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Michelle Green Project Manager Thursday 1 March 2012. What I s?. SMILE - S aving M oney through I ndustry L inks & E xchanges Free service for business encouraging the sharing and exchanging of resources

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michelle green project manager thursday 1 march 2012
Michelle Green

Project Manager

Thursday 1 March 2012

what i s
What Is?
  • SMILE - Saving Money through Industry Links &

Exchanges

  • Free service for business encouraging the sharing and exchanging of resources
  • “One businesses waste could be another businesses resource or raw material”
funding partnership
Funding Partnership

Nationally

  • Environmental Protection Agency

Cork

  • Cork County & City Enterprise Boards
  • Cork County Council
  • Cork City Council

Limerick/Clare/Kerry

  • Limerick/Clare/Kerry Regional Waste Management Office
  • Clare County Enterprise Board
  • Limerick City & County Enterprise Board
  • Kerry County Enterprise Board

Project Managed by Macroom E

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Aims
  • Save Money –

Waste Costs and Purchasing Costs

  • Divert Waste from Landfill - Enhance the Environment -
  • Identify Economic Opportunity – turning waste into a resource
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How?
  • Networking Events
  • Online exchange facility – www.smileexchange.ie
  • Support team to assist members
benefits to business
Benefits to Business
  • Save Money on Waste Disposal Costs
  • Save Money on Purchasing Raw Material
  • Create Links & Partnerships with other Businesses
  • Divert Waste Destined for Landfill
  • Identify New Business Opportunities
  • Enhance the Image of your Company
how to engage
How to engage?
  • Attend Events
  • Register on www.smileexchange.ie
  • Browse the Resource Database
  • Post Items
  • Upload a Company Profile
  • Join us on LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter for regular updates
  • E-bulletins
examples of resources
Examples of Resources

packaging

scaffolding

scrap thermoplastic

timber offcuts

kitchen equipment

stone

computer monitors

pallets

metal offcuts

shelves

cabinets

foam

waste oil

IT equipment

cardboard

manure

compost

printers

fencing

containers

piping

woodchips

glass

tiles

paper

polystyrene

electronic boards

motor parts

office furniture

windows & doors

background
Background
  • Initial set up of online waste exchange www.wastematchers.com
  • Survey of business members expressed need for support in making matches
  • Research pointed to a successful model called NISP in the UK and Northern Ireland
case studies examples
Case Studies Examples
  • Upcycle – Remake Design

Plastic Bottles to Skipping Ropes

Jam Jars to Light Fittings

case studies examples1
Case Studies Examples
  • Rothar – Community based initiative in Dublin
  • Worn Again - Airline & Train Companies
case studies examples2
Case Studies Examples
  • London Underground& GLASSeco:
  • Johnson's & TerraCycle;
case studies examples3
Case Studies Examples
  • IKEA – Dublin
    • Take back furniture/mattress scheme
    • Make new products out of waste resources
  • Torpey Wood Products, Co. Clare
development of smile resource exchange
Development of SMILE Resource Exchange
  • Pilot in Cork
  • Expansion into Limerick, Clare and Kerry
  • 500 Members and growing
frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Collection & Storage of items
    • SMILE Resource Exchange is an online platform to facilitate matches & provide contact details. We don’t store or collect your items.
  • Is there a charge to use the service?
    • No. The service is free and is supported by the EPA, local authorities and enterprise boards.
  • Are the items free?
    • Mostly. Some items may be offered for below market value.
todays event
Todays Event
  • Business Case Studies
  • International Example
  • Facilitated Networking
  • Informal networking – Stay for lunch!
thank you for your time
Thank you for your time

Michelle Green

Project Manager

SMILE Resource Exchange

Macroom E

Macroom E Environmental Industrial Park,

Bowl Road,

Macroom, Co. Cork

Tel: 026-20520

mgreen@smileexchange.ie

www.smileexchange.ie