What is Zero Waste?

"Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health."

Zero Waste Mission: PDI is committed to being an organization that is identified as Zero Waste throughout our business, employees and community.

Zero Waste Policy: PDI's policy is to manage all waste in a way that maximizes resource value while minimizing environmental impacts. Our goal is to eliminate all waste to landfills thus reducing the volume and potential for toxic discharges to the environment so that our company, employees and community can thrive.

Measures of success are outlined in the Zero Waste International Alliance, Zero Waste Business Principles and the Global Principles for Zero Waste Communities. Businesses and communities that achieve over 90% diversion of waste from landfills, incinerators and the environment are considered to be successful in achieving Zero Waste.

PDI Goal:

Commitment to continual improvement by reducing our residual waste to landfill by 1% each year until Zero Waste is achieved.