The United Business Council for Sustainable Development Introduction to By‐Product Synergy June 6, 2011
evelopment Sustainable De Definition By Product Synergy: By‐Product Synergy: the matching of residual resources ss Council for S (including by‐products, excess transportation and storage capacity, energy, etc) and waste streams from one facility with potential users at another facility to create new revenues or potential users at another facility to create new revenues orThe US Busines savings, environmental and societal benefits.
evelopment Sustainable De Typical Manufacturing Process Company A ss Council for S Product A P d tA Raw Material WasteThe US Busines Disposal Company B Raw Material Product B
evelopment Sustainable De Manufacturing with a BPS Process Network Company A ss Council for S Product A P d tA Raw Material By‐Product yWaste XThe US Busines unication Proces Disposal Commu ssing? X Company B Raw Material Product B
evelopment Sustainable De How does it work? • Simple Concept ‐ we start with 20 to 30 organizations and have them exchange materials and process information and identify opportunities for synergies id tif t iti f i ss Council for S • Evaluate likelihood for success • Identify and overcome barriers Identify and overcome barriersThe US Busines • Implement synergies
evelopment Sustainable De USBCSD and BPS • Employ a facilitated‐, relationship‐based process • Relationships require open communications and open ss Council for S communications require confidentiality agreements • USBCSD provides/requires legal participation agreements (with confidentiality clauses) (with confidentiality clauses)The US Busines • We provide tools to help participating organizations: – Inventory materials and processes – Identify and evaluate potential synergies – Quantify and report economic, societal and environmental value
evelopment Sustainable De Success Story Organizations Involved • Engineered Glass Products • Gilasi/Innerglow Surfaces Gilasi/Innerglow Surfaces ss Council for S Materials • Gl Glass cullet llThe US Busines Achievements • 900 tons of glass cullet diverted from landfill annually • Drives green building materials development and competitiveness • Potential for jobs to be created as business grows Potential for jobs to be created as business grows • Closed loop life cycle for previously non‐recyclable glass
evelopment Sustainable De Success Story Organizations Involved • Curb Appeal Materials • Baxter Healthcare Baxter Healthcare ss Council for S • Sherwin Williams • Cook Composites and PolymersThe US Busines Materials • Unrecyclable plastic (mixed) Achievements • 15 tons of plastic diverted from landfill 15 tons of plastic diverted from landfill • New standards established for City Department procurement • Potential for jobs to be created as business grows • Cl d l Closed loop life cycle for previously non‐recyclable plastics lif l f i l l bl l ti
evelopment Sustainable De Success Story Organizations Involved • Abbott Laboratories • ArcelorMittal Steel ArcelorMittal Steel ss Council for S Materials • S di Sodium hypochlorite (industrial bleach) h hl i (i d i l bl h)The US Busines Achievements • 20,000 tons of industrial bleach was diverted from the public sewer system and to create clean process water for ArcelorMittal Steel • Taxpayer savings from reduced water treatment p y g • Transformed a hazardous waste into a beneficial reuse product • CO2 savings from local sourcing of raw materials
evelopment Sustainable De Economic Benefit • Chicago BPS projects realized over $5.5 million per year in economic impact ss Council for S • Kansas City BPS diverted 33,650 tons of solid waste per year from local landfillsThe US Busines • UK BPS program realized $1 billion+ cost savings in 5 years
evelopment Sustainable De Building a National Network • Goal is 20 projects by 2015 – Currently 6 legacy projects y g yp j ss Council for S • Project to be linked by cirrusTM – USBCSD’ USBCSD’s web‐enabled materials database b bl d t i l d t bThe US Busines – Enables members to “see” outside of their project – Allows USBCSD to report aggregate data
The US Busines ss Council for S Sustainable De evelopment CurrentIn Development Building a National Network
The US Busines ss Council for S Sustainable De evelopment cirrusTM
The US Busines ss Council for S Sustainable De evelopment cirrusTM – Synergy Map
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