Due to complex issues like global warming, solid waste pollution, deforestation, and their public perception of those issues, businesses and corporations have a responsibility to make sustainability a top priority. Following the federal government’s lead, state and local lawmakers in key states like California and Texas have taken the initiative and put regulations in place geared towards keeping waste out of landfills and reducing corporate waste.
While government compliance with these regulations is required, that same compliance can also help businesses in a number of unexpected ways when properly handled by a capable partner with experience in this space. Link International Inc. has processes for lean, forward-thinking companies wanting to build sustainability into their brands.
Gathering, sorting, hauling, and recycling large quantities of solid waste can be increasingly difficult for modern corporations in competitive verticals like distribution and manufacturing. This process is often too much for companies’ existing EH&S managers (Environmental, Health, and Safety) and facility managers to handle on top of their already myriad duties.
To start, Link International Inc. partners with a corporation’s Sustainability Officer to find the best possible route to a successful program. It is our goal to provide sustainability solutions that help organizations reach government compliance, work towards a zero landfill operation, then capitalize on that compliance to increase their reputation and brand.
Link International Inc. will assist you with gaining and maintaining Government Compliance
Compliance Benefits and Rewards
In addition to legal compliance, businesses will enjoy a number of social and economic benefits by adhering to government mandates. These benefits will not only aid in future growth, but they will also solidify a business’s reputation as an eco-friendly operation. Some of the main benefits include:
- Brand recognition as a modern, sustainable company and good corporate steward
- A boost in profits due to a decreased need for waste management and disposal resources
- Rebates offered for sustainability
- Reducing waste streams to free up money for other, more environmentally friendly opportunities
- Aid in the creation of new jobs in the recycling sector
- Promote the development of cleaner communities for current and future generations
State Compliance Examples
In California, AB341 was enacted in 2012 with a long-term goal of 75% waste disposal reduction by 2020. This means reducing 5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, which has required a drastic increase in the amount of commercial waste that gets recycled each year. Reaching zero landfill is no easy task, which is why we’re working hard to help businesses meet government compliance and even exceed their waste disposal requirements.
Similarly, in Austin, Texas, Resolution No. 20050519-44 was adopted by the city council with the goal of 20 percent reduction in per capita solid waste by 2012 and zero waste to landfills and incinerators by 2040.
Contact Link International Inc. for Help Today
If your facility is struggling with government compliance, we can help. The team at Link International Inc. has the knowledge and experience to evaluate your operation and streamline your efforts towards zero landfill.