How going green for business makes ECO-nomic sense | Recycling | Reuse

Real Recycling, Real Savings, Real Environmental Change

Presented by Jerry Dempsey
Tuesday 23rd, March 2010

is Ireland’s leading provider of environmental, waste management and recycling services, offering a range of expert services customised to suit the requirements of all types of businesses from collection, waste minimisation, recovery, recycling consultancy and waste auditing.

NTR’s Strategy Meets Global Challenges

Securing A Greener Future
Climate Change

“ Security of Energy Supply

The macro factors of climate change, resource sustainability and security of energy supply underpin the structural growth opportunities for the NTR Group.

Resource Sustainability

NTR Group Overview

Our Locations

Economic Slowdown
3.4 3.2 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 2007 2008 2009 2.9

Tonnes of Waste generated in Ireland


Change How We Think About Waste

How do we ensure we don’t allow waste to rise is tandem with increased commercial activity as the economy improves?

Captured Gas Produces Electricity

Solid Fuels are Produced

Legal Requirements
Packaging Regulations

Battery Disposal Regulations

Food Waste Regulations

Protect The Future
Key to protecting our future is to focus on: * Real Changes * Real Recycling * Real Savings Focus on waste avoidance. View waste as a resource.

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

Reduce Your Waste Costs
What’s in my bin? €1,000 of your product

Contents of Average Bin Recyclable Recyclable

Reduce Your Waste Costs
How do I stop creating waste?

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reduce Your Waste Costs
Reduce: Stock levels Excessive packaging Portion size Choices Cosmetic quality standards

Reduce Your Waste Costs
Re-Use: Challenge barriers preventing you from reusing items Switch from the disposable to the reusable Switch to materials such as glass which offer infinite re-use What is preventing you from re-using a material?

Reduce Your Waste Costs
Recycle: It is better to recycle than dispose but……. … currently 49% of commercial waste is recycled, however many companies are achieving real recycling rates of up to 80% and 90% What is your recycling number i.e. how much of your waste is being recycled?

How Can You Implement Changes Quickly?
Appoint a champion Review all your waste streams Set achievable goals to improve your waste management Measure progress and celebrate early success Choose some highly visible changes to work practice Borrow ideas from your peers Get your waste management supplier to carry out the bulk of this work with you

Start Small, Change Big

Commercial Case Study
Key Issues identified:
• • • • • Historically low non haz recycling rate 45% Need for more efficient use of raw materials, maximise recycling GS appointed mid 2007. Target 80% recycling by 2008 Invert the WM hierarchy in practice on site Raise awareness - continuous improvement Partnership Approach with GS Audit of site conducted waste re-classification effected GS trialled & sourced new outlets for recycling/composting Biodiesel manufactured / metals & plastics diverted from disposal Chain-of-Custody - Wyeth branded wastes certified recovery Improved Segregation - canteen waste & binless office program

Implemented Solutions:

Recycling rates: 65% at 2007, 89% at 2008, 90% at 2009 2007-2009 cost savings €250K per annum Reduced carbon footprint – 114t CO2 annually 2009 “centre of excellence” within Pfizer Group IBEC Environmental Excellence Award 2009

Higher Competition at a Value Cost – One Happy Client

“Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up where we are going.”
Chinese proverb

Recycled Waste meets Renewable Energy

“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.”
Hippocrates, ca. 400 B.C.

Jerry Dempsey Greenstar Ltd Unit 6, Ballyogan Business Park Sandyford Dublin 18
Tel: 01- 2947900

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