Claims management giant Crawford & Company has launched “Zero to Landfill,” a UK policy constructed to promote sustainable soil supervision following a polluting occurrence.
“Organizations must deal with the standard ‘direct to landfill’ approach for dealing with contaminated soil,” said Crawford’s UK & Ireland sustainability manager Michelle Tucker.
“Through our Zero to Landfill policy, we now offer a policy which can be more cost-effective given dump taxes and enhances the environmental and sustainability credentials of companies, ultimately funding efforts to reduce carbon emissions and the wider impacts of environmental change.”
The program, which was formulated by the firm’s environmental consultancy team in Britain, is aimed at reducing the reliance on landfills by utilizing on-site soil treatment whenever possible.
“Effective soil supervision is a critical component of efforts to reduce climate change and restore impaired soil diversity,” noted Crawford.
“Studies show that over £2 billion per annum is spent by the building and engineering sectors in the UK alone to dispose of waste soil, much of which is sent to landfill rather than being repurposed.”