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1 PPRC is a non-profit organization. Northwest’s leading source of high quality, unbiased pollution prevention information. PPRC works collaboratively to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention, which in turn builds both environmental and economic health. Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC)

2 By-Product Synergy Materials Exchange Beneficial Use ResourceFull Use Industrial Symbiosis Industrial Ecology “A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet…” Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, 1594 Image courtesy of 04/

3 Principle: Cradle to Cradle, Waste is not Waste …but a resource or like Rumplestiltskin said, straw can be spun into gold! Anne Anderson, illustrator. Anne Anderson's Old, Old Fairy Tales. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing Company, 1935.

4 The big opportunity! What’s still in the waste stream??

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6 Kansas City “Waste to Profit” Project

7 1.Northwest By-Product Synergy Network (Puget Sound) 2.Eastern Washington Industrial Materials Exchange (Tri-Cities) 3.ResourceFull Use (Portland) Three Northwest Projects

8 Northwest By-Product Synergy One Year Summary $393,000+ annual savings $393,000+ annual savings – Does not include all purchase costs avoided (some data missing) 2489 metric tons CO 2 equivalent emissions avoided annually 2489 metric tons CO 2 equivalent emissions avoided annually 3663 tons of material diverted annually 3663 tons of material diverted annually 66+ tons of material not purchased 66+ tons of material not purchased – Does not include all purchases avoided (some data missing)

9 NW By-Product Synergy: Implemented Synergy Manufacturer of booms, lifts, and related equipment By-Product: spent shot blasting material generated during use of a stainless steel shot blasting to profile bare metal in preparation for painting Steel company determined they could use this stream as a feedstock because there is no contamination of the spent shot Results: Savings of $16,800 in disposal costs for this material, and since the transport of the material is nearly the same compared to the previous disposal method, there is no additional cost for transport. The material provides an additional 192 tons of feedstock per year without any direct costs.

10 Important to fully understand what we consider a byproduct: Trucks coming to/leaving from facility empty Equipment left unused-trailers, dozers, dryers Buildings left unoccupied-Convention Center Materials we pay to dispose of Materials we don’t pay to dispose of Stack gas and effluent heat E. WA Materials Exchange “Important to consider what we consider a by-product” Ray Lam, Boise Paper

11 Important to fully understand what we consider a byproduct: Meat packing company with decades old- tallow pond Boise Paper in down economy without construction wood scrap for boilers Results: Tallow to fuel source Material burned very well when dried. Material was soaked into chips, dried for a day, scooped up and used as fuel Neighbor avoided about $1,000,000 in landfill fees Boise Paper received about $250 K in fuel Both companies now working together much more closely E. WA Example of a High Value “Trade” Ray Lam, Boise Paper

12 Important to fully understand what we consider a byproduct: Reuse metals and wire that used to be recycled Ensure we don’t purchase what we have in the recycle bins – stainless piping $1.50 received vs. $7.50 paid per lb for stainless pipe Selling copper wire back as wire vs. copper Selling papermachine felts-$50/each vs. disposal Unused dust masks, sealants, gloves etc “Dumpster diving “ at Boise Paper

13 ResourceFull Use Exchange Type of Collaboration: exchange of 250 gallons of yellow traffic paint destined for a hazardous waste landfill. Dollars saved by businesses Cost of Paint - $2,000 for 250 gallons Cost of disposal - $750 (assume $150/drum to haz waste landfill) Pounds of waste prevented 250 gallons is approximately 2,500 lbs (assume 10lb/gallon) Gallons of transportation fuel saved Transport to Haz waste site (Arlington): 1.6 gallons of diesel fuel Estimates of Greenhouse gas reductions: Estimate from manufacturing of paint: 6,300 pounds CO2 Estimate from fuel saved: 42 pounds of CO2

14 National Industrial Symbiosis Project U.K. NISP is a free business opportunity programme that delivers bottom line, environmental and social benefits and is the first industrial symbiosis initiative in the world to be launched on a national scale.

15 NISP Most successful exchange project in world? Gov’t funded No barrier to participation Now in it’s 5 th year DEFTRA funds 5 million (British Pound)/year= $8,132,415 Dollars

16 NISP Results May 09 Press Release Reduced national industrial carbon emissions 5.2 million tonnes Diverted 5.2 million tonnes of industrial waste Prevented the use of 7.9 tonnes of virgin materials Attracted £116 million in private investment in reprocessing and recycling Generated £151 new sales for members Saved £131 for members Eliminated 357,000 tonnes of hazardous waste Saved 9.4 million gallons of industrial wastewater

17 Learnings Huge potential; Facilitation required! Not easy, but can be rewarding; The process often results in less glamorous and traditional recycling; The more trading partners the better.

18 Thanks for your time! Contact us at: 1402 Third Ave, Suite 1420 | Seattle, WA T | Debra Taevs | Deputy Director | Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center practical solutions for economic and environmental vitality


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