According to the World Bank, by the year 2100, people will be producing three times as much waste as they do today, which means the cost of dealing with waste is also expected to rise. Waste is a costly part of doing business, but more organizations are recognizing the economic, environmental, and social benefits of pursuing zero waste strategies. Similar to how LEED is transforming the way buildings are planned, designed, constructed, and operated, the TRUE (Total Resource Use & Efficiency) Zero Waste certification system is helping organizations rethink their resource life cycle. The certification system, which was launched in September, provides a roadmap that promotes processes that consider how materials are flowing through a facility.

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