The TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) certification is a comprehensive zero waste program recognizing facilities for minimizing resource consumption, preventing waste and redesigning material life cycles so that all residual materials are reused in a closed loop. TRUE is a leadership standard to recognize facilities that have defined and achieved their zero waste goals. However, leadership is not confined to the moment of certification.
The TRUE Certification Maintenance and Recertification Guidance is now available to project teams to engage in a continuous improvement process and demonstrate leadership after achieving TRUE Certification by maintaining or improving their zero waste efforts. TRUE certified projects may recertify by providing annual performance data demonstrating that the project continues to meet zero waste requirements. Projects may also pursue additional points to upgrade their previous certification level gaining increased recognition. Read more about the TRUE Certification Maintenance and Recertification Guidance.
Precertification is available to all projects regardless of the level of diversion performance that has been achieved. It is an optional, incremental pathway to formal certification that prioritizes the core actions essential to getting a successful start: auditing, analyzing, and aspiring to zero waste. As precertification is an optional step and is not required for TRUE certification, project teams may choose to skip precertification and pursue TRUE certification directly, if they are ready.
Read more about TRUE Precertification.
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