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Rocky Beem Environmental Training Conference June 4, 2012
Each IOC to have one facility certified by 2018. Benefits: Limited landfill space Long-term pollution issue Costs Stakeholder Interest McDonald’s Initiative
Eliminate all shipments of waste to a landfill. Many interpretations: Less than 1%? Waste to energy acceptable? All wastes eliminated, reused or recycled?
Zero landfill waste for 12 months Minimum of 10% reduction in total waste from baseline Reuse or Recycle >50% of waste Incineration limited to legally required wastes (PCBs, Hazardous) Stabilized and landfilled hazardous waste limited to 0.1% of total Total waste cost not to exceed 105% of baseline cost
Lipton Tea - Suffolk, VA General Motors Sunny Delight Toyota Subaru Bert’s Bees Hallmark Minolta Ricoh
Don’t buy anything that becomes waste (i.e. packaging) Return materials to suppliers (i.e. packaging, drums) Suppliers improve products to allow reuse or recycling Extend the life of materials used in the process Evaluate waste sources and eliminate generation On-site treatment (e.g. spill debris; when allowed)
Reusable plastic pallets and other dunnage (stainless bins) Return plastic waste to manufacturer (make new product or reuse) Purify on site for internal or external reuse (e.g. centrifuge DAF float) Land Application of sewage sludge (soil amendment) Rendering
Complaints Transfer of Pollution to Air? Ash (10%) constitutes landfill of hazardous material? Incineration not included (no recovery) Benefits Reduced landfill methane (GHG) Replaces non-renewable fuels 90% reduction in landfill space Metals recovery
Strong existing program for waste minimization and recycling Accessible waste to energy facilities for non-recyclable materials Do not generate wastes that are extremely difficult to manage Access to composting facilities Access to wastewater sludge disposal options (if needed) Costs for exiting the landfill would not be prohibitive
Set Objective and Target Waste Streams Analysis Employee Awareness Program Waste Management Guidelines Audit and Enforcement Tracking, Records, Reporting Specific tasks and timelines You must have their support! Detailed “how to” manage Harsh but necessary Progress breeds Success ! Type, source, quantity of all wastes
Worthwhile Endeavor Will increase your understanding of wastes Will lead to sustainable management practices Potential cost savings Vendors available to assist with program You Have Options
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