Presentation on theme: "Environmental Sustainability and The Brave New World of Zero Waste 8 August 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Environmental Sustainability and The Brave New World of Zero Waste 8 August 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Zero Waste “Opportunities”
2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE What a Great Idea!
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.
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
2012 ADC ANNUAL CONFERENCE| PAGE Process vs. Jobs Created* *Per 10,000 tons/year
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
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
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