National Hazardous Waste Management Plan - PowerPoint by HC121003063046

VIEWS: 2 PAGES: 26

									Green Business Initiative – Why Being Green
       Can Help You into the Black




                     Keiron Phillips - OCLR
What is Green Business Initiative?


   Project to drive resource efficiency prevention in SME’s
   Provision of support/tools to small business
   Number of elements/projects within GBI
   GBI aims to influence behaviour and generate outcomes
   Outcomes should be measurable
Overall Goal is show businesses examples of what
  can be done and help them to do it!
Resource Efficiency 101 !



                                        “Resource Efficiency”


                                                     What it is:
                                         Elimination & Reduction
                                         Reuse of Materials or Products
What it is not (??):                     Repair of Products
   It is not Recycling                  Reduced “Hazardousness” eg
                                          Substitution (RoHS, Deco-paints,
   It is not Centralised Composting      REACH)
   It is not Energy from Waste          Part of the eco-efficiency
   It is not Diversion from Landfill     paradigm (conservation of All
                                          natural resources incl. Materials,
                                          Water & Energy)
                                         Common sense: “Waste Not,
                                          Want Not”
Ethos of Green Business Initiative


 Emphasis on user friendly-ness, relevant content
 Holistic view (waste/energy/water)
 Integrated with other prevention projects (e.g. SMILE), linked to
  other delivery groups (e.g. Local Authorities, Enterprise Ireland,
  IBEC, Sectoral organisation etc.)
 Recognition that businesses are profit motivated
Whats in it for me?


Ray – “I've done everything I've been asked to do.
 I didn't understand, but I've done it. I haven't
 once asked what's in it for me.”
Shoeless Joe – “What are you saying?”
Ray – “I'm saying, ‘What's in it for me’?"
                      Kevin Costner – “Field of Dreams”
What’s actually in it for the business?


 Increase profit through decreasing waste handling and
  disposal charges, reduced energy and water bills, more
  effective use of raw materials
 Access to specialist help
 Been “seen to be green” within sector and local community
 Legislative compliance
 Recognised award scheme for successful participation
GBI needs to help SME’s to recognise the advantages,
 and provide the tools to realistically realise them!
Some Current Projects within GBI


 Greenbusiness.ie
 Green Hospitality Award
 Packaging Waste Prevention Project
“Greenbusiness.ie”
“Greenbusiness.ie”

    Focal point of tools and resources
         Waste/Water Audit Tools
         Spreadsheet and link to “Energy Map” (SEI Tool)
         Telephone/e-mail help lines
         Site visit and individual report tailored to individual business
         Legislative guidance in “non-legalese” terms
         Funding summary
         Links/news etc


    Public face and “brand” to GBI
    Operated by SKM Enviros Consulting Ltd
    Entirely confidential!!
What has Been Achieved to Date


 Operational for around 1.5 year
 C. 330 companies using the tools
 C. 60 Resource Efficiency Assessments carried out to date
 C. €1.6m of savings identified (C. €27,000 per business)
 Generally main changes are in how companies do thing,
  main cost is staff re-training
 Not capital expenditure in “big pieces of kit”
What do I need to Do?
Case Study 1

In a food processing factory visited by
greenbusiness staff, it was discovered
that ingredient containers were not
emptied completely on delivery,
leading to a loss of 112.5 tonnes of
ingredient per year.
By improving their working practices to
ensure all ingredients are removed
could potentially save the business
€112,500 per annum with no
investment required.
Case Study 2


A Dairy processor used large
  amounts of water for use in
  cooling during the process.
  This condensate is discharged
  through their on-site effluent
  treatment plant. By making
  some minor engineering
  changes, this water could be
  re-used on site saving around
  €200k p.a.
Green Hospitality Award


 Over 125 hotels, including most chains (c.30% of Irish bedstock)
 Radisson Blu adopted the scheme as its own Environmental
  Standard
 Benefits of project 2009 included: (c. 100 properties)
    C. €1000 per room per year saving to hotels
    30,000,000 kW energy
    €4.8m p.a. in 2009
    >6000 tonnes waste
    312,000 cubic metres of water saved
    7000 tonnes of CO2 saved
 14:1 return on EPA investment
 Now moving into small hospitality businesses
Green Hospitality Programme – Award Winners
      Green Hospitality - Testimonials


“The hotel has been a member of the GHA since 2007. We have reduced waste by c. 25 tonnes
per annum and have reduced energy consumption which saw our costs remain static even whilst
unit prices increased, whilst increasing our business levels.”
Fiona O’Shea - General Manager, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick


“Since joining the Green Hospitality Awards we have reduced our waste going to landfill by 75%,
installed a woodchip Boiler which has reduced our Carbon Emissions as well as reducing our
heating & hot water costs by 50% and have changed over 60% of our bulbs to Low Energy Bulbs,
fitted dispensers in all of our bathrooms for Soap, Shampoo and Shower Gel and changed all of our
shower heads to low flow to reduce our water flow.”
Chris Culleton - Purchasing Manager, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co Wexford


“With the Greening Hospitality Awards it was easier to see where we could cut costs with waste,
water and energy using the benchmark workbook and comparing industry averages. Our waste
costs are down 20% and we were given a contact to locate water leaks which will save us in the
region of €25,000 annually.”
Simon Mooney - Deputy General Manager, Killashee House Hotel and Villa Spa
National Waste Prevention Programme Projects

             Packaging Waste Prevention Programme:

  NWPP Sponsor Repak Awards for Packaging Minimisation
  Outline Programme developed by EPA with Repak
  Programme launched 14 March 2007 Prevent and Save Seminars
  Funding pledged from NWPP and Repak (€200,000 pa)
  Include case studies, training, workshops, research, design awards,
   communication/education projects etc
  They can come and help you reduce your packaging
  www.preventandsave.ie
Case Study 3

Diageo Baileys
Diageo Baileys prevents almost 53 tonnes of cardboard (over 900 trees)
and 378 tonnes of glass (1.2 million glass bottles) every year thanks to
the innovative industrial design of its new bottle introduced in 2004.
Eircom
With broadband sales increasing significantly, eircom investigated ways
to reduce the packaging of its broadband product without reducing its
effectiveness but all to meet the increasing demands for the product. It
prevented a significant 15 tonnes of cardboard reaching the market (over
250 trees) by reducing the amount of cardboard required by 15%. It used
one material instead of two and also reduced the amount of ink used.
What is on offer


 Greenbusiness.ie
    Free, but more required from the business, can be up to €5000 worth
     consultancy support, suit medium, to larger businesses
 Green Hospitality Award
    Paid membership, specifically for larger hotels & contract caterers,
     quite involved, award recognised by Fáilte Ireland
 Packaging Prevention Project
    If packaging a significant issue, can provide detailed help
Summary


 Tools/support provided so businesses can help
  themselves
 Emphasis on profit, payback times and user-
  friendliness
 When it comes to prevention, what’s good for business,
  is good for the environment
 Not a briefcase full of money, more a set of directions
     National Waste Prevention Programme

For More See:
www.nwpp.ie
www.greenbusiness.ie
www.ghaward.ie
www.preventandsave.ie
Thank You


            k.phillips@epa.ie
Green Hospitality Award


 203 members to date, target of 220 for 2010
 138 hotels, including most chains (c.30% of Irish bedstock)
 Radisson Blu adopted the scheme as its own Environmental
  Standard
 27 Contract caterers (including Campbells (Aramark) and
  Sodexho)
    Including Ebay, Dell, Paypal, Bord Gais contract catering
 18 Bed and Breakfasts
 20 others
    Golf clubs, hostels, attractions etc.
Green Hospitality Award


 Benefits of project 2009 included: (c. 100 properties)
    €4.8m savings made my members in 2009
    C. €1000 per room per year saving to hotels
    30,000,000 kW energy
    >6000 tonnes waste
    312,000 cubic metres of water saved
    7000 tonnes of CO2 saved
 14:1 return on EPA investment
 Now moving into smaller hospitality businesses
      Green Hospitality - Testimonials


“The hotel has been a member of the GHA since 2007. We have reduced waste by c. 25 tonnes
per annum and have reduced energy consumption which saw our costs remain static even whilst
unit prices increased, whilst increasing our business levels.”
Fiona O’Shea - General Manager, Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick


“Since joining the Green Hospitality Awards we have reduced our waste going to landfill by 75%,
installed a woodchip Boiler which has reduced our Carbon Emissions as well as reducing our
heating & hot water costs by 50% and have changed over 60% of our bulbs to Low Energy Bulbs,
fitted dispensers in all of our bathrooms for Soap, Shampoo and Shower Gel and changed all of our
shower heads to low flow to reduce our water flow.”
Chris Culleton - Purchasing Manager, Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co Wexford


“With the Greening Hospitality Awards it was easier to see where we could cut costs with waste,
water and energy using the benchmark workbook and comparing industry averages. Our waste
costs are down 20% and we were given a contact to locate water leaks which will save us in the
region of €25,000 annually.”
Simon Mooney - Deputy General Manager, Killashee House Hotel and Villa Spa
Greening Wexford Festival Opera


 Working with WFO to “green” Opera House and supply chain
 Opera House saved over €4000 through Greenbusiness visit
 Opera House joined Green Hospitality Programme
 23 business joined GHA Programme (Hospitality)
 16 Businesses joined €concertive Programme (non-
  hospitality)
 Success due to :-
       Buy in from Festival Opera
       Funding + support from EPA
       Full-time Project Officer + skilled support
       Willingness of businesses to pitch in

								
To top