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The Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium’s (GMIC) Approach to Zero-Waste-To-Landfill (ZWTL)

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Dr. David Meade


Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Introduction: As organizations continually seek to reduce various forms of waste, some may seek to reduce their landfill impact and improve recycling and material disposal practices. Many organizations interested in reducing their landfill waste have embarked on a zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWTL) journey. This journey involves thoroughly exploring the landfill waste of an organization, reverse tracking the waste to its source, and establishing new practices and procedures for eliminating the source of waste from the landfill stream. The purpose of this poster is to describe the methodology used by the Green Manufacturing Initiative to assist companies on their ZWTL journey.

Available for download on Friday, April 19, 2024