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1 What it means “The Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group is pleased to acknowledge that the Roofers Guide to Sustainability Modular Programme has been developed and produced as a result of funding provided by CITB ConstructionSkills as part of their long term commitment to training and quality standards in the specialist roofing sector. This support is gratefully appreciated A Roofers Guide to Sustainability

2 The Plan Sign attendance Register Complete the Have a Guess Activity Aims Presentation End Test – Mainly Multiple Choice Review

3 Course Aims To raise awareness of the Global Impacts of waste pollution – the environmental impact Consequences – the human impact Costs – the financial impact Changes we can make at work Review of key issues

4 Sustainable Development Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations to meet their own needs.

5 Environmental Quality Economic Prosperity Social Equality Sustainability

6 Waste and Pollution Facts

7 Gifford, Clive Planet under Pressure: Pollution. North Mankato

8 Wehr, Kevin Green Culture: An A-to-Z Guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

9 And it gets worse!!

10 Cost of Air Pollution 50,000 UK Deaths Each Year (2010) Lower life expectancy – up to 9 years European Fine – potential 30 Million Pollution cost the NHS £20.2 Billion each year

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12 Creaking, Groaning: Infrastructure Is India’s Biggest HandicapCreaking, Groaning: Infrastructure Is India’s Biggest Handicap. The Economist. December 11, 2008

13 Gifford, Clive Planet under Pressure: Pollution. North Mankato

14 Consequences

15 Why do we need to act now? The population in the UK is growing with an estimated additional 250,000 households per year to 2031 and consuming more resources Too much is being wasted, which leads to unnecessary extraction of raw materials and presents further challenges for appropriate and safe waste management More than 330 million tonnes of waste is produced in the UK each year

16 The benefits of action £6.4 billion potential savings Each year Reducing Waste could save £211 million to landfill £125 million incinerated

17 Activity Making it local How can we avoid waste and save resources at work

18 Good Practice at Work Using locally produced materials – minimising transportation costs Using local labour and services which support the local community Saving energy – turning off equipment when not in use (save water - include taps) Using reclaimed materials Saving left over materials for use elsewhere Segregating waste

19 Avoiding Pollution Stack materials (sand, cement, lime) carefully to avoid ground/water contamination Avoid spillages, keep lids on tins, adhesives and solvents when not in use. Pick up spilt nails/tacks Minimise production of smoke/dust to avoid air contamination Consider surrounding people and properties who might be affected by noise or vibration from site operations. Beware of disturbing protected wildlife

20 Hazardous Waste Should not be included in general skips, if it gets into landfill, hazardous waste can be very damaging to the environment. – Asbestos – Batteries – Used spill kits – Fluorescent light tubes – Waste solvents (white spirit, oil, bitumen based materials) – Epoxy resins and mastics Must never be mixed in with other types of waste

21 Activity End Test – Check your knowledge

22 The Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group is pleased to acknowledge that the Roofers Guide to Sustainability is delivered as a result of funding provided by CITB ConstructionSkills as part of their long term commitment to training and quality standards in the specialist roofing sector. This support is gratefully appreciated


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