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What happens to our waste?Welcome to UNSW> Recycling and Re-use at UNSWUNSW Sustainability
What waste do we produce?Accumulative recovery reportTonnage ofRecovered Waste        27%     24%                         ...
What waste do we produce?Accumulative recovery reportTonnage of                       17%Recycling Streams                ...
Waste reductionDisposable coffee cups 13,520,000                39 Tonnes     cups a year               per year          ...
Waste reductionOne Simple Solution                        Reusable Cups                        Keep Cups                  ...
Public place recyclingRecycling can work with your help
Public place recyclingTwo bins:Red is for General wasteYellow is forBeverage containers
Paper & cardboardWhat happens to our paper and cardboard?
Paper & cardboardBlue Bins in Library + corridors                          Recycling 800 tonne/year      UNSW makes money ...
Paper & cardboardAMCOR’s Botany Recycling PlantAll paper andcardboard isprocessed and      Plastic contamination separated...
Batteries & mobile phones     More than 800           mobile phones      collected each year
Batteries & mobile phonesMobile phones                  Recycled by Mobile                  Muster for free               ...
Batteries & mobile phonesBatteriesBatteries contain toxic andhazardous heavy metalsBattery World recyclingstation where al...
Printer toner cartridges     Successful        staff volunteer               initiative
Printer toner cartridgesPlanet ArkSent to Close the Loopin MelbourneSome remanufacturedwith remainder of plasticand metal ...
Printer toner cartridgesCara TonerOver 5,788 reusessince UNSW service began           of cartridges collected46%        fr...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                         Reverse vending>  A...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                         Eliminates>  Accept...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                         Reduces>  Accept em...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                         Reverse Vending>>  ...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                          Users are given> A...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory> Accept empty drink containers.> Eliminate ...
Reverse vending machines                Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory                          Our experience to ...
Garden waste Bore waterprimarily used for   irrigation of the           grounds
Garden wasteAll tree pruning off-cuts and other greenwaste is processed on-site andmulch is used on garden beds.All other ...
Glass recycling   Waste audit found   glass is       3 rdlargest in composition           of our waste
Glass recyclingA limited but successful glass recycling stream at:                             The Roundhouse Bar         ...
Fluorescent tubes & light globes          Fluorescent tubes          contain enough mercury          to pollute 30,000 lit...
Fluorescent tubes & light globes       Chemsal       Recycling and disposal by Chemsal       Collect fluorescent, CFL, inc...
Biological & hazardous waste       Specialist contractors         dispose of biological               and hazardous       ...
Biological & hazardous wasteHazardous waste generated from research           Chemsal           Dangerous waste: organic s...
Construction & demolitionWaste management conditions imposed under contract                           Capital works criter...
What happens to our waste?     Waste contract with Doyle     Bros Material Recycling     Facility > 80% recycled
Recyclables marketRecycled aluminumreduces mining andsmelting emissions
Recyclables marketBales of dirty plastic areseparated and can berecycled
Recyclables marketRecycled baled paper &cardboard reducesdeforestation andenvironmental impact
Reducing wasteWater refill stations = Refill not landfill
Reducing wasteA step toward reducing plastic water bottle waste
Stationery reuseSecond-handstationery free forstudents and staff    Stationery Re-use    Centre at Level    2, Quad East W...
Stationery reuseOperated byARC volunteers   Stationery donated   by UNSW staff and   corporations
Stationery reuseSuccessfulstudent initiative     Estimated 4,000 items in last     12 months including approx     1,500   ...
Container Deposit Legislation         Ten cent refund         on beverage containers
Container Deposit Legislation         Regulatory Impact         statement underway
Container Deposit Legislation         Opposed by beverage         companies & Packaging         Stewardship Forum
Electronic wasteTV & PC Product Stewardship Scheme                             Product Stewardship Act 2011:              ...
Food waste & reuse        Excess food isdistributed to charities    supporting the       vulnerable
Food waste & reuse  Food rescueExcess food given    to OzHarvest
Food waste & reuse      Cooking Oil     Up to 800 litres  a week is collectedfrom campus outlets
The carbon price & wasteCarbon price $23 per tonne from 1/07/12                190 of 500 facilities                   dir...
The carbon price & waste    Waste produces methane      1 tonne of methane          = 23 tonne of          CO2 equivalent
The carbon price & waste     Emissions from landfill            Landfill more           expensive and        recycling mor...
The carbon price & wasteLandfill General Waste tip fee           Fee to rise from           $220/tonne now            to $...
Our commitment to reduce wasteThere’s less than 10 yearsof landfill in the Sydney basinUNSW: Environment Policyand Waste M...
Our commitment to reduce waste Our commitment to reduce waste“ Sustainable processing of  materials based on fundamentals ...
UNSW SustainabilityKeep in touchwww.recycling.edu.auwww.unsw.edu.au/sustainabilityTwitter | @SustainUNSWFacebook | faceboo...
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  1. 1. What happens to our waste?Welcome to UNSW> Recycling and Re-use at UNSWUNSW Sustainability
  2. 2. What waste do we produce?Accumulative recovery reportTonnage ofRecovered Waste 27% 24% Paper & cardboardNov 125.2t Mixed containers 12% Plastic filmDec 82.2t Food & organics 33% LandfillJan 75.76t 4%
  3. 3. What waste do we produce?Accumulative recovery reportTonnage of 17%Recycling Streams 33% Paper & cardboardNov 198t 24% Mixed containers Plastic film 27% Food & organicsDec 121.90t Greenwaste LandfillJan 145.06t 12% 4%
  4. 4. Waste reductionDisposable coffee cups 13,520,000 39 Tonnes cups a year per year 3% of our waste!
  5. 5. Waste reductionOne Simple Solution Reusable Cups Keep Cups Available from Bookshop & Arc Gift Shop
  6. 6. Public place recyclingRecycling can work with your help
  7. 7. Public place recyclingTwo bins:Red is for General wasteYellow is forBeverage containers
  8. 8. Paper & cardboardWhat happens to our paper and cardboard?
  9. 9. Paper & cardboardBlue Bins in Library + corridors Recycling 800 tonne/year UNSW makes money from recycling paper & cardboardRecycling boxesavailable fromstationary re-usecentre, ARC, FMAssist, room 224AChancellery or onrequest. Staff and student responsibilityDesk bins for recycling to empty paper into blue Recycling makes money wheelie bins
  10. 10. Paper & cardboardAMCOR’s Botany Recycling PlantAll paper andcardboard isprocessed and Plastic contamination separated Fibrous film at one end, dry recycled paper out the other endrecycled within72 hours fromdelivery Final recycled product Fibrous sludge
  11. 11. Batteries & mobile phones More than 800 mobile phones collected each year
  12. 12. Batteries & mobile phonesMobile phones Recycled by Mobile Muster for free Where? Lower Campus: ARC Reception Upper Campus: FM Assist Mid Campus: Contact
  13. 13. Batteries & mobile phonesBatteriesBatteries contain toxic andhazardous heavy metalsBattery World recyclingstation where all batteriesare recycled at expenseof UNSW
  14. 14. Printer toner cartridges Successful staff volunteer initiative
  15. 15. Printer toner cartridgesPlanet ArkSent to Close the Loopin MelbourneSome remanufacturedwith remainder of plasticand metal recycled
  16. 16. Printer toner cartridgesCara TonerOver 5,788 reusessince UNSW service began of cartridges collected46% from UNSW are reusedA successful staff volunteer initiative
  17. 17. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Reverse vending> Accept empty drink containers.> machines accept Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable.> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds empty drink between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins. containers> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  18. 18. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Eliminates> Accept empty drink containers.> contamination = Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable. Material 100%> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending recyclable Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins.> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  19. 19. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Reduces> Accept empty drink containers.> cleaning costs > Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable. An average bin> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending holds 100-150 Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins. containers> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  20. 20. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Reverse Vending>> Accept empty drink containers. Machines hold Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable. 3,000 crushed> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending containers Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins.> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  21. 21. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Users are given> Accept empty drink containers. vouchers &> Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable. prizes as> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending incentives to recycle Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins.> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  22. 22. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory> Accept empty drink containers.> Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable. Check out…> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins.> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle. www.thefuntheory.com> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date> Expensive technology.> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking. The Fun Theory
  23. 23. Reverse vending machines Reverse vending machinesThe Fun Theory Our experience to date:> Accept empty drink containers. Expensive technology> Eliminate contamination. Material 100% recyclable.> Reduces cleaning costs - An average wheelie bin holds Footprint, power & IT between 100 & 150 containers. Reverse Vending requirement limit Machines hold 3,000 crushed containers = to 25 wheelie bins. possible locations> Give users vouchers & prizes as incentives to recycle.> Check out www.thefuntheory.com.Our experience to date Networked and> Expensive technology. vulnerable to hacking> Footprint, power & IT requirement limit possible locations.> Networked and vulnerable to hacking.
  24. 24. Garden waste Bore waterprimarily used for irrigation of the grounds
  25. 25. Garden wasteAll tree pruning off-cuts and other greenwaste is processed on-site andmulch is used on garden beds.All other lawn clippings, leaf materialand garden organics collectedand transported to Veolia wastestation at Botany for processing.UNSW uses organic fertilisers forgardens, lawns and sports fields.
  26. 26. Glass recycling Waste audit found glass is 3 rdlargest in composition of our waste
  27. 27. Glass recyclingA limited but successful glass recycling stream at: The Roundhouse Bar Goldstein College New College Scientia Building The Roundouse
  28. 28. Fluorescent tubes & light globes Fluorescent tubes contain enough mercury to pollute 30,000 litres of water beyond the safe drinking level
  29. 29. Fluorescent tubes & light globes Chemsal Recycling and disposal by Chemsal Collect fluorescent, CFL, incandescent, halogen, High Intensity Discharge lamps (HIDs) discharge light bulbs/lamps including associated ballasts and transformers Spotless Stored in the Spotless compound on Western Campus with periodic collection by Chemsal Collected on request via FM Assist (Ext: 55111)
  30. 30. Biological & hazardous waste Specialist contractors dispose of biological and hazardous chemical waste
  31. 31. Biological & hazardous wasteHazardous waste generated from research Chemsal Dangerous waste: organic solvents, oxidise, pesticides and “ionising radiation emitting materials not considered to be radioactive” (low level radioactive waste < 100 Becquerel/gram) Sterihealth Biological, clinical waste, ionising radiation emitting materials not considered to be radioactive, human tissue, biological chemicals and other toxic substances.
  32. 32. Construction & demolitionWaste management conditions imposed under contract Capital works criteria includes: On-site separation of waste for re-use or recycling Development of a Construction Site Waste Management Plan. Waste management conditions are available for Consultants and Contractors undertaking projects Construction Waste includes: Plaster board, Concrete, Bricks, Steel, Cables and Packaging.
  33. 33. What happens to our waste? Waste contract with Doyle Bros Material Recycling Facility > 80% recycled
  34. 34. Recyclables marketRecycled aluminumreduces mining andsmelting emissions
  35. 35. Recyclables marketBales of dirty plastic areseparated and can berecycled
  36. 36. Recyclables marketRecycled baled paper &cardboard reducesdeforestation andenvironmental impact
  37. 37. Reducing wasteWater refill stations = Refill not landfill
  38. 38. Reducing wasteA step toward reducing plastic water bottle waste
  39. 39. Stationery reuseSecond-handstationery free forstudents and staff Stationery Re-use Centre at Level 2, Quad East Wing
  40. 40. Stationery reuseOperated byARC volunteers Stationery donated by UNSW staff and corporations
  41. 41. Stationery reuseSuccessfulstudent initiative Estimated 4,000 items in last 12 months including approx 1,500 folders, envelopes, plastic sleeves, hanging files, in- trays, clipboards and other random things
  42. 42. Container Deposit Legislation Ten cent refund on beverage containers
  43. 43. Container Deposit Legislation Regulatory Impact statement underway
  44. 44. Container Deposit Legislation Opposed by beverage companies & Packaging Stewardship Forum
  45. 45. Electronic wasteTV & PC Product Stewardship Scheme Product Stewardship Act 2011: TV’s & computers first products to be regulated. Responsibility for recycling passed back to manufacturer. Eventually all devices with a power cord to be included. Hopefully running by 2011/12.
  46. 46. Food waste & reuse Excess food isdistributed to charities supporting the vulnerable
  47. 47. Food waste & reuse Food rescueExcess food given to OzHarvest
  48. 48. Food waste & reuse Cooking Oil Up to 800 litres a week is collectedfrom campus outlets
  49. 49. The carbon price & wasteCarbon price $23 per tonne from 1/07/12 190 of 500 facilities directly liable for carbon tax are waste facilities
  50. 50. The carbon price & waste Waste produces methane 1 tonne of methane = 23 tonne of CO2 equivalent
  51. 51. The carbon price & waste Emissions from landfill Landfill more expensive and recycling more cost effective
  52. 52. The carbon price & wasteLandfill General Waste tip fee Fee to rise from $220/tonne now to $300/tonne from 1 July 2012
  53. 53. Our commitment to reduce wasteThere’s less than 10 yearsof landfill in the Sydney basinUNSW: Environment Policyand Waste Management PlanRethink of waste asa valuable resource
  54. 54. Our commitment to reduce waste Our commitment to reduce waste“ Sustainable processing of materials based on fundamentals ” of high temperature Sustainable processing of materials based on fundamentals of high temperature Professor Veena Sahajwalla Centre of Sustainable Materials Research & Technology
  55. 55. UNSW SustainabilityKeep in touchwww.recycling.edu.auwww.unsw.edu.au/sustainabilityTwitter | @SustainUNSWFacebook | facebook.com/SustainUNSWSlideshare | slideshare.net/SustainUNSWAaron MagnerUNSW Sustainability DirectorLinkedIn | linkedin.com/in/aaronmagnerTwitter | @aaronmagnerSlideshare | slideshare.net/aaronmagnerPhoto images | Maja Baskawww.majabaska.com

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