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Envirowise. Gregor Pennie. What is Envirowise ?. A programme funded by government Free help for all businesses Promotes better environmental practices that reduce business costs. Environment & Energy Helpline. Gateway to Envirowise & Carbon Trust Freephone 0800 585794

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envirowise
Envirowise

Gregor Pennie

what is envirowise
What is Envirowise ?
  • A programme funded by government
    • Free help for all businesses
  • Promotes better environmental practices that reduce business costs
environment energy helpline
Environment & Energy Helpline
  • Gateway to Envirowise & Carbon Trust
  • Freephone 0800 585794
  • Any environmental or energy efficiency question
  • 2 hours free specialist advice
  • Signposting to other sources of information
  • Requests for publications
company visits
Company Visits
  • Counselling & Fast Track Visits- how to get started for SME’s
  • For larger companies – health check and targeted visits
  • Whole day allocation
  • Walk around site
  • Find the data
  • Analysing process and prioritising
  • Follow up research
  • Bullet point Action plan
publications tools
Publications & Tools
  • Good Practice Guides (how to do it)
  • Case Studies
  • Videos & software
where do i begin
Where Do I Begin?
  • Packaging
  • Paper
  • Glass
  • Consumables
  • Energy
  • Water
benchmark 1
Benchmark 1
  • Paper - 7 reams of paper/person/year
  • Waste - 200 kg waste paper/person/year
  • Recycling - 60-70% recycling rate for paper, card, glass, toner, cans
  • Water - 7700 litres (7.7 m3) /person/year
benchmark 2
Benchmark 2
  • Electricity - 33kWh/m2 small office
  • 54kWh/m2 naturally ventilated open plan
  • 128kWh/m2 air conditioned open plan
  • 234 kWh/m2 headquarters
  • Typical practice 2/3 higher electricity use
think packaging
Think Packaging…..?
  • Can packaging be reduced or eliminated?
  • Can the packaging received from suppliers be re-used?
  • Can you use waste from other parts of the business, e.g. shredded paper from office waste, for infill to packaging?
  • Draw a diagram of the packaging cycle and identify areas for re-usable packaging
  • Discuss with your suppliers whetherincoming packaging can bereturned
environmentally friendly packaging should be
Environmentally FriendlyPackaging Should Be:-
  • Adequate to protect the goods and materials supplied, whilst avoiding over packaging
  • Crates, pallets and, if feasible, boxes and cartons should be reused
  • Cushioning and other forms of packaging which are not reusable should be recycled
paper

The total consumption of paper and board in the U.K. in 2000 was 12.9 million tonnes, of which 7.7 million tonnes were imported. 38% of this, around 4.9 million tonnes were subsequently recycled.

Paper
  • For every tonne of paper recycled - savings =
      • 17 trees spared
      • 2000 litres of water saved
      • 4200 KWh less electricity (six months for house)
      • 9 kg of carbon dioxide
glass
Glass
  • It takes around 3000 to 4000 bottles and jars to make 1 tonne of glass
  • After transport and processing 315 kg of CO2 is saved per tonne of glass melted

Recycling two bottles saves enough energy to boil five cups of tea

water keep alert look for
Water Keep Alert – Look for …
  • Leaks
  • Inappropriate use
  • Water savings
  • Tariff
water saving devices practices
Water Saving Devices & Practices
  • Cistern volume adjusters
    • Cistern dam
    • Dual flush
    • Waterless toilets/urinals
water saving devices practices1
Water Saving Devices & Practices
  • Flush control in toilets
water saving devices practices2
Water Saving Devices & Practices
  • Automatic taps
  • Spray taps
university
University
  • This Case Study describes how the University of Glasgow has saved nearly £500,000 in the ten years since beginning a long-term water minimisation campaign.
  • Cumulative water/effluent savings of over 329,700 m3 have been achieved through right sizing meters to reduce fixed charges and reducing water use by domestic applications, science departments and building services.
organise an amnesty day
Why - to raise environmental awareness

Reduces the volumes of unwanted items throughout the facility

At the Scottish Office Victoria Quay the following was collected

Organise An Amnesty Day
  • 775 ring binders
  • 2.4 tonnes waste paper
  • 16 dictaphones
  • 7 telephones
  • 1 Epson printer
  • 4 boxes envelopes
  • 2 boxes acetates
  • 96 desk trays
  • 4 calculators
  • 8 boxes filing pockets
  • 10 toner cartridges
  • 1 monitor and keyboard
  • 6 boxes computer paper
  • 4 reams coloured paper
  • 110 boxes of leaflets / brochures / paper
  • Various stationery items such as staples, elastic bands, etc

These items were then all disposed of correctly – they probably would have been landfilled otherwise

green officiency toolkit 2
Green Officiency Toolkit - 2

\'Take up the Green Officiency Challenge\' to improve the efficiency of your office and profitability of the business

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Environment and Energy Helpline

Freephone 0800 585 794

www.envirowise.gov.uk