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Zw Conference 2008

  1. 1. 2008 Zero Waste Pilot Shary Brown, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original Valerie Jenner, Sustainability Auditor, Every Day Change Communications L.L.C.
  2. 2. What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is the principles and practices that work towards shifting our economy and culture away from one that sends everything off to the landfill to one that sends almost nothing there. This means redesigning products that can be recycled or composted more easily, which reduces needless waste. This fresh approach also creates new jobs and economies based around the repurposing of materials and resources that would have otherwise been wasted.
  3. 3. Ann Arbor Art Fairs •The Street Art Fair is the Original of the four award-winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs •Collectively, the fairs draw more than 500,000 visitors during four days each July •The four fairs occupy nearly 30 blocks of the downtown area The Street Art Fair, the Original •Small non-profit community arts organization whose purpose is to connect artists and their art with an appreciative audience. •170 juried artists from all over the United States and abroad •Offers music and dance performances, ArtZone workshops and community art projects, as well as booth-side artist demonstrations to create a comfortable, engaging and participatory art experience.
  4. 4. 2008 Art Fairs Map
  5. 5. Pictures from other three A2 Art Fairs Waste Management 2008
  6. 6. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair - The Original Special Operations Crew
  7. 7. Recycling Map 2007 20 Clear Stream bottle recycling bins were located throughout the grounds
  8. 8. Zero Waste Map 2008
  9. 9. Zero Waste Stations Front of House
  10. 10. Street Art Fair Back of House
  11. 11. Statistics • 26,816 pounds or 13 tons of recycling collected by entire A2 Art Fairs. • 17,325 lbs. or 8.67 tons were collected by the The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair – The Original. • 68% of the total recyclables were collected by only 1/6 of the total event area in a first year pilot Zero Waste format. • 41% dumpster content reduction
  12. 12. Table 3: 2008 Complete A2 Art Fair Recycling Fill Rates & Weights Front of Back of July House House Cart Fill Rates bin bin # of size/ # of size/ % % % % % % bins gallon bins gallon 15 17 18 19 20 Avg ~ Lbs. ~Tons Liberty/ Paper 1 96 0 0 30 30 30 50 35 259 0.130 Ashley Container 1 96 0 0 100 50 80 50 70 518 0.260 Liberty/ Paper 1 96 0 0 30 50 30 80 48 352 0.175 Main Container 1 96 0 0 100 100 80 80 90 666 0.333 William Paper 1 96 0 0 30 50 50 50 45 333 0.167 /Main Container 1 96 0 0 80 100 80 100 90 666 0.333 Liberty Paper 1 96 0 0 80 80 50 80 73 537 0.268 /Fifth Container 1 96 0 0 100 100 80 100 95 703 0.352 State/ Paper 1 96 0 0 30 50 50 80 53 389 0.194 Liberty Container 1 96 0 0 50 50 80 100 70 518 0.259 State/ Paper 1 96 0 0 30 50 30 100 53 389 0.194 William Container 1 96 0 0 100 100 30 100 83 611 0.305 Wash./ Paper 1 96 0 0 80 30 50 50 53 389 0.194 Thayer Container 1 96 0 0 50 30 80 50 53 389 0.194 Fletcher Paper 30 30 9 96 100 100 100 100 100 100 8325 4.163 /NorthU Container 30 30 9 96 100 100 100 100 100 100 9000 4.500 State/ Paper 1 96 0 0 100 30 30 100 65 481 0.241 SouthU Container 1 96 0 0 30 50 100 80 65 481 0.241 SouthU Paper 1 96 0 0 50 50 50 80 58 426 0.213 /EastU Container 1 96 0 0 30 50 80 80 60 444 0.222 SouthU/ Paper 1 96 0 0 30 30 30 50 35 259 0.130 Forest Container 1 96 0 0 30 30 50 30 35 259 0.130 Total Art Fair Recycling Weights Collected For All Art Fairs July 2008 26,816 13.41 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Total Pilot Program Weights 17,325 8.67 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Total Recycling Collected Including Washington/Thayer 18,134 9.07 Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Percentage Of Total Art Fair Recycling Recovery 68% 68%
  13. 13. • 2.5 trash dumpsters out of 5 were filled on four days and filled to capacity for only one. All recycling bins were full to maximum daily. • 10 X 6 cubic yard dumpster loads were diverted. • 7 tons minimum were diverted from the landfill. • The 10 dumpster loads diverted from a maximum of 25 over the five day event equals a 41% landfill diversion rate in the first year pilot program.
  14. 14. Components of Success ! Appealing: Physical Stations Practical: Front of House - Well labeled, high visibility banners, easily accessible by patrons and crews. Functional: Back of house - need more than dumpsters, receptacles dedicated to each recyclable including separate cardboard. ! Commitment: Dedicated committed staff - Paid or volunteer. ! Communication: Engaging participants; staff, artists, volunteers, vendors, crew Include Zero Waste goals/requirements in all marketing and contractual documents. ! Partnerships: Establish partnerships with community organizations with expertise and local government service providers. ! Planning: Pre-event planning to control materials entering site and restrict potential waste (particularly important in Phase 2). ! Professional: Need trained set-up crew - need organizational meeting and detailed station map, crew leader with authority to make minor logistical changes. ! Quantification: Measure, document and evaluate.
  15. 15. What Next in 2009? • Zero Waste Coordinator recommended • Recycle Ann Arbor to help set up stations • Introduce compostable disposables • Reduce / eliminate plastics and Styrofoam • Assess waste to be reduced in 2010 • Establish a community volunteer organization based on Boulder CO, Eco-cycle model • Create bulk water system • Create compost system
  16. 16. Composting in 2009 • Food vendors to sign contract committing to using bio-compostable tableware and collecting food waste for compost • Compost bins to be added to recycling stations and provided to food vendors • Cooperation with Recycle Ann Arbor to determine best mix of food waste and brown materials to provide quality compost in the shortest amount of time • Street Art Fair compost could be sold at local farmers market to help fund Zero Waste programs and connect with community
  17. 17. Bulk Water in 2009 • Partnership with City of Ann Arbor Water Treatment (A2H20) • Inexpensive aluminum and high-end stainless steel refillable souvenir water bottles sold instead of plastic bottled water • Bulk water stations at fire hydrants as well as 5 gal jugs with cooler dispensers throughout Fair site for bottle refills
  18. 18. Zero Waste Partners Special thanks to the partners that make these efforts possible:

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