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Cleaner Production Policy Implementation. Dr Shane COLGAN Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland www.epa.ie/BeGreen. Resource Efficiency Model. Drivers. Legislation & Policy EU Ireland Savings Green Procurement. D1: Legislation & Policy, EU. Packaging Directive - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Cleaner Production Policy ImplementationDr Shane COLGANEnvironmental Protection Agency, Irelandwww.epa.ie/BeGreen

Resource Efficiency Model

Legislation & PolicyEU Ireland

Savings

Green ProcurementDriversPackaging DirectiveLandfill DirectiveWEEE / Batteries DirectivesWaste Framework Directive

Europe 2020: Smart, Sustainable Growth Resource Efficient Europe7th Environmental Action ProgrammeThematic Strategy on the Prevention/Recycling of Waste

D1: Legislation & Policy, EUWaste 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)

D1: Legislation & Policy, IrelandD2: Savings

Public authorities: ~17% of EU GDP on goods, services and works.EU: 2,000 billion/year, Ireland: 15 billion/yearGPP: Purchase goods, services and works with a reduced environmental impact.Useful tool for driving the market for greener products and services.D3: Green Procurement(Formerly: Cleaner Greener Production Programme)

Direct (partial) funding to companies & organisations

Integrated preventive environmental strategiesfor processes, products and servicesto increase overall efficiencyand reduce environmental impact.Green Enterprise Programme

Green Enterprise ProgrammeBasic concept Prevention is better than Cure

Not End-of-Pipe Treatment

First phase in 2001Seven phases to date90 projects supported

Cleaner ProductionCleaner TechnologiesRaw MaterialsProcessReduce wastes at sourceWastesProcess modificationsEnergyOther processesEnd of Pipe TechnologiesTreat (detoxify)DisposalReuseRecycleCleaner ProductionCleaner TechnologiesRaw MaterialsProcessReduce wastes at sourceWastesProcess modificationsEnergyOther processesEnd of Pipe TechnologiesTreat (detoxify)DisposalReuseRecycleProduction processes: Conserving raw materials and energyEliminating toxic raw materialsReducing emissions and wastes

Services: Improved environmental performance by incorporating environmental concerns into the provision of services. Sectors include financial, transport, retail, education, healthcare etc.Key PillarsProducts: 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.Key PillarsNational Waste Prevention Programme

16.5mSAVINGS1.2mInvestmentNational Waste Prevention Programme

Competitive ApplicationsPeer-reviewFinancial ExaminationEnvironmental Regulation Compliance Check(!)

Steering Groups / Site VisitsNetworking eventsDissemination / sharing of findings

Project set-up and management60,000 per project, ~24 month duration (2013)Max Grant: 75% of the total eligible costs

: Advance + Reimbursement + RetentionDe minimus: Aid must not exceed 200,000 in any three-year period.Financial Arrangements

Consider impact: from design, to process, to end-product, to packaging & transportChange of practice rather than a capital fixInvolvement of staff from senior management to operatorsStrong project co-ordinatorClear objectives, targets and deliverables

What makes a good CP project?Indicators to measure performancei.e. before and afterHighlight cost savingsOwnership and publicityInvolvement of suppliers/customersBenefits to workforce (and community)

What makes a good CP project?Too busyKnowledge / skillsMy business will hardly benefit Creating the marketIdentifying champions/leadersMaintaining momentum / Normalising behavioursIntegrating with other national programmesRESOURCES RESOURCES RESOURCES !

Some ChallengesPlastic Agricultural Products 200+ employeesMonitoring and Measuring:Gas: 8% reduction in consumption by sealing oven doors.Compressed air: saving 14,815kWh/yr (7t CO2 or 2,000)Timers: saving 6,035kWh/yr (3t CO2 or 844)Eco-Design26% less plastic used on new water trough while maintaining same quantityPlastic clips make the new product 100% recyclableLabels are now etched into the productCase Study: JFC Manufacturing

2006: 56 hotels (~10% of Irish hotel room stock)1,113 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill3,000+ tonnes of CO2 output reduced Now: Green Hospitality Programme260 membersWaste to Landfill 80%Water use 30%Energy Consumption 25%Case Study: Greening Irish Hotels

Frozen pizza production 1,100 employeesPackaging: cardboard savings of 921t; supply altered to 100% recycled cardboard; plastic shrink wrap saving of 73t p.a. (or 290t CO2); 123 less truck journeys (or 49t CO2)Bakery optimisation: average loss reduced from 2,092kg per week to 319kg per week (84.7% improvement)Energy: 33% reduction per pizza manufacturedCase Study: Green Isle Foods

69 participants surveyed (2001-2008 awards)

76% of organisations continue to see a benefit, and maintain the projects65% of organisations identified improved competitive advantage90% of organisations would participate in the programme againProgramme Review: Hilliard et al.Programme Review: EPA2008-2012Outcomes24 projects funded(AgriFood, IT, Services...)50+ companies / organisations involved.2.2m EPA grants + participant co-fundingTotal investment of 4.5m.Waste 4,169 t/yrEnergy: 15,039GWh/yrWater: 49,414 m3/yrAnnual savings of approximately 2.9m Improved corporate social responsibility Improved environmental credentialsSignificant reductions in environmental impact can be achieved. Cost savings come too (efficiencies).Challenge is to get organisations involved.

More information: http://url.ie/inl9Case studiesCall documentsAnnual reportsConclusions

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