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									Environmental Management System:
Office Paper Recycling Initiative




       Alfred T. Townsend, REM, CEA
              Physical Scientist
        TownsendA@rucker.army.mil
The Circle of Life
    RAGS make paper
  PAPER makes money
  MONEY makes banks
   BANKS make loans
  LOANS make beggars
  BEGGARS make RAGS
                Participating
             Organizations/POC’s
DPW Environmental
DPW Project Managers
Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure
ACLC
AFS
Corp of Engineers
RWARU-ARI
A CO MPA
HMCC
DOIM (Remtech Services)
USAR
                  Participating
               Organizations/POC’s
TSC
DEL POL Lab
HHC, 1-210th S1 Shop
HHC, 1-210th S3 Shop
HHC, 1-210th
Physical Fitness Center
Aviation Proponency
RCI Office
ATSCOM
Commissary
NCO Academy
Aviation Technical Library
Arts & Craft Center
Center Library
                   Participating
                Organizations/POC’s
Safety Center (Operations Directorate)
Education Center
DCD
DOTD
DOIM
58th Motor Pool
1st ATB
Classroom Support
Warrant Officer Career Center
A CO/ 1-145th
                  Participating
               Organizations/POC’s
DRM
Mail Room
Legal Assistance Office
DEL (Housing Office)
Aviation Records
EO Office
Transportation
Adjutant General's Office
Legal Office
DCFA Headquarters
DOC
ACS
Warrant Officer Career Center
IRAC
Army Flier
USAAVNC G3
                 Participating
              Organizations/POC’s

DOIM (Remtech Services
Local Union
Aviation Museum
HHC WOC
Text Issue
Central Issue Facility
1st/13th
Air Force
HSB/ATB
USAARL
HSB Lowe AHP
F Company 1st/212th
                  Participating
               Organizations/POC’s

DEL (Computer Warehouse)
Range Division
Fort Rucker Elementary School
Fort Rucker Dependent School
1st 145th
Shell Field
Cairns Field


Flatiron
  Office Paper Recycling Initiative
    Data Month           lbs paper recycled

July 2004                 10880
August 2004               13060
September 2004             7440
October 2004              10500
November 2004              3800
December 2004             10720
January 2005              19440
February 2005             13980
March 2005                16980
April 2005                 7800
Total to Date:          114,600
     Office Paper Recycling In
     Perspective
                                        • For every ton of waste
                                          paper recycled, 3.3
Olympic Size Pool                         cubic yards of landfill
     Approx:                              space is used. (189.09 Y3
 54 yards Length                          saved)
 27 yards width                         • Every ton of recycled
  2 yards deep
                                          office paper saves 380
                                          gallons of oil. (21,774
                           54 Yards       gallons saved)
                                        • The production of a ton
                                          of paper requires 17
                                          trees (974.1 trees saved)
                                          and 7,000 gallons of
                                          water (401,100 gallons
                                          saved).
114,600 lbs Paper           3.32Yards

            Source:http://www.buyrecycled.com/facts.htm
Currently
• Pick-ups 2-3 week intervals
• @ 5 hours to complete entire
  route
Few Minor problems….
• Some capability between
  scheduled pick-ups to empty
  containers – weight of container
  poses problem often
• Not enough containers
• Relocating containers in other
  parts of the building
Major Problem……..


Mixing food items
with paper


               Three times at two different
               locations (entire load had to be
               dumped)

               One organization reported cigarette
               butts/ashes being in the bottom of one
               of the containers
Needs………..
• Manpower
• Vehicle with lift capability

We are currently missing:
• Shredded FUOA/classified
  documents
• Individual organizations that
  hire local shredding companies
Inhabitants of North
America
• Consumes 11,916 sheets of
  paper each (24 reams annually)
• Each ream weighs @ 5 lbs
• Therefore, each consumes @ 120
  lbs
• Computer usage does not seem
  to be slowing the amount of
  paper we use
Considerations
• Consider # people in office
• Set your target based on unique
  everyday usage or
• “Piggyback” on installation
  target
EMS Program Example for
Solid Waste Reduction
• Facility: USAAVNC and Fort Rucker
• Responsible Person: Thomas W.Young
• Start Date: July 1, 2005
• Goal/Objective: Increase amount of Office
  Paper recycled
• Target: Increase amount of office paper
  recycled by 5% normalized to flying hours
  by the end of CY 06.
• Strategy: Increased office paper waste
  reduction by applying recycling techniques
Actions to Achieve Objectives and
Targets

• Determine current CY 2005
  amounts that are being
  recycled.
• Conduct polling of EIT members
  regarding recycling participation
• Evaluate (by poll) whether or not
  the current program is working
  for all participants.
Metrics
• Pounds of Paper recycled in CY
  06 normalized to flying hours.



• Low Risk project!!
Project Schedule
       Activity             Responsible Party
• Determine current CY      • ????
  2005 amounts that are
  being recycled.
• Conduct polling of EIT
  members regarding
                            • ??????
  recycling participation
• Evaluate (by poll)
  whether or not the        • ???????
  current program is
  working for all
  participants.
Remember:
• Goals are useless unless there is an
  underlying program set to achieve
  them (No point in setting goals that
  are not achievable).
• The EMS will be judged ultimately by
  management (internally) and
  auditor/public/stakeholders
  (externally) by its ability to achieve
  its stated objectives and targets.
Remember:
• Establish specific and measurable
  documented objectives and targets
  that addresses significant
  environmental issues.
• The EMS will be used by
  management to assess the
  organizations environmental
  performance.
How will your
organization contribute
to the stated installation
goals?

								
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