’, you will gain access to Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Hub. The Hub is regularly updated with resources designed to help your organisation identify ways to improve its resource efficiency. We will also recognise your commitment on our website.

To find out more, or to make the pledge, please email Ian Nuttall.

In this section

Further Reading

Material flows in the UK - WRAP

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WRAP's vision for the UK circular economy to 2020

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How WRAP supports a circular economy

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Towards the Circular Economy - Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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UN Global Compact Network UK – Partnership to promote responsible corporate citizenship

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Achilles – Sharing supplier information

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SEDEX – Empowering sustainable and ethical supply chains

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City of London - Local Purchasing Toolkit

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TEEB – Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

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Guidance for SMEs on how to recycle

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Waste Hierarchy for businesses

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Interactive business tool

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Duty of Care guidance

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Resources

Planet: Delivering Resource Efficiency

26 November 2014

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Planet: Value of Sustainable Procurement Practices - PwC, Ecovadis & Insead

26 November 2014

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Planet: Towards the Circular Economy

26 November 2014

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Planet: Seizing the Growth Opportunities of a Circular Economy - The Aldersgate Group

26 November 2014

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Planet: Reinventing the Wheel: a Circular Economy for Resource Security - The Green Alliance

26 November 2014

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Planet: A Fairer London - The 2009 Living Wage in London - GLA Economics

26 November 2014

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Planet: How to Manage Your Supply Chains Responsibly – Business in the Community

26 November 2014

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Planet: Handbook on Supplier Diversity in Europe - Supplier Diversity Europe

26 November 2014

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Planet: Fortune Favours the Brave - Business in the Community

26 November 2014

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Planet: A Guide to Getting Started in Local Procurement - IFC

26 November 2014

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Planet: Supply Chain Sustainability – A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement - UN Global Compact & BSR

26 November 2014

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Planet: A Global Redesign? Shaping the Circular Economy - Chatham House

26 November 2014

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Planet: Benefits of business resource efficiency

26 November 2014

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Planet: Benefits of business resource efficiency shorter version

26 November 2014

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