Thursday 23 October 2014 | 00:50

Zero waste 2020

The waste hierarchy was transposed into UK law through The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011, coming into force on 28th September 2011.

The new laws specified that all businesses and organisations now have a requirement to take all reasonable measures to:

  • Prevent waste
  • Apply the waste hierarchy when transferring waste

This new law, coupled with the 13 commitments for the UK to work towards a zero waste economy in 2020 has led to mounting pressure for companies to take action and improve their waste management strategy.

Simply managing your waste is no longer sufficient.
As Comply Direct are committed to helping its customers to constantly find a better way, we have developed a waste and recycling service to support our customers on their journey to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill.

Read more about the Zero Waste to Landfill challenge

What does Zero Waste to Landfill mean?

Zero Waste to Landfill is defined as ‘the diversion of ALL waste from being land filled’.

Through analysis of each waste stream, suitable end of life solutions can be determined, avoiding costly landfill sites, this could be through re-use, recycling and even redesign of products.

What are the benefits of Zero Waste to Landfill?

There are many attractive benefits associated with achieving Zero Waste to Landfill as a business or organisation:

  • Improve resource efficiency – cutting costs
  • Significant cost savings – streamlining organisation processes
  • Save on increasing landfill costs
  • Increase revenue/rebates - reselling recyclables
  • New business – increasingly attractive credentials
  • CSR credentials – PR opportunities
  • Enhance brand perception
  • Reduce carbon footprint
  • Positive environmental impact
  • Legal compliance/waste hierarchy
  • MCEP benefits – Packaging Recovery Notes


Achieving zero waste to landfill or publicising a zero waste to landfill target makes your company an attractive business prospect for both customers and partners, whilst at the same time implementing a zero waste to landfill strategy will improve your resource efficiency and cut your costs.

What are the next steps to achieve Zero Waste to Landfill?

To request a free zero waste to landfill review complete our Zero Waste FREE review form or contact the Comply Direct Waste Team on zerowaste@complydirect.com.