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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

    Govt3 Programme

  • Focus Areas Sustainable Building Waste minimisation & management Transport Office consumables & equipment Sustainable Procurement

    Govt3 Programme

  • 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

  • Thank you

    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