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  • http://greenpages.indoff.com/Weblog/Archive/2009/2/6/12_Tips_to_Reduce_Paper_Consumption_in_the_Office
  • http://www.greenoptions.com/forum/thread/737/we-each-waste-1-pound-of-food-a-day http://www.bundle.com/everybodysmoney/average-family-wastes-600-worth-food-year-change-12401#/spending/bubbles/U.S./201003/0/0/0/100/1
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/technology/08packaging.html?_r=1
  • http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/1007023.html
  • http://ecolocalizer.com/2008/02/29/san-francisco-carpet-recycling/
  • http://www.greywater.com/
  • https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/pg_grp_sfwmd_news/pg_sfwmd_news_newsrelease_may09

Zero waste carbon neutral ppt sept 14 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Zero Waste Sector Seattle Carbon Neutral September 14, 2010
  • 2. 2006 6 days/week 2010 6 days/week 2030 1 day/week www.seattlepi.com/local/323082_trashtrain10.html
  • 3. How
    • Many small actions will add up
    • Shift to “cradle to cradle” – production, transport, and reuse/recycling
    • 3 over-arching concepts:
      • recycling/composting,
      • reduction at source,
      • producer responsibility
    • Wastewater
    http://www.seattlepi.com/local/323082_trashtrain10.html
  • 4. Seattle Recycling/ Composting 1980’s goal 60% 2006 actual 43% 2009 gain 51% Zero waste goal >>80%
  • 5. Aluminum Newspaper Mixed Paper Wood Cardboard Sound Resource Management. 2009. Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Waste Management Strategies with a Zero Waste Objective Greenhouse gas emissions per ton (recycle versus use of virgin materials)
  • 6. Methane Emissions
    • Landfills are 2nd largest source of anthropogenic methane gas in US
    • 23 percent of all methane emissions in 2007
  • 7. ~50% of garbage in 2009 was recyclable or compostable
    • Food waste/food-soiled paper
    • 110,000 tons
    • Recyclable paper
    • 38,000 tons
    • Cans, bottles and other
    • common recyclables
    • 34,000 tons
  • 8. Many recyclables sent overseas
    • Overseas:
    • 82% newspaper
    • 100% mixed paper
    • 70% cardboard
    • 100% HDPE
    • 100% PET
    • Domestic:
    • 100% mixed glass
    • 100% aluminum cans
    • 100% steel/tin cans
    www.seattle.gov/util/About_SPU/Recycling_System/History_&_Overview/index.asp
  • 9. Beef-up “Reduce”
    • Reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill
    • 2006 = 438,000 tons
    • 2009 = 352,000 tons
  • 10. Phonebooks http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2010/07/13/my-just-in-time-contribution-to-councilman-mike-obriens-phone-book-collection
  • 11. Paperless Billing (and City!) http://greenpages.indoff.com/Weblog/Archive/2009/2/6/12_Tips_to_Reduce_Paper_Consumption_in_the_Office
  • 12. Excess Food The average family wastes $600 worth of food each year. Can we change? August 17, 2010 (www.bundle.com/everybodysmoney)
  • 13. Producer recovery fee for excess packaging http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/08/technology/08packaging.html?_r=1
  • 14. WA State Residential Waste Stream July 2010: 2009 Washington Statewide Waste Characterization Study
  • 15. Producer Responsibility Carpet ecolocalizer.com/2008/02/29/san-Francisco-carpet-recycling Tires http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/02051/Tires.htm Mattresses http://www.rhondda-cynon-taf.gov.uk/stellent/groups/public/documents/hcst/content.hcst?lang=en&&dDocName=033661 Used Paint http://www.sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2010/07/oregon_paint_recycling_program_leads_the_nation.html
  • 16. Wastewater Greywater
  • 17. Reclaimed Water
  • 18. In Sum
    • 100% recycling
    • Beef up “reduce”
    • Producer responsibility
    • Reuse wastewater
    www.uoregon.edu/~recycle/edu_promo.htm
  • 19. Thank you
  • 20.