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018 Earth Exchange (Be2camp Wb)

  1. 1. Online Maps for Sustainable Procurement and Waste Minimisation in Construction Alex Albon (@earthexchange)
  2. 2. Message From (Near) The Top! <ul><li>“ It is imperative that we start to think of waste as a resource wherever possible. Against a challenging economic background it is more important than ever that we enable businesses to find a market for materials which would otherwise be disposed of as waste” </li></ul><ul><li>The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary of State for Environment, Food </li></ul><ul><li>and Rural Affairs. </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd March 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Key Drivers & Challenges <ul><li>EU Soil Framework Directive, Landfill/Wastes Directives/revised WFD – definition of wastes!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Landfill Tax escalator (£40/tonne 2009/10 – rising £8/tonne per year to 2013) </li></ul><ul><li>Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Government ‘ Strategy For Sustainable Construction ’ June 2008 – 50% Reduction in Construction Wastes to Landfill 2012. Zero waste to landfill 2020 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Overall material consumption by construction industry (>400 Mt per year) M tonnes Quantity of construction and demolition waste generated (~122 Mt per year UK) Waste construction materials that are recycled / reused (~60 Mt per year) Sector Overview
  5. 5. Current problem <ul><li>So let’s do what Mr Benn says… </li></ul><ul><li>Majority of material suitable for re-use (i.e. ‘ Resource ’) </li></ul><ul><li>However the ‘Ephemeral’ nature of construction projects and variable project programmes makes ‘creating a market’ rather tricky!! </li></ul><ul><li>Who needs it? When do they need it? How do you get it? What have you got? Where is it and where are you? </li></ul><ul><li>Current solution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who you know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Last minute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-strategic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suitable for use? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Here I Am?
  7. 7. Back in 5 minutes?
  8. 8. A Solution <ul><li>Need a… “ Dating Agency ” </li></ul><ul><li>- National, yet local focus </li></ul>
  9. 9. The solution - Earth Exchange ®
  10. 10. Features <ul><li>Secure Web-based system to match surplus materials with deficits at the site level via a Google Maps Premier API </li></ul><ul><li>Covers entire UK with no geopolitical borders and resulting boundary effects! </li></ul><ul><li>But… has local focus for the user. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Features <ul><li>Time based – to incorporate: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing construction programmes and needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Quality’ considerations </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Member’s Site <ul><li>Secure area for subscribers </li></ul><ul><li>Site and material info </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly navigable map </li></ul><ul><li>Search/match results (map and tabular) </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Member listings </li></ul>
  13. 13. Member’s Site – Unique features <ul><ul><li>Multi-site capability user/map configuration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Site details – type of construction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-material capability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability/wanted dates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Haulage routes and distances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts, communication, alerts, stats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited access and use (no pay per site etc)… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NEW - Details of local service providers highlighted by proximity (Labs, haulage, consultants, plant etc). </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Summary <ul><li>Huge potential to save waste disposal, haulage and procurement costs </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Exchange ® is a low cost, easy-to-use tool which can interface with SWMPs, BREEAM etc </li></ul><ul><li>Earth Exchange ® matches material requirements at locations and times to suit you </li></ul><ul><li>“ Exchange It – Don’t Waste It” </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summary <ul><li>Earth Exchange ® : Offers huge financial and environmental benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearby reusable soils, aggregates and materials mapped at source – virgin materials preserved, haulage reduced etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procurement time, effort and costs saved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved RC KPI’s achievable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local users of surpluses mapped – disposal avoided, haulage reduced </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential revenues realised for ‘unwanted’ materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Reduced Project Costs With Zero Effort!! </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. £4.125 Million Costs Saved 285,000 miles Heavy Haulage Saved 81,000 t Diverted from Landill 156,000 t Virgin Materials Saved
  17. 17. Questions? <ul><li>www. earth exchange .com </li></ul>
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