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1 GSA Training Conference and Expo 2010 Improving Green Operations - Using BioPreferred to Serve and Clean Green Ed Hogberg Energy and Environmental Manager, USDA Jim Evanoff Environmental Protection Specialist Yellowstone National Park Shawn Spengler Director of Product Management National Industries for the Blind

2 Improving Green Operations – Using BioPreferred to Serve and Clean Green Ed Hogberg Energy and Environmental Manager USDA Headquarters

3 Improving Green Operations Operations and maintenance Food service Janitorial services Landscaping Major and minor construction Awareness and outreach

4 Benefits of Using BioPreferred Products Reduced IAQ complaints Reduced occupant complaints Reduced hazardous waste and universal waste quantities generated Employees like the green-cleaning program

5 How To Get it Done Get upper management buy-in early Specify in contracts Specify in facility management directions Train procurement staff Train employees

6 Operations & Maintenance Degreasers for drains Coil cleaners Industrial solvents Hydraulic fluids for security bollards Deodorants

7 Typical Food Service Items Bagasse Plates and Bowls Made from sugar cane fiber Biodegradable and compostable Polylactic Acid (PLA) Products – Clear Cups Made from glucose from agricultural crops such as corn and potatoes Biodegradable and compostable Cellulose and Limestone cutlery Made form cellulose and limestone, also known as BioGrade Heat stable, perfect for hot foods – dishwasher safe Biodegradable

8 Janitorial Services Glass cleaner Restroom cleaners Floor stripper Floor finish Hand soap All-surface cleaners

9 Closing the Loop! These empty, biobased soap drums are used for rain barrels when the janitorial staff is finished with them.

10 Landscaping Services BioPreferred fertilizer

11 Major Construction System furniture installed in several phases of the South Building Modernization that uses biobased fabric and agri-board for the desktop under the laminate

12 Awareness and Outreach - Events Encouraging biobased product use at work and home!

13 13 Awareness and Outreach - Website

14 Questions? Ed Hogberg Energy and Environmental Manager USDA Headquarters Phone:

15 Improving Green Operations – Using BioPreferred to Serve and Clean Green Jim Evanoff Environmental Protection Specialist Yellowstone National Park

16 Yellowstone National Park is the worlds first national park, created by an act of Congress in The park contains the largest concentration of geo-thermal features in the world, as well as the largest Bison and Elk herds in the world.

17 The park is surrounded by six national forests. This 18 million-acre land mass is the last intact ecosystem left in the world.

18 Yellowstone experiences over 3 million visitors annually. This equates to over one million vehicles entering into the park every year.

19 Yellowstone experiences over 2,000 earthquakes every year. Uniqueness of the park:

20 In 1916, the first automobiles entered the park…

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22 Yellowstones Environmental Program Today: We are addressing the critical importance of preserving and protecting this national treasure through: -- Use of biodiesel in all vehicles -- Biobased cleaning and janitorial products -- Biobased lubricants/solvents -- Renewable energy successes -- Water-conservation initiatives -- Green procurement programs -- Green transportation

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29 Major Commodities Collected (tons) 2009 Aluminum/steel 14.1 Cardboard Electronics 13.2 Glass Paper 86.4 Plastics 41.2 Tires 250

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33 Beginning in 2009, concessions operations are collecting and reusing all used cooking oil generated in the park (est. 11,000 gal/annually).

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35 Successful Partnerships

36 Improving Green Operations - Using BioPreferred to Serve and Clean Green Shawn Spengler Director of Product Management Jan/San MRO Products National Industries for the Blind

37 Wagner-ODay Act Law amended in 1971 AbilityOne Franklin D. Roosevelt JWOD is the law… AbilityOne is the program… SKILCRAFT is the brand! AbilityOne Program

38 To enhance opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind or severely disabled primarily through creating, sustaining, and improving employment. Create employment for the 70% of unemployed Americans who are blind or severely disabled. Promote independence! Our Mission

39 1. Alternative fuels & vehicles 2. Biobased products 3. Electronics – registered on EPEAT 4. Energy Star® & Energy-efficient 5. Environmentally-preferable 6. Low / no toxic or hazardous chemicals 7. Non-ozone depleting substances 8. Recycled content / remanufactured 9. Renewable energy 10. Water-efficient products AbilityOne Support of Federal Green Purchasing Initiatives

40 Currently on the procurement list: Absorbents Disposable cutlery Disposable tableware Cleaning chemicals Hand sanitizer & cleaners Highlighter, pens, and correction tapes Under development: Various cleaners Lubricants Mechanical pencils Biobased and AbilityOne

41 SKILCRAFT Biobased Disposable Cups 9 disposable white paper cup NSNs Compostable hot, cold, and food cups Lined with 100% biobased (PLA) coating Elemental chlorine-free paper 6- to 16-oz. hot and cold cups 12-oz. hot food cup Now available Serve Green with AbilityOne

42 SKILCRAFT Biobased Cutlery Meets USDA final biobased content Wheat starch replaces 50% of polypropylene Composts by 50% within 90 days Withstands temperatures over 200 degrees Meets, exceeds standards in CID A-A-3109B Serve Green with AbilityOne Higher biobased content is being field-tested.

43 SKILCRAFT Biobased Hand Care Gel and foam instant hand sanitizers Liquid and foam hand cleaners Pumice hand cleaners Clean (Hands) Green with AbilityOne

44 Glass cleaner Graffiti remover Industrial degreaser Multi-purpose cleaner Restroom cleaner Clean Green with AbilityOne Concentrates Ready-to-use Dispensing SKILCRAFT Biobased Cleaning Chemicals

45 Clean-up Green with AbilityOne SKILCRAFT Biobased Absorbents Made from US cotton and wool Re-usable; extract and recycle oil Biodegradable Incinerates efficiently; high BTU and low ash content

46 AbilityOne biobased products are available through: GSA Global Supply and GSA Multiple Award Schedule Holders

47 Thank You! Shawn Spengler National Industries for the Blind


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