Use of 5R Concept Partnership With Suppliers

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Zero Waste Employee
“Total Participation” Training
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director
Earth Resource Foundation
www.earthresource.org
Copywrite – Trademark 2009
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
= Zero Waste
GOING BEYOND RECYCLING
The Zero Waste Economy
Designing a Full-Cycle system – Upstream and Downstream
Expand City Outreach &
Technical Assistance
and Lead by Example
Provide Incentives Before Ban or Mandate
Eliminate Waste by
Designing Out of
Products and
Processes
Jobs from
Design &
Discards
Foster
Sustainable and
Green
Businesses
Resource Recovery Park
Retailers Take Back
Difficult to Recycle
Materials
Producer Responsibility
Empowered Consumer
© Copyright Eco-Cycle, 2004 with text modifications by permission.
www.ecocycle.org/zerowaste/zwsystem
Ricoh’s “Recipe for Success”
•Objectives
•Leadership
•Benchmarking
•Organization
•Project plan
•Training & Promotion
•Use of 5R Concept
•Verification
•Continuous
Improvement
= Total Participation
Recipe for Success 7: Use of 5R Concept
Waste Profiling
Identify Waste
Recipe for Success 7: Use of 5R Concept
Partnership With Suppliers
Green Procurement
RESPECT
REDESIGN
REFUSE
REDUCE
RETURN
REUSE
RECYCLE
Reduce total cost within Supply Chain
Zero Waste Businesses are
Leading the Way (>90% Waste
Diversion)
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Anheuser-Busch, Fairfield, CA
Apple Computer, Elk Grove, CA
Del Mar Fairgrounds*
Epson (OR)
Fetzer Vineyards*
Frankie’s Bohemian Café, SF
Greens Restaurant, SF
Hewlett-Packard, Roseville, CA*
Kean Coffee*
NUMMI, Fremont, CA
Pillsbury
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Point Loma University*
Ricoh Electronics, Inc*
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Scoma’s Restaurant, SF
Sierra Nevada Brewery
Strauss Family Farms*
Toyota*
Vons-Safeway*
Xerox Corp
Yost Printer, Monrovia, CA
* Presented at ERF Zero in on Zero Waste Business Conference
Source: www.grrn.org
5R – Reduce Activity
Supported by our Suppliers & Customers
Packaging Optimization- Joint Effort
Chemical came in
many small cans…
…now in drums
=
Reduction of:
 Labor time for switching cans and
cleaning leftover chemicals
 Water usage
 Packaging material cost
6 individual cases were
put into a master carton…
…no more
master carton
=
Reduction of:
 Packaging cost
 Packaging time
 Freight cost
REDUCE
Reduce Unnecessary Packaging Material
The Straus Difference
Healthy Farm & Production Practices
These are other practices of ours, though they are not necessarily
required by organic regulations we have always operated this way
Pasture-based Feeding
Balanced Diet
Milking 3x A Day (vs. 2x)
Pasteurized, Not Raw
Not Homogenized
Kosher
Returnable Glass & Recyclable Plastic
Habitat for Humanity Services
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Remodeling or Rebuilding
Deconstruction Services
ReStore
There is a better
way!
What can be recycled or donated?
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Hotel Supplies and
Equipment
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Renovation and Remodeling
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all furnishings, accessories and
carpeting
De-construction, building &
plumbing supplies
Outdated amenities, china &
glassware
Linen and Mattresses
Uniforms
Office supplies
Paper
Usage
Reduction
Paper Usage (Cartons)
650
550
450
NSS
10 cartons a month
350
250
Over $2,600 in savings!
150
CBO/MBO
CBO/MBO
Central
Central
50
Toner saved $3,100
HS
-50
HS
FY09
FY10
CBO/MBO
235
225
Central
184
190
HS
21
36.5
NSS
582
459
Truck Trips Reduced
Trash Pickup:
Reduced by 2 times per week
Recycling Pickup:
Increase 1 time every other week
Office Max:
Reduced by 3 times per week
Shredding:
Reduced by two companies (two trucks)
Benchmarking Waste Levels
Orangewood Total Savings
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Reduction of paper and toner =
$
5,700.
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Waste Bills =
$
5,796.
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Shredding Bills =
$
3,560.
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Data Center =
$255,500.
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Re-evaluation of pricing plan =
$ 27,000.
Stephanie Barger, Executive Director
Earth Resource Foundation
www.earthresource.org
[email protected]
949-645-5163
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