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Presentation Peterborough Zero Waste practice during the expert seminar in Leuven, July 12th 2010.

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C2 cn practices_peterborough zero waste

  1. 2. Cradle-to-Cradle® Network (C2CN) Thematic seminar - Governance Peterborough Zero Waste Place Dr Matthew Hunt Royal Haskoning Leuven, 12 July 2010
  2. 3. <ul><li>Introduction to Peterborough </li></ul><ul><li>Project background </li></ul><ul><li>Zero Waste Place Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retailers and public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction and redevelopment – The Cathedral Square </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Successes and lessons learned </li></ul><ul><li>Is it Cradle to Cradle ® ? </li></ul>Overview
  3. 4. Peterborough London Cambridge Ipswich Manchester
  4. 5. <ul><li>~165,000 people </li></ul><ul><li>(Sub-)regional centre </li></ul><ul><li>Quite high levels of deprivation in some areas </li></ul><ul><li>Fast-growing and ethnically diverse population </li></ul><ul><li>Very high domestic recycling rates (~50%+) </li></ul><ul><li>Environment City since 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Environment Capital ambition </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity through redevelopment </li></ul>Peterborough
  5. 6. Seize the opportunity
  6. 7. Partnership “ Zero waste” encapsulates the aim to go as far as possible in reducing the environmental impact of waste . It is a visionary goal which seeks to prevent waste occurring, conserves resources and recovers all value from materials.
  7. 8. Making it a challenge
  8. 9. Making the whole thing happen Construction sector General public Waste Management firms Decision makers Businesses Who was Involved?
  9. 10. Retailers and the public (Step 1)
  10. 11. <ul><li>Lack of communication between business and waste contractors </li></ul><ul><li>No-one specific responsible for reduce, reuse, recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of information on what to do and why it’s important </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of space for bins </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of clear labelling (particularly visual labels for eg cleaning staff who may not speak very good English) </li></ul>The problems with the businesses
  11. 12. A way forward <ul><li>Information through ‘friendly chat’ with all businesses in the ZWP zone (about 160 friendly chats!) </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face surveys with all businesses that agreed (75%) </li></ul><ul><li>Collate results – Identify focus areas </li></ul>
  12. 13. Targetted solutions Face to face survey to discuss existing waste behaviours, procedures, issues… Advice given by ZWP Officer in person, by phone and through information pack Waste champion within stores Specific issues with landlord/waste contractor discussed Waste Awareness training Zero Waste fortnight challenge
  13. 14. Publicity and behaviour change
  14. 15. Construction and redevelopment (Step 2)
  15. 16. The Corn Exchange
  16. 17. Construction sector and decision-makers Work with Opportunity Peterborough to minimise waste from Cathedral Square redevelopment Work with civil engineers on a waste minimisation plan. Key priorities – prevent waste - educate of staff and public Secondary priorities: reuse and recycling waste Reduce - reuse - recycle
  17. 18. Construction sector and decision-makers <ul><li>Pre-demolition audit </li></ul><ul><li>Part of Tender and pre-qualification process </li></ul><ul><li>Recipients identified </li></ul>Local community groups received from redundant materials…
  18. 19. Publicity and behaviour change
  19. 20. <ul><li>Deliverables </li></ul><ul><li>Waste audit for the ‘city centre’ </li></ul><ul><li>A high profile Zero Waste Place campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Information and advice on best practice to 150 businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Waste champions responsible for promoting the campaign in participating firms </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one support in identifying recipient organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Reference Guide for new employee induction packs </li></ul><ul><li>Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>A reduction in waste to landfill from participating premises </li></ul><ul><li>An engaged general public and commercial sector and wider reduction in waste </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative solutions to sector specific barriers; and </li></ul><ul><li>A cleaner, prouder city centre </li></ul>Outcomes and deliverables
  20. 21. <ul><li>Difficulty getting retailers to ‘buy-in’, and follow with action </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many required permission from company headquarters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Although only positive effects, invariably slowed proceedings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-ordinating different departments in Peterborough City Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ZWP project higher levels of material being sorted and sent for recycling, sometimes overloading the teams </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Logistics of the re-use programme for the Corn Exchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditing the building contents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sourcing recipients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short time window </li></ul></ul>Key challenges
  21. 22. <ul><li>3,000 tons of waste saved by shallower sub-base </li></ul><ul><li>Redundant materials re-housed via the Eastex materials exchange </li></ul><ul><li>54 tons of additional materials diverted from landfill; </li></ul><ul><li>Significant reduction in the number of heavy vehicles and miles travelled </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 1,500 tons of CO 2 saved </li></ul><ul><li>Precedent for managing construction waste in Peterborough </li></ul><ul><li>Osbourne, the contractors for the scheme, to adopt as USP </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings of material reduction and re-use of ~ £20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Other savings by retailers </li></ul><ul><li>3-5yr project </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships with comparable projects in other member states ?? </li></ul>Project positives
  22. 23. <ul><li>We are native to our place </li></ul><ul><li>Designed with and for Peterborough City Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Maximise local opportunities – eg Eastex </li></ul><ul><li>Our waste is our food </li></ul><ul><li>Re-use and recycling of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Re-housing scheme for materials from the Corn Exchange and city centre </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>The sun is our income </li></ul><ul><li>Not applicable to this project </li></ul><ul><li>Our air, soil and water are healthy </li></ul><ul><li>New fountains continually reuse water </li></ul><ul><li>We design enjoyment for all generations </li></ul><ul><li>Social element to city centre improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Part of wider aspiration to become the UK’s Environment Capital </li></ul><ul><li>We provide enjoyable mobility for all </li></ul><ul><li>No strong links but one of three sustainable travel demonstration towns </li></ul>C2C ® elements – The Limburg Principles
  23. 24. The final outcome Lasting behaviour change & a new way of doing things…
  24. 26. DCBA-Ω methodology