Bejer-Lockheed Martin Waste Minimization

Waste Minimization and Resource
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics- Marietta
Ashley Bejger, Environmental Engineer
86 South Cobb Drive
Mail Zone: 0446
Marietta, Georgia 30063-0446
[email protected]
Who Are We?
• Over 8,000 employees on site.
• 900 acres and over 200 buildings.
• Home to the C-130J Super Hercules and
the F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter.
• Responsible for avionics and
modernization programs for the C-5
Galaxy and P-3 Orion.
• Building F-35 center wing box.
The Path to Excellence
• Our strategic direction has evolved to focus on protecting people,
places (the environment), and products.
– Go Green aligns with our Corporate Values:
• Do What’s Right
• Respect Others
• Perform with Excellence
– Integrating ESH into every aspect of our business will enable the
Corporation to sustain its processes and operations.
• Our individual and enterprise activities are making a difference.
Our Goals
• 2011 absolute reduction targets for Marietta:
– Reduce waste to landfill by 2.5%
– Reduce water usage by 6.5%
– Increase carbon emissions by 0%
• 2012 LM absolute reduction targets
– Reduce carbon emissions by 25%
– Reduce waste to landfill by 25%
– Reduce water usage by 25%
Lockheed Martin’s goal is to eliminate
adverse environmental impact from its operations.
NOTE: All reductions are against the 2007 baseline and are not indexed to sales.
Water Reduction Projects
• Wind tunnel project commissioned in
– Water basin extension increases
water capture and recycling during
cooling process.
• Reverse osmosis system commissioned
in 2004.
– System will save more than 200,000
gallons of water per day.
– Water used in boilers, cooling
towers, and other non-potable
• Boiler plate language in documents for
new construction and renovation that
restrooms will use low flow toilets,
waterless urinals, and low flow sinks.
Carbon Reduction Projects
• 6 phases to be completed by 2012.
– 1,900 20k hour yellow 1000
watt lamps being replaced with
100,000 hour white lighting 600
watt lamps.
– Eliminates hazardous waste
– New lighting fixtures use 40%
less energy.
• Hybrid and electric vehicles used
throughout facility to travel
between North and South
campuses and in buildings.
* New lights.
* Old lights.
Waste to Landfill Reduction Projects
• Single stream/commingled
– Process allows users to place all
recyclable materials into one
container without sorting.
• Flyers, emails, and one on one
communications used to educate
• Composting programs are also
– Food composting began in April
– Paper towel composting will be
implemented in fall.
Acceptable Materials
Plastic bags, all varieties.
Plastics, #1-7.
Shredded paper (place in bag)
Frozen food boxes.
Paperback and hardback books.
Cardboard (FLATTEN!).
Paper bags and paperboard.
Paper milk/juice cartons (do not
• Metal/steel lids and bottlecaps.
• Phonebooks/newspapers/inserts.
• Aluminum, includes cans, clean
foil, and pie pans.
• Tin cans.
• Glass bottles and jars.
• Office paper, including colored
• Magazines/brochures/catalogs.
• File folders.
• Blueprints.
• Opened/junk mail and cards.
• Paper egg cartons.
Hazardous Material Recycling Program
• Managed by Hazardous Waste Operations.
– Expired material reuse: paints & sealants
used for training. Sealants donated to
Marietta Aviation Museum to repair
– Donated 30,000 lbs of lime and 8,000 lbs
of defoamer to Chattanooga’s Waste
Water Treatment Facility.
– Poly-drums cleaned on site and given to
– 4,000 pounds of plaster donated to Boy
– Steel drums used onsite until no longer
meet specs, after which they are crushed
and recycled.
Hazardous Material Recycling Program
• Materials used in F-22 coatings
contain heavy metals, such as
silver, which present a risk to the
environment and human health.
– Marietta began selling these
waste materials as a silver
bearing commodity rather
than disposing of the material
as a waste.
– Recycling the silver has
eliminated disposal costs and
potential Resource
Conservation and Recovery
Act (RCRA) liability.
Reusable Shipping Containers
• Third party logistics company receives parts and loads kits into
Lockheed Martin supplied reusable containers.
• Reduces wood and dunnage to landfills.
• Corporate has provided funding as green pilot program.
• F-35 is utilizing reusable, collapsible shipping containers.
– A program has been developed to determine what other areas
this type of shipping method would be appropriate for.
• Aramark:
– Purchased vending machine lighting upgrades and
motion detectors.
– Coca-Cola vending machine temperature
• Air Force:
– AF funded study completed on impact of centralized
recycling facility.
• Material Operations and Facilities:
– Utilizing waste to energy disposal for waste waster
treatment sludge.
• More than 750,000 pounds of material has
been sent to WTE facilities.
• IS&T Green Working Group:
– Partner with HP and Dell on 6-pack laptop packages.
• Sub-Assembly Sites:
– Meridian, MS and Clarksburg, WV send recyclables
to Marietta.
Employee Commute Options
• Working with The Clean Air Campaign to increase use of alternative
commute options.
• The Clean Air Campaign runs the “Log Your Commute” website and
continually recognizes employees as “Clean Air Champions”- those
commuting at benchmark levels, starting at 25,000 pounds of air
pollution reduced.
• Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has created the “Share-A-Ride” webpage
which allows employees to advertise and join car and vanpools
Stewardship Activities
• Sponsor quarterly Adopt-A-Mile
road clean-up activities.
• Sponsor booths in Keep Cobb
Beautiful’s (KCB) Earth Fair for
area educators.
• Donate binders and office
supplies to Cobb County Teacher
Supply Storehouse.
• Organize yearly community
service activities for Earth Day.
– Lockheed Elementary School
butterfly garden and remulching project.
Greening E-SAFTE
• E-SAFTE Teams (Environmental and Safety Actions for
Team Excellence) are employee run teams that put
safety and environmental issues back into employees’
• Environmental actions were added to the Marietta ESAFTE Team program in October of 2008.
• Teams liked the idea of having the ability to submit
more ideas and get more points.
• Communication between employees on the floor and
ESH has greatly improved.
E-SAFTE Team Presentation:
Vanishing Act
• Stock material for cutting out parts
was not long enough to maximize
use of the material.
• Team discussed issues with MRB
Engineers and the vender to add 1”
to the sheet stock.
– Employees can now cut 3
templates out of material verses
2, and reduce the amount of
waste produced.
Recycling Buildings
• First employee recycling center placed in 2008.
• Second recycling drop-off location for employees built in May 2011.
– Built from recyclable materials from throughout the facility.
On-site Activities
• Resource Resolution: done at the
beginning of every year to remind
and encourage employees to “go
• America Recycles Day: held recycled
material sculpture contest.
• Earth Day: participated in events on
site and at DARB. Vendors brought in
to showcase ways to “green” at
home and work.
• October 23, 2010: held HHW
collection event for employees on
– HHW Event
Ashley Bejger, Environmental Engineer
86 South Cobb Drive
Mail Zone: 0446
Marietta, Georgia 30063-0446
[email protected]
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