Reduce Reuse

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Discussing how Newbattle Abbey College can play its part to save the environment by reducing the amount of waste it produces and reusing more material.

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Reduce Reuse

  1. 1. think..“The question I’ve been asking is... why didn’t wesave ourselves when we had the chance?”(“The Age of Stupid”) Bryony
  2. 2. 4.54 million tonnes of waste sent to landfill in 2010Our waste releases pollutants into our soil and watercourses, and emits methane, a greenhouse gas Gill
  3. 3. There is 6 Times MorePlastic Than PlanktonIn The Ocean.
  4. 4. WHAT A WONDERFULWORLD?
  5. 5. COMPULSIVE CONSUMERISM CYCLE
  6. 6. WASTE =HIGHER LIVING COSTSLESS FOOD SO SOME PEOPLE BUY FAR MORE FOOD THAN THEY COULD EATAND OTHERS STARVEHEALTH RISKS TO THE GLOBAL POPULATION,PARTICULARLY THOSE IN DEPRIVED AREASDEPLETING OF FINITE RESOURCESDESTRUCTION OF NATURAL HABITATS AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPESIS WASTE AGOOD IDEA?
  7. 7. WE SHOULD BE AIMING FOR.......
  8. 8. BOTTLES CAN BE MADE INTO.............. TO NAME A FEW
  9. 9. TIN CANS CAN BE MADE INTO.............. TO NAME A FEW
  10. 10. Paper is a biodegradable material.When it goes to landfill, as it rots, itproducesmethane, which is a potent greenhousegas( 20 times more potent than carbondioxide ).
  11. 11. NEWBATTLE There are 500 sheets of paper per ream. There are 5 of these in Every box. Approximately 30 boxes are ordered. Every Three Months. That is….. 75000 SHEETS OF PAPER EVERY THREE MONTHS!
  12. 12. Newbattle College Can Play Its Part Gill
  13. 13. Existing Newbattle facilities..• Recycling bins exist• Composting facilities exist• These facilities aren’t being used to their full extent, WHY?
  14. 14. We feel that Newbattle should.....Academic Resources :•Start using recycled paper•Buy printers which are capable of double-sidedprinting•Default Powerpoint presentation printing to threeslides per sheet•Keep up-to-date records of paper and ink usage•Provide paper recycling bins in computer suites
  15. 15. We feel that Newbattle should.....Students :•Put recycling bins on every floor in the resident block•Implement a weekly rota to students to empty the bins•Use environmentally friendly cleaning products•Do a presentation to students at the start of eachacademic year to encourage recycling•Reduce Reuse Recycle representative on the SRC
  16. 16. We feel that Newbattle should.....In the Kitchen :•Stop using plastic and polystyrene cups, spoons,stirrers & paper plates•Compost all food waste•Get rid of individually wrapped sugar & saucesachets•Convert used cooking oil into bio-diesel
  17. 17. We feel that Newbattle should.....In the Garden :•Compost all garden waste, ie. leaves & cuttings•Purchase a community composter•Stop using chemicals in the garden or usemulching & other environmentally sound practises•Build a leaf composter•Use waste materials for building and craft projects
  18. 18. LISTEN TO JASON!He’s passionate aboutNewbattle and theenvironment & heknows what he’stalking about
  19. 19. Leaf Compost!First: Collectthe leaves! Then deposit the Leaves in a Compost Bin… Depending on the amount it can take between 3 months and 1 year to get rich organic compost!
  20. 20. The JK5100 Community MachineOne JK5100 machine will handle the organicwaste of 230 people per yearIf Newbattle purchased one of thesemachines as a community enterprise… Gill
  21. 21. WhichEverWaySuitsYou

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