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2 Environmental Sustainability and The Brave New World of Zero Waste 8 August 2012

3 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 3 3 Joining us today… Moderator  Julie A. Carver, Vice President, Matrix Design Group, Inc. Panelists  Mark Calvo, Director of Military Buildup & Special Assistant to the Governor of Guam  Timonie Hood, Green Buildings and Zero Waste Coordinator, USEPA Region 9  Karl Pangelinan, Administrator, Guam Economic Development Authority

4 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 4 4 Zero Waste in Practical Terms  Zero waste is a design principle  Uses a “whole system” approach, recognizing that one man’s trash is another’s treasure  Goes beyond recycling  Provides sustainable alternatives to waste disposal (reduce, reuse & recycle)  Broadens responsibility for the solutions

5 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 5 5 How Does Zero Waste Affect the Military and ADC Communities?  Executive Order sets sustainability goals for Federal Agencies  Requires Federal Agencies to reduce waste generation rates by 50% by 2015  United Nations Urban Environmental Accord  Goal of Zero Waste worldwide by 2040

6 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 6 6 What Does it Mean?  Goal > Plans > Actions  Ask for Zero Waste (Plans, Contracts, etc.)  Goal in Sustainability, Climate Change, or Energy Plans  Engage Community  All Organizations & Materials Experts  Zero Waste Events  Challenges/Outreach (LA, Austin, Cal State Chico)  Measure and Report Progress

7 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 7 7 DoD: Army Net Zero  Pilots selected in 2011  5 Net Zero Energy + 5 Net Zero Waste + 5 Net Zero Water Installations  One that is all three by 2020  Net Zero Waste Sites  Fort Hood, TX; Fort Hunter Liggett, CA; Fort Polk, LA; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and U.S. Army Garrison, Germany  Net Zero Installations  Fort Bliss, TX  Fort Carson, CO

8 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 8 8 Zero Waste DoD/Community Actions  Vandenberg Air Force Base – Santa Barbara Co. – 92% diversion / food waste & shared drop-off  Camp Pendleton/City of Oceanside  Dodd Leadership > City Zero Waste Goal  Navy Region SW/San Diego  Deconstruction by original builders  Closed loop recycling – AFFF Bottles > Fence Slats, Plastic  Joint waste sort at Navy landfill

9 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE 9 9 Zero Waste Events  Vendors – All reusable, compostable or recyclable  Mobile dishwashing stations  Paper/compostable food service  No plastic bottles or straws  Pre-approved service ware vendors  Reduce printed materials  Compost paper towels  Real sugar bowls & creamer pitchers  Clear Signage > Sorting Stations  Many events +90% recycling & composting

10 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Zero Waste Project in Guam  In 2011, GovGuam awarded a contract to Matrix Design Group to develop a Zero Waste Plan  Guam faces some very significant solid waste management issues…can Zero Waste help solve those issues?

11 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Guam Basic Information  Land area: 209 Square Miles  Population: 159,358  GDP: $2.82 Million  U.S. Military Build-up Plans: Population surge of ~40,000 peaking within the next 8 years.  Waste Disposal Options  One municipal solid waste landfill  Three Hard Fills (C&D and yard waste only)  Closest hazardous waste landfill over 5500 miles away!  Waste incineration prohibited by law on the island of Guam

12 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Zero Waste Vision for Guam  In February 2012 GovGuam and Matrix Design Group met with key stakeholders on Guam for a Zero Waste Visioning Session

13 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Zero Waste “Opportunities”

14 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE What a Great Idea!

15 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE The Case for Zero Waste  Environmental benefits  Conserves natural resources  Prevents pollution & reduces GHG emissions  Saves energy  Economic benefits  Zero waste creates jobs  In 2010, accounted for 3.1 million jobs in the U.S.

16 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE In Today’s Economic News…  One man’s trash is another’s treasure  Zero Waste = jobs creation  Provides direct and substantial development opportunities  Increases local revenues  Creates jobs & new businesses  Stimulates the local economic base

17 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Process vs. Jobs Created* *Per 10,000 tons/year

18 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Zero Waste Means Business!  Multi-million dollar industry comprised of a diversity of (green) companies  Supermarket recycling centers  Scrap metal dealers  Buy-back recycling centers  Used oil Recycling  Glass container manufacturers  Recycled paper mills  Plastic bottle manufacturers  Asphalt paving contractors

19 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Green is Also the Color of Money  Emerging markets depend on recycled materials  Asia  Middle East  Construction depends on recycled materials  Steel  Concrete & asphalt

20 2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE In Closing…  Zero waste is:  An ambitious but important endeavor  Makes both environmental and economic sense  Zero waste is going to held Guam solve their long-term solid waste management issues!  Immediately important to “gaining” communities, can also contribute to the attraction of green industries to redeveloping communities


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