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Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates
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Introduction to Pathway to Zero Waste - Deborah Yates


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  • Good morning
    I will talk to you a bit about PTZW to put Waste Data Management into context within our programme.
    Mike Tregent from the EA and Trevor Brown from OCC will then drill down into some of the waste data issues
    The aim of today being that we all appreciate how important good quality waste data is and collectively work to improve it
  • A partnership programme based in the SE - launched in April 2008 as a 3 year programme until March 2011.
    EPOW – sister programme to investigate practical ways to achieve zero waste to landfill – will continue until Dec 2012.
    Founding partners EA, WRAP and SEEDA
    In December 2009 the programme received £1m ERDF giving a total 3 year budget of £3m
    Other partners too – bring different skills, contacts and knowledge.
    Environment Centre – running todays workshop
    (Envirobusiness – advise to businesses in renewable energy sector – to develop business)
  • To improve South East England’s economic and environmental performance and relieve pressure on its shrinking landfill capacity by:
    Implement waste hierarchy
    Change of mindset:
    from viewing waste as something to be thrown away and put out of site
    to a resource to be utilised.
  • Construction sector facts;
    Largest single source of waste arising in UK - 32%. (Defra:2004)
    10% UK energy consumption is form producing and transporting building materials (EA: Sustainable construction leaflet)
    40% waste to landfill in SE = CDE
    PTZW want to make a significant measurable contribution to Reduce CDE waste to landfill by 50% (against 2008 levels) by 2011 – year ahead of national target.
    Target = reduce from 5.3mt to 2.65mt - Latest figures (June 10) indicate a 20% reduction so far to 4.2mt.
    How? Acting as catalyst for change in SE.
  • There are good economic drivers for a RE culture –case study;
    Willmott Dixon Construction – large construction company that carries out non residential projects from £1million to £100million.
    2007 – they worked out the true cost of their waste, rather than just looking at the obvious costs – these were just the tip of the iceburg.
    Initial look at waste costs = £1m on hiring skips and direct disposal cost of contents.
    Delving deeper = £700,000 labour – handling materials that go into the skips
    = £8.3m – value of material in the skips that they were paying to be taken away!!!
    This analysis has driven the company to improve it’s resource efficiency and save money –
    the thing that enabled them to do this was good quality waste data.
    Their findings are not unique - agree with those of WRAP……
  • WRAP, one of the founding partners of PTZW, has done a lot of work looking at how to improve resource efficiency – this is all possible by looking at data.
    This slide demonstrates some of the key actions needed by all parts of the supply chain to enable a reduction in waste to landfill and create a resource efficient culture.
    Underpinned by good waste data….WRAP have developed some tools to help quantify the waste reduction and cost savings possible – all businesses can now improve their waste data.
    E.g. designing out waste tools, Net waste tool, SWMP template, reporting portal.
    Net waste – calculates waste arising on construction projects
  • Direct engagement with supply chains on largest projects in the region
    Programme of ‘catalytic’ projects to deliver change throughout the South East – ‘Holistic’ approach tackling key issues simultaneously and designed to deliver ‘quick wins of lasting and significant impact’.
  • We’re on the right lines –
    Percentage of construction and demolition waste deposited in the South East that ends up in landfill.
    shows steady reduction in % CDE going to landfill – being treated further up the waste hierarchy.
    Culmination of a number of organisations working towards the same aim – PTZW is one – partners work….
  • Creating demand: for reusable, recycled and recycled content materials
    E.g. architects designing out waste, Direct engagement, Procurement/ Planning Guidance to reduce waste & increase recycled content of materials in developments.
    Market development: to improve and increase trading in reusable, recycled and recycled content materials
    E.g. Potential for commodity market, One stop shop portal for reuse and exchange
    Infrastructure: accelerating the development of new recycling facilities
    E.g. Model business cases for delivery of new facilities
    Legislation and policy: working to ensure that the right political and legal framework is in place to encourage resource efficiency
    E.g. QP Wood, SWMP audits
    Sharing best practice: promoting and encouraging widespread adoption of best-in-class resource efficiency approaches
    E.g. Resource Efficiency workshops, case studies
    Data management – see next slide
  • Data management: improving the quality, timeliness and availability of data on waste flows in the region
    There is a current lack of reliable data to support market development and underpin strategic decision making. We need to be confident how much and what types of waste are out there.
    We are trialling new ways of looking at and using data;
    - construction arisings heat maps to inform locations for new facilities/ identify target reuse markets
    - calculator to predict savings in operational costs, carbon, virgin materials and jobs for every tonne of CDE diverted from landfill
    - using data in new ways – construction waste to landfill vs. spend graph…
    E-business a big part – EDOC (demo later) and GOR trials.
    Also raising awareness of the need for good quality data and the need to work in partnership to improve it – hence todays workshop…..
  • That’s a quick canter through PTZW and how we fit with the waste data agenda.
    Hand over to Mike Tregent.
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    • 1. Deborah Yates Pathway to Zero Waste
    • 2. What is PTZW? A partnership – three founding partners Other partners • Government (DEFRA and GOSE) • Improvement and Efficiency South East (IESE) • National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP) • South East Centre for the Built Environment (SECBE) • EnviroBusiness • Re Made SE • Environment Centre
    • 3. Our aim To create a culture of resource efficiency in the South East Driving a mindset change from:
    • 4. CD&E waste the focus And with good reason… of all waste sent to landfill in South East England is CD&E waste
    • 5. The true cost of waste £1m skip hire £8.3m materials cost £0.7m labour
    • 6. clients designers clients contractors manufacturers waste contractors manufacturers contractors designers Set requirements for good practice and measurement Identify opportunities to reduce waste and use more recovered materials Implement good practice and measure performance Offer low waste, recyclable, and higher recycled content options Collect and recover more waste to higher quality; provide robust data Supply chain actions needed
    • 7. Twin-track strategy • Direct Engagement • Catalytic Projects
    • 8. 470,000 tonnes diverted with associated benefits:  14, 262 CO2 avoided  402,955 virgin material saved  £5m GVA added  £5m cost savings • Catalytic programme forecast to divert additional 1.4m tonnes Delivering results
    • 9. % to landfill 48.0% 50.0% 52.0% 54.0% 56.0% 58.0% 60.0% 62.0% 2006 2007 2008 2009 % CDE waste deposited in SE that ends up in landfill
    • 10. PTZW workstreams
    • 11. Data management C&D waste landfilled in the SE - rolling annual total by quarter 0 1000000 2000000 3000000 4000000 5000000 6000000 Sep-08D ec-08M ar-09Jun-09Sep-09D ec-09M ar-10Jun-10Sep-10D ec-10M ar-11Jun-11Sep-11D ec-11 Tonnes 2,000 2,100 2,200 2,300 2,400 2,500 2,600 2,700 2,800 2,900 £millionsnewbuild Actual Target SE Construction spend