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1 Regional Bio-Hubs An Opportunity for Northern Inland NSW University of New England Armidale – 13 Feb 2014 Colin Barker – NSW Deputy Chair Australian Industrial Ecology Network

2 Sustainability Advantage Case Studies 9 individual initiatives involving 26 companies were studied with identical methodology to UK data Lead companies for initiatives were: Weston AluminiumJames Hardie Weston MatrixBoral Cement Austral BricksWorth Recycling Polystrom PlasticsOwens Illinois Dunlop Flooring

3 Overview of Achievements MetricsUnitsOutcomesAttribution Diversion from landfillTonnes679,80382% Virgin material savedTonnes679,80382% Energy use savedKwh1,820,00067% Reduction in Potable WaterKl40,000100% Capital InvestmentDollars29,800,00044% Cost SavingsDollars23,102,98766% Additional SalesDollars1,000,000100% Jobs CreatedNumber of jobs7982%

4 NSW Opportunities MaterialAnnual Arising (T)Unit Value $/TNett Position $ Coal washery fines ®2,000,00030260,000,000 Flyash ®6,000,00030780,000,000 Steel slag fines ®125,0003016,250,000 Timber ®300,0004042,000,000 Glass ®100,0003013,000,000 Tyres ®60,000307,800,000 Plastic ®100,000250350,000,000 Fibre cement ®30,000303,900,000 Foundry sand ®15,000301,950,000 Aluminium smelter waste ®15,000301,950,000 Steel ladle refractory ®4002048,000 Iron casthouse waste ®4002048,000 Carpet off-cuts5,00050750,000 Coke oven gas residue ®4003052,000 Biomass from livestock ®7,000,00030210,000,000

5 Resource Savings and SA Program Return on Investment < 18 months 40 Riverina Companies totalled $16.3M/a savings

6 Improved mattress recycling - statewide Illawarra and Riverina roadbase manufacture Coal wash reject for cement manufacture NSW plastic (including film) recycling Riverina and Central West biomass Crude glycerine utilisation Utilisation of waste timber Sugary solutions, glass, landfill gas utilisation And many more but not a closed list at all!!!! Current NSW IE Projects/Initiatives

7 Our Domestic Waste Glass Metals Plastics Timber Mixed Packaging Cardboard & Paper Other Kerbside Organics Aggregates Nappies Glass Green Waste

8 The Whole Deal! HIGHEST RESOURCE VALUE LOWEST RESOURCE VALUE

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