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					Going Green is an ongoing process
                                           Assess Operations
      Gather Information



                       UsePerformidentify plan
                         Setdata to Cost benefit
                             up
         Monitor and Evaluate monitoring areaswith staff
                                         Discuss
Act
                         Select a program occursmapping
                     where greatest wasteleader or team
                           analysis    Use waste
                         Develop employee education
                           Consider regulations
                                      Record waste amounts
                        Try to determine causes
                         programs customer response
                           Consider         and sources
         What can be done right away?
                                           Read industry
         What requires investment?
                                         publications and
                                         review improvement
                               Identify areas for websites
      Prioritize               or new development
    Financial benefits of going green–
             Some Statistics
   Ribbons Recycled - diverted 54,000 ink
    cartridges from landfill sites, now has over
    4,000 business customers

   Atlas Cold Storage - reduced energy
    consumption total savings $865,000

   Oland Brewery - reduced waste from 275
    tractor trailer loads per year to 78 loads per
    year saving over $200,000
    Financial Statistics , continued
   Metrographic Printing reduced solid
    waste to just 52 bags per year saving
    $300 in disposal fees
   Canadian Maritime Engineering built
    their own plate roller and other
    equipment from used equipment they had
    in-house, saving over $200,000
    Financial Statistics , continued
   Interface Canada - Under a program called m
    “Quest”, this company saved $3 million in
    energy, water and waste costs.
   St. Lawrence Corporation Iroquois, Ont. -
    annual savings of $370,000 while increasing
    production by 11%. Greenhouse gas
    emissions are down 13 %
   Kuntz Electroplating costs were down 20% in
    first year as environmentally sound practices
    reduced emissions by 150,000kg per year.
    What’s happening in other parts of
                Canada
   Eco-Efficiency Innovation Program audited 45
    SMEs in Ontario. Of these, 90% implemented
    energy and water saving programs saving 10 to
    15% of operating costs. Payback of associated
    costs took 1 to 3 years.
   80% of Nova Scotian businesses say they have
    taken steps to reduce waste generated.
   Packaging stewardship and extended producer
    responsibility programs have been tried in
    Manitoba and Ontario.
           A Look at Regulations
   Businesses that do not separate wastes can be fined
    from $500 to $5,000 per day in NS where recyclable
    materials are banned from the landfills
   The Canadian government committed to a 50%
    reduction of the 1988 levels of waste by the year 2000
    (1994 Report of Canada to the UN Commission of
    Sustainable Development)
   PEI has implemented a strict waste management plan
    that requires all waste to be sorted and recycled if
    possible
           More on regulations
   The Ontario Waste Diversion Act created
    Stewardship Ontario to collect weight based
    packaging fees
   Mandatory paper recycling in St. John’s and
    surrounding areas began in Sept. 2005
   Other parts of the province will also require
    both business and residential waste paper to be
    recycled beginning in March 2006

				
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