Paul Boundy
20 June 2013
Significant Aspects
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Recyclables
contaminated with
used paper towels
Compostable waste in
plastic bags
Strong ...
EMS Targets
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90% reduction in contamination of
recycling with food soiled kitchen paper

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100% replacement of plastic ...
Implementation Issues
Streamline kitchen waste management
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Limited space for kitchen reorganisation

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Staff objection ...
Benefits
Public image
 Staff morale
 Reduced expenditure on plastic bags
soap waste
 Reduced waste collection costs
 T...
Thank you
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Any Questions?
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Environmental Management System

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Aspects and Benefits of an EMS for a typical city office

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Environmental Management System

  1. 1. Paul Boundy 20 June 2013
  2. 2. Significant Aspects      Recyclables contaminated with used paper towels Compostable waste in plastic bags Strong cleaning chemicals: Dish detergent, surface & floor cleaners, bleach Excessive plastic bags for desk bins Wasteful hand soap dispensers
  3. 3. EMS Targets  90% reduction in contamination of recycling with food soiled kitchen paper  100% replacement of plastic bags with corn starch bags in compostable waste system.  100% replacement of hand soap dispensers with foaming type  100% replacement of chlorine based cleaning agents with environmentally friendly alternatives (orange or eucalypt)  100% removal of desk based bins and replacement with waste recycling stations
  4. 4. Implementation Issues Streamline kitchen waste management  Limited space for kitchen reorganisation  Staff objection to removal of under utilised bar fridge  Relocate and create a larger organic waste bin to also take kitchen paper  Relocate comingled recyclable bin  New prominent signage for separation  Communication with staff to get support and subtly change behaviour  Informal auditing to encourage staff compliance
  5. 5. Benefits Public image  Staff morale  Reduced expenditure on plastic bags soap waste  Reduced waste collection costs  Take the ideas home 
  6. 6. Thank you  Any Questions?

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