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Getting a First in Waste Emissions

Said to be the UK’s first waste report that calculates the carbon emissions generated during the waste management process, clients will now be given data for gross and net CO2 emitted during the collection, sorting and reprocessing of their waste materials.

McGrath reports that it took 18 months to develop, and is believed to be the world’s first waste report that is compatible with Scope-3 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Protocol. The report format also provides a breakdown of destinations of clients’ wastes by hierarchy categories, i.e. re-use, recycling, recovery and disposal making it also compatible with the Waste Regulations.

The system calculates the CO2 generated during the collection, sorting and reprocessing of each waste transaction and has been independently verified and accredited against the International Standard for GHG Reporting, ISO 14064 Part 3. The data can be extracted and entered into clients’ own environmental reporting systems to demonstrate compliance with Scope 3 GHG Reporting, the Waste Regulations and in-house sustainability targets. The new report format, which now also includes a summary of latest news to keep customers updated with developments from the waste sector, will be available to all McGrath’s clients from 1 December 2014.

“A number of our customers have been requesting more detailed analysis behind the headline figures of summary weights and recycling percentages,” explained Tara Donaghy, Business Director, McGrath Group. “Our new report provides them with empirical data that they can use to demonstrate and promote their environmental achievements.”

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Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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