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NSW Government Sustainability Policy Waste Reduction & Purchasing Policy WRAPP REPORTING 2009. Introductions. Darren Bragg Manager Government Programs Yianni Mentis Manager Strategy and Analysis Peter Salier Senior Project Officer Peter Butler Project Officer

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NSW Government Sustainability Policy

Waste Reduction & Purchasing Policy



  • Darren Bragg

Manager Government Programs

  • Yianni Mentis

Manager Strategy and Analysis

  • Peter Salier

Senior Project Officer

  • Peter Butler

Project Officer

  • Venue Details & Emergency Procedures
  • 9:30 - Overview of WRAPP
  • 9:45 - NSW Government Sustainability Policy
  • 10:00 - WRAPP Whole-of-Government Progress
  • 10:30 - WRAPP Guidelines for 2009
  • 11:00 - Discussion & Questions
  • 11.30 - Networking & Refreshments
department of environment climate change
Department of Environment & Climate Change
  • DEC formed in 2003 and became DECC in 2007
  • Responsible for:
    • Sustainable energy, water and waste programs,
    • Environmental protection & regulation,
    • Catchment management,
    • Native vegetation and threatened species,
    • Royal Botanic Gardens,
    • National Parks
  • Sustainability Programs Division (SPD) includes administration of the NSW Government Sustainability Policy and the WRAPP
what is wrapp
What is WRAPP?
  • State government response to waste management
  • NSW government agencies leading by example
  • Requires each agency to develop and implement a WRAPP Action Plan for waste minimisation, recycling and sustainable purchasing.
  • WRAPP now part of the NSW Government Sustainability Policy
  • Was created by Premier’s Memorandum 97/20
  • Applies to all agencies, departments and state owned corporations. Only large agencies (>200 staff) have to provide biennial reports
  • Is a straightforward ‘first step’ in environmental sustainability
  • Empowers agency environmentalists
wrapp requires each agency to
WRAPP requires each agency to:
  • Become a model waste manager
  • Avoid the generation of waste
  • Separate and recover resources for re-use and recycling
  • Purchase recycled content and low-waste products
  • Report on progress biennially to DECC (large agencies only)
target materials for reporting
Target materials for reporting
  • Reduction, recovery and recycling of:
    • Paper
    • Office products (toners and computers)
    • Co-mingled containers (offices and public places)
    • Packaging
    • Vegetation waste
    • Construction and demolition waste
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Target materials for reporting
  • Purchasing recycled content:
    • Paper
    • Office products
    • Landscaping materials
    • Construction materials
  • Purchasing Energy and Water efficient appliances (Budget Dependant Agencies only)
nsw government taking action in its own operations
NSW Government – taking action in its own operations

NSW Government Sustainability Policy

Premier’s Memorandum 2008/28

  • Commitments – announced by former Premier in May 2008
    • NSW Government to be carbon neutral by 2020
    • Sustainability Policy for NSW Government agencies – combining policies for energy, water, waste, purchasing and fleet
  • A minimum of 85% of all copy paper purchased by NSW Government in 2014 to contain recycled content
  • Agencies, from the commencement of the 2008/09 financial year, to specify inclusion of at least one recycled content option as part of each publication quote sought.
nsw sustainability policy
NSW Sustainability Policy
  • Strategies to address office buildings, health facilities, educational facilities, fleet, waste/procurement
  • Energy and water targets
    • Statewide target to return greenhouse emissions from building energy to 2000 levels by 2020
    • Statewide target to reduce potable water by 15% by 2010/11
    • Agencies to continue to purchase 6% GreenPower (except Area Health Services)
    • Purchase 4-star energy and water efficient appliances, where available
    • Meet performance ratings for office buildings
  • Streamlines reporting

More information:

whole of government progress
Whole-of-government progress
  • Large agencies report every two years in a WRAPP report
  • Agencies report progress in Annual Reports (Large agencies annually, small agencies every 3 years)
  • DECC Reports whole of government progress in a Progress Report and a summary in the State of the Environment Report.
recycling of waste paper
Recycling of waste paper
  • The amount of waste paper recovered for recycling has increased from:
    • 7,500 tonnes a year in 2001 to
    • 12,500 tonnes in 2007
toner cartridge computer recycling
Toner cartridge & computer recycling
  • Total number of used toner cartridges fell from 114,000 in 2005 to 107,000 in 2007
  • Total number of computers disposed increased by 50% from 64,000 in 2005 to 96,000 in 2007 while the amount recycled increased from 70 to 92%
recycled content copy paper
Recycled content copy paper
  • The amount of recycled content office paper purchased has remained steady at 45% (44% in 2005)
  • Overall consumption of copy paper has increased by 25% since 2005
recycled content publications toner cartridges
Recycled content publications & toner cartridges
  • Purchases have remained fairly steady since 2001 at around:
  • 1.5 million reams of printing & publications
  • 140,000 toner cartridges
recycled content construction landscaping products
Recycled content construction & landscaping products
  • Most significant purchases of recycled content in 2007 were:
  • 130,000 tonnes of concrete
  • 355,000 tonnes of asphalt
  • 1,300,000 tonnes of fill/VENM
  • 159,000 tonnes of landscaping material
individual agencies
Individual agencies
  • Department of Community ServicesReviewed their WRAPP Plan in 2005 and set up an environmental marketing plan to inform staff.
    • Increased recycled content copy paper purchased from 34% in 2005 - 41% in 2007
    • Increased RC toners from 0 in 2005 - 47% in 2007
    • 55% increase in paper recycled
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Individual agencies
  • Department of Corrective ServicesGlen Innes Correctional Centre
    • Operate a sawmill to employ inmates. Sawmill waste made into composts and mulches and sold.
    • Green waste and shredded paper processed by worm farms; worms and castings sold.
    • Other recyclable products separated and donated to local sheltered workshop.
    • Annual savings of $19,000, sales of $48,000 expected to increase to $150,000 by 2009, diverting 260 tonnes a year from landfill
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Individual agencies
  • Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust Recycling at Live Earth Concert 2007
    • All food and beverage packaging 100% recyclable
    • Communication strategy to staff, contractors and audience
    • 51% of all waste recycled, preventing 5 tonnes of CO2 emissions, saving 149,000 litres of water and saving SCGT over $1000 in disposal costs.
  • More case studies in the 2008 Progress Report
future directions
Future Directions
  • Integration of website into DECC site
  • New guides and directories
  • Government contracts:
    • Waste, recycling and secure destruction
    • Office supplies
  • Integration with other environmental reporting (energy and water and fleet under NSW Government Sustainability Policy)
  • Review of WRAPP
wrapp reporting
WRAPP Reporting
  • Progress against your agency’s WRAPP Plan
  • Key result areas and strategies
  • Data for waste, recycling & purchasing
  • Standardised categories and measurement
  • Total figures over 12 month period (can extrapolate)
  • Include data from contractors
  • Suppliers can assist with data
  • Sign off by department head

Reports due to DECC by 31 August 2009

wrapp guidelines 2009 what s new
WRAPP Guidelines 2009 - What’s New
  • Government Red Tape Review
  • Consistent with 2007 reporting requirements
  • One new reporting category:

- Water and Energy Efficient appliances

  • Target for recycled content copy paper for 2014
  • Requirement of recycled content option for publication quotes (2008/09 onwards)
wrapp 2009 guidelines part a
WRAPP 2009 Guidelines – Part A
  • Department details
  • WRAPP contact
  • Report scope
    • Entities
    • Locations
    • Exceptions
  • Sign off by department head
wrapp guidelines 2009 part b
WRAPP Guidelines 2009 – Part B
  • WRAPP strategies – The Key Result Areas
    • WRAPP in plans and policies
    • Current WRAPP plan
    • WRAPP in purchasing contracts
    • Waste avoidance and recycling
    • Increasing the range of recycled content products purchased
    • Staff awareness
    • Future Actions
national packaging covenant npc
  • NSW government obligations under the NPC detailed in an Action Plan
  • Requirement to report on recycling systems in public places managed by the NSW government
  • Systems in place, number of bins, tonnes if known
public place recycling
  • Any place that the public is entitled to use and is open to the public. Examples relevant to WRAPP include:
    • national parks
    • historic houses
    • railway stations
    • sporting venues.
  • Also included are agencies with:
    • substantial lands (e.g. Catchment Authorities),
    • high visitation public buildings (e.g. Museum & Art Gallery) and
    • places that involve use by large numbers of people (e.g. Opera House).
  • Does not include customer areas, office reception, foyers and the like.
wrapp guidelines 2009 part c
WRAPP Guidelines 2009 – Part C
  • Waste & Recycling Data
    • Paper, Co-mingled Containers and Office Products
    • Vegetation, Construction & Demolition Materials
collecting waste data
Collecting Waste Data
  • Waste Generated – The total (combined amount) sent to landfill and the amount recycled
  • Waste Recycled – the total amount re-used (e.g. computers donated to community groups) and recycled (e.g. paper to VISY)
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Collecting Waste Data
  • Waste Audit – highly accurate for set period of time; provides generated and recycled figures; extrapolate for 12 months
  • Waste Assessment/ Visual Inspection – short period of time; gives indication of amount generated; amount recycled based on collection (No. of bins, VISY data); contamination; extrapolate for 12 months
wrapp guidelines 2009
WRAPP Guidelines 2009

Guidelines p15

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WRAPP Guidelines 2009

Guidelines p16

wrapp guidelines 2009 part d
WRAPP Guidelines 2009 – Part D
  • Purchasing data
    • Paper and Office Products
    • Landscaping and Construction Materials
    • Energy and Water Efficient Appliances
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WRAPP Guidelines 2009

Guidelines p17

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WRAPP Guidelines 2009

Guidelines p18

purchasing appliances
Purchasing - Appliances
  • Under the NSW Government Sustainability Policy, Budget Dependant agencies are required to purchase Energy and Water efficient appliances where relevant, available and fit for purpose
  • Other agencies are also encouraged to adopt these principles and complete this section
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WRAPP Guidelines 2009

Guidelines p19

wrapp guidelines 2009 agency checklists
WRAPP Guidelines 2009 – Agency Checklists
  • Highlights the importance of good data
  • Ensure data from contractors is included
  • Improving data collection systems
  • Ensures completion of report
  • Sign off
wrapp reporting format
WRAPP Reporting Format
  • Provide data in tables
  • Strategies/Key Result Areas:
    • at minimum - check boxes,
    • great if you can provide more
  • Provide information on special initiatives:
    • good news stories, case studies
    • updates to Plans
wrapp report 2009 summary
WRAPP Report 2009Summary

Key Actions

  • Review progress against your WRAPP plan
  • Conduct a waste audit or assessment
  • Collect purchasing and waste data
  • Identify potential case studies
continuous improvement



Continuous improvement




Continuous improvement
feedback and reporting progress
Feedback and Reporting Progress
  • Sustainability report
  • Annual report
  • Staff newsletters
  • Intranet and internet
  • Briefings to Minister
decc reporting
DECC Reporting
  • Whole of Government Progress Report
    • Minister
    • Advice to CEOs
  • State of the Environment Report
  • Support to agencies
wrapp progress report 2009
WRAPP Progress Report 2009

Send WRAPP reports to:

Mr Bernard Carlon

Divisional Director

Sustainability Programs Division

Department of Environment and Climate Change

PO Box 644

Parramatta NSW 2124

Reports due to DECC by 31 August 2009

ongoing support
Ongoing Support
  • Peter Butler - Tel: 02 4221 6903
  • Peter Salier - Tel: 02 8837 6036
  • Darren Bragg – Tel: 02 8837 6020
  • Email:
  • Website: