Dr Shane COLGAN Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland www.epa.ie/BeGreen

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Dr Shane COLGAN Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland www.epa.ie/BeGreen </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> DriversProgrammeExecution Outcomes Implementation Policy </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Legislation &amp; Policy EU Ireland Savings Green Procurement </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Packaging Directive Landfill Directive WEEE / Batteries Directives Waste Framework Directive Europe 2020: Smart, Sustainable Growth Resource Efficient Europe 7 th Environmental Action Programme Thematic Strategy on the Prevention/Recycling of Waste </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Waste Management Act (Waste Framework Directive) A Resource Opportunity: Waste Management Policy in Ireland (Environment Ministry) Delivering our Green Potential (Enterprise/Industry Ministry) Food Harvest 2020 (Agriculture Ministry) </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Public authorities: ~17% of EU GDP on goods, services and works. EU: 2,000 billion/year, Ireland: 15 billion/year GPP: Purchase goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact. Useful tool for driving the market for greener products and services. </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> DriversProgrammeExecution Outcomes Implementation Policy </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> (Formerly: Cleaner Greener Production Programme) Direct (partial) funding to companies &amp; organisations Integrated preventive environmental strategies for processes, products and services to increase overall efficiency and reduce environmental impact. </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Basic concept Prevention is better than Cure Not End-of-Pipe Treatment First phase in 2001 Seven phases to date 90 projects supported </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Cleaner Technologies Raw Materials Process Reduce wastes at source Wastes Process modifications Energy Other processes End of Pipe Technologies Treat (detoxify) Disposal ReuseRecycle </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Cleaner Technologies Raw Materials Process Reduce wastes at source Wastes Process modifications Energy Other processes End of Pipe Technologies Treat (detoxify) Disposal ReuseRecycle </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Production processes: Conserving raw materials and energy Eliminating toxic raw materials Reducing emissions and wastes Services: Improved environmental performance by incorporating environmental concerns into the provision of services. Sectors include financial, transport, retail, education, healthcare etc. </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Products: Reducing negative impacts along product life cycle. From raw material extraction disposal. Eco-Design: Developing new products with reduced environmental impact on a life cycle basis. Also: Improved recyclability, ease of repair and re- use, and improved durability. </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> 16.5m SAVINGS 1.2m Investment National Waste Prevention Programme </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> DriversProgrammeExecution Outcomes Implementation Policy </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Competitive Applications Peer-review Financial Examination Environmental Regulation Compliance Check(!) Steering Groups / Site Visits Networking events Dissemination / sharing of findings </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> 60,000 per project, ~24 month duration (2013) Max Grant: 75% of the total eligible costs : Advance + Reimbursement + Retention De minimus: Aid must not exceed 200,000 in any three-year period. </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Consider impact: from design, to process, to end-product, to packaging &amp; transport Change of practice rather than a capital fix Involvement of staff from senior management to operators Strong project co-ordinator Clear objectives, targets and deliverables </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Indicators to measure performance i.e. before and after Highlight cost savings Ownership and publicity Involvement of suppliers/customers Benefits to workforce (and community) </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Too busy Knowledge / skills My business will hardly benefit Creating the market Identifying champions/leaders Maintaining momentum / Normalising behaviours Integrating with other national programmes RESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES ! </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> DriversProgrammeExecution Outcomes Implementation Policy </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Plastic Agricultural Products 200+ employees Monitoring and Measuring: Gas: 8% reduction in consumption by sealing oven doors. Compressed air: saving 14,815kWh/yr (7t CO 2 or 2,000) Timers: saving 6,035kWh/yr (3t CO 2 or 844) Eco-Design 26% less plastic used on new water trough while maintaining same quantity Plastic clips make the new product 100% recyclable Labels are now etched into the product </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> 2006: 56 hotels (~10% of Irish hotel room stock) 1,113 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill 3,000+ tonnes of CO 2 output reduced Now: Green Hospitality Programme 260 members Waste to Landfill 80% Water use 30% Energy Consumption 25% </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Frozen pizza production 1,100 employees Packaging: cardboard savings of 921t; supply altered to 100% recycled cardboard; plastic shrink wrap saving of 73t p.a. (or 290t CO 2 ); 123 less truck journeys (or 49t CO 2 ) Bakery optimisation: average loss reduced from 2,092kg per week to 319kg per week (84.7% improvement) Energy: 33% reduction per pizza manufactured </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> 69 participants surveyed (2001-2008 awards) 76% of organisations continue to see a benefit, and maintain the projects 65% of organisations identified improved competitive advantage 90% of organisations would participate in the programme again </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> 2008-2012Outcomes 24 projects funded (AgriFood, IT, Services...) 50+ companies / organisations involved. 2.2m EPA grants + participant co-funding Total investment of 4.5m. Waste 4,169 t/yr Energy: 15,039GWh/yr Water: 49,414 m 3 /yr Annual savings of approximately 2.9m Improved corporate social responsibility Improved environmental credentials </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Significant reductions in environmental impact can be achieved. Cost savings come too (efficiencies). Challenge is to get organisations involved. More information: http://url.ie/inl9 Case studies Call documents Annual reports </li> </ul>