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1 Waste Workshop Claire Scott Envirowise Advisor

2 Workshop Format Introductions Waste – what are the issues? Case studies Discussion

3 What is Envirowise? Government funded Free, practical and confidential advice Independent industry experts Sharing best practice Enhancing environmental reputation Addressing the invisible cost Reducing environmental impact Envirowise has helped UK business save over £1bn through environmental efficiency Countering climate change with sustainable business practice

4 Waste? – Why bother? Volume Environmental costs Financial costs External pressure Legislation

5 Volume Of the ~60 million people in UK, each is responsible for: tonnes of household waste tonnes of industrial and commercial wastes + 2 tonnes of construction & demolition wastes + 3 tonnes of agricultural and mining wastes TOTAL = 430 million tonnes per year

6 Environmental costs Methane gas production at landfill sites when wastes break down 20 x worse than CO 2 for global warming Leachate Loss of resource Depleting landfill space

7 Financial Costs Loss of resource Landfill tax (£24 per tonne - rising £8/yr) - increasing Depleting landfill space Legal/administrative costs - increasing

8 Increasing Pressure Stakeholder expectation/pressure (public, customers...) ‘Sustainable development’ Corporate responsibility Government/legislative pressure

9 Legislation Duty of Care for waste Hazardous Waste Regulations Packaging Waste Regulations Packaging Essential Requirements Pollution Prevention & Control (PPC) WEEE Regulations End of Life Vehicles Regulations Landfill Regulations Animal By Products Regulations Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations

10 True Cost of Waste

11 The Waste Hierarchy

12 Waste Reduction/Elimination Understanding & adapting processes & procedures Staff awareness & training Reduce waste at source Packaging coming in Packaging going out Raw materials optimisation Process/plant efficiency/breakdowns Office opportunities e.g. printing costs Best option financially & environmentally

13 Re-Use Re-manufacture of process wastes Re-use of backdoor packaging Design packaging for re-use Solvents Office opportunities Better than recycling both financially & economically

14 Case Study - Seagate Distribution (UK) Ltd Returned cardboard to suppliers for reuse (5 tonnes per year) Recycling of office wastes (paper, plastic cups and toner cartridges) 37% reduction in waste going to landfill Waste disposal costs fell to around £2 430/year “The support of our General Manager and all our staff is vital to help us achieve our waste minimisation aims. ” Peter Anderson, on behalf of Seagate Distribution (UK) Ltd

15 Case Study - Henkel Consumer Adhesives 20,000 litres of hazardous waste reduced Cost saving of £9,000/year on disposal Raw material saving by recycling waste product Removal of environmental risk posed by storage of hazardous waste Reduced road transport required to collect waste Energy saving by eliminating hazardous waste treatment & incineration Historically - Production line washwater collected in drums and accumulated prior to offsite treatment and incineration (20,000 litres/year cost £9,000) Now - washwater is collected separately for each product, stored temporarily and added to the next batch

16 Solutions? – cardboard boxes Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

17 Solutions? – office paper Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

18 Solutions? – IT waste Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

19 Solutions? – fluorescent tubes Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

20 Solutions? – polythene wrap Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

21 Solutions? – pallets Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

22 Solutions? – bulk bags Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

23 Solutions? – drums, kegs etc Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

24 Solutions? – IBC’s Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

25 Solutions? – cardboard tubes Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

26 Solutions? – expanded polystyrene Eliminate Reduce Reuse Recycle Dispose

27 SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES SUSTAINABLE PROFITS

28 Summary of Envirowise Services Helpline ( ) Publications and tools Events (training workshops, seminars & conferences) Resource Efficiency Clubs Website (www.envirowise.gov.uk) Site visits: FastTrack – resource efficiency reviews DesignTrack - eco-design reviews


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