Govt 3 Waste Minimisation Update Natasha Lewis WasteMinz, Nov ‘08.
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Govt3 Waste Minimisation UpdateNatasha Lewis WasteMinz, Nov 08
OverviewGovt3 ProgrammeGovt3 Waste MinimisationGovt3 ReportingGovt3 Moving Forward
Govt3 Programme BackgroundCommenced 2003 as voluntary programme;Cabinet mandated core Government Departments in 2005;Today, 58 member organisations.Leading Government Sustainability
How is it done?
Practical action walking the talkPartnership approachAbility to influence public and private sectorsEstablished interface between policy and deliveryLearning by sharing
Focus Areas Sustainable Building Waste minimisation & management Transport Office consumables & equipment Sustainable Procurement
Govt3 Waste MinimisationHow does it work?Waste minimisation and recycling modelSome success storiesKey factors for success
How does it work?Workshops, case studies and resources;Hands on assistance;Promote Govt3 Waste Minimisation and Recycling Model;Opportunities for networking and shared experiences.
Waste Minimisation and Recycling ModelBaseline waste auditsImplementation of recycling system (co-mingle, card, paper, organic waste, toner cartridges, batteries etc);Ongoing waste audits and regular reporting;Staff engagement;Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Some success storiesDepartment of Conservation31.37kg/FTE/year (06) 5.25kg (07)MORST73.78kg/FTE/year (05) < 5kg (08) MfE32kg/FTE/year (03) 6kg (08)IRD 45.25kg/FTE/year (06) 18.6kg (08)
Key factors for SuccessRemoving organic material from waste streamReducing paper use (electronic filing, double siding etc)Reusable productsSustainable options for consumables
All rely on staff behaviour change!
Sustainable ConsumptionReduced Resource Consumption EfficiencyRethinkReduceReuseRecycleDisposal
Its more than just minimising operational waste
Construction and Demolition WasteProcurement
Govt3 ReportingAction PlanAnnual Report-backSigned by CEOIncludes measures for waste, energy, procurement, transport and office consumables.Results reported to CabinetGovt3 Awards
Govt3 Moving ForwardBalancing of 1:1 and 1:many relationshipsEffective leveraging of Govt3 Networks knowledge and experience via tools, guides and case studiesFocus on behaviour change Focus on leadership and building capacity
The '3 in Govt3 stands for the 'three pillars of sustainability environmental, social, and economic
Still GrowingLink to supply chain/procurementThese are top 5 areas in relation to government procurement and effects on the environment.
Progress on these five areas will give agencies the biggest bang for their buck
The momentum of Govt3 has accelerated over the last year. A much larger number of Govt3 agencies are implementing initiatives. We have moved from the awareness phase of Govt3 more into engagement and action phase.C&D Waste Government Agencies are responsible for 30% of all buildings in NZCollaboration with Green Building Council (Green star rating tool);Resource Efficiency in the Building and Related Industries (REBRI) project;Govt3 Sustainable Buildings Toolkit (under development)Some success storiesKumutoto project (Meridian Building)60% diversion of waste during construction$20,000 savedArchives NZ (Head office)60% diversion of waste during construction
Sustainable Procurement in partnership with MEDWorkshops and tools (paper buyers guide)Govt3 agencies expend $6b annually on goods and services.Governed by national procurement guidelinesProcurement Advisory Group project to develop sustainable procurement tools and templatesSustainable clauses in tenders
Some success storiesCabinet mandated 10% recycled paper content last yearNZ Post Recycle Centre