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How to Reduce Waste
and Save Money:
Case Studies from
the Private Sector
Prepared
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by:
"JJersey Department of Envi"mM
Protection and Energy
Division of Solid Waste Managexnent
Office of Recycling bnd Planning
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Bureau of sourcC Reduction
and Market Development
Jim Flor;~
Governor
July 1992
RinladonRacydol~
Scott Weiner
Commissioner
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HOW To REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE MONEY:
CASE STUDIES FROM TWE P W A m S E e r o R
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Printed an Recycied Paper
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State of New lersey
Department of Envlronmental Protectlon and h e r s
Officeof the Commissioner
CN 402
Trenton. NJ 08625-0402
Tel. # 609-292-2885
Scort A . Weiner
F a x # 609-980-3962
Commissioner
July 1992
Dear Citizen,
During 2 sum me^ of 1990,a 15 member Emereencv SC d Waste Assessment Task F6rce
(Task Force) was established by Executive Order #8 to k k i recommendations on the future of
solid waste management in New Jersey.In its final assessment, the Task Force recommended
that New Jersey reduce its total waste stream by maximizing source reduction and recycling
programs. Sased on the efforts of the Task Force, New Jersey'scurrent goal is to achieve at least
a 50% recycling rate for the municipal waste stream and at least a 60% recycling rate for the
total waste stream by December 31,1995. The Task Force recommended a number of strategies to
realize these objectives.
In its final report to the Covemor, the Task Force recommended that "all levels of
government must set the example for the citizenry of the State by promoting and implementing
source reduction and recycling programs." The report speahcally recommended that waste
audits and waste reduction plans be required of state government, as well as county and
municipal govenunents. Further,counties were urged to consider adopting a programwhich
would require waste audits and waste reduction plans from industries with more than 500
employees by 1992, from industries with more than 250 employees by 1993 and from industries
with more than 100 employees by 1994.
Executive Order #34,signed by Governor Ron0 on June13,1991, sets the Task Force
reco"datiom in motion by requiringdl state agenaes to pm"waste audits. The
obpcave of the waste audit is to assist state agencies in setting the example for the state in the
area of total waste reduction. It is the department's belief that the goals of the Task Force must
be advanced through a public/private p " t u p . %le it is our hope to set the example for
the state, it is *npapnt to note that a variety of companies have already taken significant
steps towards wl(c rrduction.
in the htl dl990 the Dcprrtment of Env!:ox"
Protection and Energy's Division of
Solid Waste Muugement mailed a source reduction and recycling activities survey to the top
100employers in the State of New l e ~ g rThe
. survey asked companies to identify and describe
their efforts in reducing solid waste through the unplementation of source reductionand
recycling programs. Fifteen case studies of New J e ~ gcompenies
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were developed as a result of
this survey and can be used as examples in the development and expursion of commercial and
institutional solid waste InaMgront practices. These case studies were updated in the Spring
of 1991.
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The studies are organized alphabetically and provide the following information for
each company:
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a omtact person;
the ~ t u r of
e the company's operation;
the number of employees;
source reduction and recycling activities employed;
where available, the associated cost and savings incurred in the implementation of
these activities; and
future efforts.
The department invites additional companies to share their own experiences in
reducing waste by completing the survey found in the appendix. We hope to expand this
publication so that New Jersey companies can exchange their experiences and knowledge.
Efforts to reduce the waste stream will require the exchange of creative solutions which can
only be provided by individuals working together toward a common goal.
The department would like to thank the companies which responded to the survey and
conhibuted to this publication. The department will continue to support future endeavors to
maximize source reduction and recycling initiatives by the private sector.
Sincerelv.
Scott A. Weiner
(hmnisdoner
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Asbury Park Press, Inc.
3601 Highway 66, Box 1550
Nephme,NJ 07754
(908)922-6000
Information as of June 27,1991
CONTACT: Tom Petexsen, Facilities Manager (x 2110)
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:Approximately 1,500 (including part-time)
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Daily and weekly newspapers, radio station (WKXW/WBIJD, Ewins NJ),and TV
station (WKCF,Orlando, FL)
SOURCE REDUCI'ION ACITVITIES AND SAVINGS l u of YSm)
1.
Newsprint roll cores: Switched hwn throwaway axes to =-usable WB. Approximately 43,000
wres are used each year. The =-usable cum am saved, stacked, strapped and shipped back to
the newsprint vendor on a monthly basis.
The annual freight cost of approximately $7,000 is paid by the Asbury Pack Rrss. They d v e
Sl/we, or $43,W/yur, for =turned WICS, for a net savings of approximately S36,OW/year.
: Switched hom throwaway tags to w
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b k rags.
costp arc iKumd other thrn minimal CDSb of collecting and stcning uacd m p
Annual savings fmm reduced purrhase costs and didnationof disposal fees totals rpproJcimatcly
535,Ooo.
No additional
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pol~tvrene
switched to re-,
@asscontrims f
a fioza,yogurt.
One h e axt of $300 for @as conwncrS plus mlnlmol annual cast for d a n i n g of containas
ct thmwaway a m u i " 612per week/W per yar) plus elimination of
Ellmhted p&
disposal costs.
4.
All emproyrrS M at"@ b mrlp twMidcd copies, rmk memos and
documents ntherthnaulra multiple copies m& urad dcfhauc
. bullctlnbavdforgmpL
a"ents
rather thm distdtute mema, and limit distribution ustr to emmtial employes
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No axts associated with p".
R e d u d p u l r h a of rtrtionry and copier paper,
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they are ~ p k t ~ f l l yl d Lrgc muting ~ ~ V C ~ O P M
C S =-used by
simply pulhg blank muting foms on the envelope ha. E m large envelopes mcived in the
mil CII be mVaM b rmtinj~
endopes in this manner.
Minimrl cast urodrtrd with printing Hank muting famr lhar are vvingp fmm the
elimination of dtpaal
rina used envelopes are never thrown out, plus vvings f" never
hving to buy new CMltlOpQ Exact amaants are hud to quantify.
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Asbury Park Press p. 2
6.
wood Odl*
Usd wood pallets am loaded onto a 100 cubic yard tmiler which is storrd and
moved by a rrcycleiwhen full. The Rcydcr reconditions and muses the pallets when possible,
and
any palkts which am unsalvageable.
Now pay appmximately $1500 per month vmus $3500 per month previously. Total savings of
52000 per month or approximately S24,ooO annually.
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Plastic mil& Have begun to use highdensity, re-usable plastic pallets for insert delivetin and
expect to see usage i m r throughout the year. Will reduce the waste stream cMted from
unsalvageable, shndded wood pallets.
Annual savings will be in the range of SlSoo to 2,500.
RECYCUNGACTWITESAM) SAVINGS fu of
Matexi4
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Quantity
Rcrvcled
costs
(5)
”splint
w h i t e waste.
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w e 15,000
wim:
390 tons
1.m
.500
TOTAL
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68250
Asbury Park p. 3
PROCUREMENT OFPRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT
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Newsprint
Pmsbdard data binders
Post-it notes
Hanging file folders
8' roll towels
C-fold towels
Toilet tissue
Facial t i
Laser printer toner cartridges
PLANS FOR FUTURE REDUCIION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS
During the first half of
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1991:
Aluminum Can recycling
officepaper
Computerpaper
SMnk-wriIp' plastic
Rephammt of cafeteria paper cups with musable cups and dillable 'bgo" tumbles.
NOTE:Items 1.2.3 and 4 are d a t e d in ammingled form. ?he new proadure will indude in-house
of these items a d d i m sale to recyder.
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As put of thcat new prqplma the Aabury Puk Ress will dorrlop an employee awamms campaign to
[email protected]
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AT&T
Information as of July 5,1991
131 Momstown Road, Room 8-2237
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908)204.8231
CONTACE Bany F. Dambach
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES Owr 50,OOO located in New J e m y
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Pmvide long distance telephone service and manufacture telecommunications
equipment. AT&Ts New Jersey operations are predominantly office/administrative.
SOURCE REDUCnON AClWlTES
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Paper mduction via use of electmnic mail use of [email protected] laser printer toner carhidges, and
printing two-sided copies.
Use of jumbo mlls of toweling and toilet paper as compared to single sheet dispensers.
china for conferences).
2.
nblewue: Use of n o n d i s ~ b i tableware
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(envimmentai mug p q " ,
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All AT&T 'oms"pmductp' (i.c,telephones and answering
machines primuiry for msidmtial usa) M m w pacrugsd in dl armgated psduging. This
prdugingis 20% sllullcr, lighter and q u i m less space for smge and transportstion. It is d e r
than t
k pmrious padugebeause haem no rigid ap8nded faun inrrts.
4.
The packaging for computer kqboards has been designed. The
ddp.c).i.gingof a conugakd o u t e r ~ g e u ddgid expanded fcrm inaeats. The new
p.dpgr COMistD of a armgated padage and a dau polyvinyl chloride 0 plastic ~ ~for e
the
This W C owcracfs as pmtrdon forthe keys during tmqmtation and a n lata bc used,
~ t d fnnn
y the plclugeonan o"Boirrgb.ds,asa dust -for
the lueybolrd. lhis new design
is 30% d k r , lighter, rcquim k9 space for storage and trmnsportation and is less expensive.
5.
The ATdrT Bcil Lba at the Hdmdel W t y has instituted a dnged note
binder muse prqprm. E m p b p s a n taks wd bindas to medmwal collection points at the
facility, whm they arc cefurbiahed and nude avrihbk for-.
This pmgnm was set up by
volun(rrn who wmrcd to help d u c e the quantity of materid king sent to the landfill. The
bulldingmuu~gvettw\
tovaant space on the building. 7hisprog~mhas saved money
in dbpad aDlb ud in thc purchw of new WldeR and d u d the solid waste being generated
bY&hdHty.
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Paper
s)urntitv h w uer wnthl
Cormgated
790
105
Aluminum cans
GlaSS
Scap metal
NA
NA
NA
Food waste
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SAVINGS FROM RECYCLJNG
Estimate over $15 million will be saved in 1990 in avoided disposal oodts through source reduction and
recycling.
€” to h a c p-s
indude:
2.
Educationamrrnrspngnmr
lnaeasing mounts d recyding rcccpkks to make it EDnvcnknt far dl employees to pmpedy
3.
dis~ofnutrrwa
In-dcpth wubr d y n e s being prfamcd at Ynmy klatiaw to determine wabmscs in any
p m l p ~ and
s to identify oppomuritics for institutingaddltiaul w i n g and duction pmgrams.
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Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore)
Information as of June 3,1991
6 Corporate Place
Piscataway, NJ 08854
(908)699-3959
CONTACT: Ron Hutchinson
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:
8,700
PRODUCT/SERVICE.communications-I&
A waste
composition analysis was performed by Bellcore with the following results
Office paper: 60-7096
comgated: 5-1096
Aluminum/glass: 1-2%
NewspaF. I-2%
SOURCE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AM) SAVINGS
1.
Companywide sale of reusable thermal mugs (70% of the employees use them). Mugs were sold
to employees at cost; employees get 5 ants off each cup of coffee or tea. Savin= estimate:
S30.000/vr
2.
Use of mcharged laser printer toner cartride. An a v e n g 3,OW cattridgcs UI nmv recyded
anndy. O
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4.
All BellcCrr employes have their own "PAPER ONLY' Rcycung can for paper (induding junk mail,
magazines and envelopes with windows).
The following materials a= rrcycled
Materials
QuantiWmDnth
Mixed office paper
cardboard
Glass bottles k aluminum cans
Bi-metal (1 location)
Newspaper
Po'ystyrm
Batteries
S A mCS FROM RECYCLING S i m "p
kickoff (SNeS)
Disposal msts avoided:
Revenue hom paper value:
Savings han [email protected] hscrprinterartridges:
savings hom httny, oil and dvent Ircyding.
$474,13!5
TOTAL savinp as of 4130191:
5717,187
ms,m
s 9l,4a8
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to the m m t additions d bseccu&idp, pdystynme and othcr+bks,
savings is now pmjated to k in the S400,OOO $42!3,000 per yar n w ,
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Updated to inmrponte rcblvitia implanmred as d May 1992
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annual total
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Bristol-Mym Scpibb Company corporate offices
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10154-0037
(212)5464ooo
Infomation as of May 1992
CONTACT: Wayne R. Cadson
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 6,310 (located at 13 fadlities in NJ)
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Manufactum of phannarmticals, nutritional products, medical devices and
consumer p d u c t s .
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has a corporate environmental protection p m g ” which is based on 6
fundamental elements (Based on the wrpontion’s ‘Environment 2Mw): Pollution Prevention Throughout
the M u d Life Cyde” p q ” . ) :
1.
A corporate environmental protection policy which is based on the principles of p d u d lifecycle
management, and commits the cumpany to minimizing the negative environmental impacts of its
activities and products.
2.
Continual program improvement.
3.
Taking full ownaship for annpany actions
4.
Creating a p s s mots e m p l o p environmmtrl rwa-
5.
Open communication with rhuchddeR
6.
and cthk
to fully participate in the lgolution of the envimnmmtal challenges we face as
W n g every
M y , Nbtaully Ud glohlly.
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BristOl-Meym Squibb p. 2
1.
All divisions have recycling p m g ” s .
2.
One division sells p d u c t s to hospitals. Revenue is used by the hospitals to set up their recycling
program. In some instances, the division arranges to cdled the spent pmduct packaging itself.
3.
Reliance on plasticp in packaging which am mom easily rrcyclcd.
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PROCUREMENT OF PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT
P m f m is given, w h m practical, to products which m a t the Envimmentally Sensitive
Packaging
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Cuiddincs, which are consistent with the corporate environmental pmtection p q ” .
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Ewon Research and Engineering
Ewon Company, Intemationd
Exxon Cenkal Seivices
Florham P a 4 NJ 07932 and Annandale, NJ 08801
Infomation as of June 28, 1991
(201) 765-1977
CONTACT: Jim Kline, Stacy Kallfelr, Ed Helm-, Lari Schapiro
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 3,200
PRODUCT/SERVICE:Peholeum mealrh and engineering, adminishation, computer services.
bURCE RFDUCnON ACTIVITIES
1.
Pmvide a 10 cent discount on coffee when mployces bring their own cups.
2.
Selling special 'Environmental' logo coffee mugs Ploacds go to YMCA Envimmental Education
Camp hogram.
3.
U r of techqed laser printer toner camidgcs.
4.
Styroroam peanuts axe rmped in the offia~or d a t e d to 1
5.
Use of two-sided printing and copying shongly promoted by upper management.
6.
Amlerated u s of M e d paper by 0 " l
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21.30
2.10
19.90
1.a0
0.40
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4 businesses
[email protected] fadlitla.
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Exxon p. 2
PROCUREMENT OFPRODUCE WlTH RECYCLED CONTENT
1.
Purchased & picnic tables made f” 100% -led
2.
Switched to towels and toilet tissue with high Rcyded content.
plastic and wood.
PLANS FOR FUTURE REDUCITON AND RECYCLING PROCRAMS
1.
2.
CoUection/mcyding of concrete from construction pmjuts.
Sensitivity training for conhcted pe~onnelto assupe they undmtand and comply with Rcyding
guidelines.
3.
Switch f”brown kraft to white &able
interoffioc envelopg
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Ford Motor Company
Edison Assembly Plant
P.O. Box 3M8
Edison, NJ 08818-3018
information as of June 28, 1991
(908)6325962
CONTACT: Robert Cunan
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 1.550
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Automobile manufacturrr/assembly.
Ford Motor Co. has a company directive dated July 9, 1990 which highlights the implementation of a
waste minimization prcgrdm. It specifically states:
"Packaging design, material handling practices and other aspects d our business that mduce waste
volume and impmve potential for myde or reuse should be pumed, evaluated and implemented."
'The following information is specific to the Edison Assembly Plant. The infmation pmvided indicated
that the following waste materials, in d e r of highest quantity, a= generated at the facility: cardboard
boxes, wooden pallets, scrap metal, office paper, cans,glass, newspapers.
JIECYCLINC-A
h??&fid
titv t m month1
carciborzd
191 tons (actual)
160 tons (est.)
lo00 pounds (est.)
50 pounds (est.)
Wood
officep a p r
Aluminum QM
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Cardboa4 SeBrrgated in the d e p a r t " & and either put into one of 18 b a l m p k d throughout the
plant or bmught sepvsaly in gondolas to the Rubbish Room.
uPlant m t l y invested 5300,OOO in a slued&
sold to a wood rrcyckr.
Metal-
which slucdsd the wood pallets whicham then
B m g h t to a dngk loath, lorded into 20 cu.yd. omhi",
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The p h t amvwted 55 lpltan drums into aluminum a n containers by drilling holes
in the drum awu, pinW thc drumr and labeled them 'Aluminum Cans Only'. To avoid bulk. the plant
bought a S5.000 a n cnuhrr to cunpact the am
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SAVINGS FROM RECYCUNG
Avoided disporl costs fortwo less loads per day ate appmimately $1200 per day or 5300,ooO per year.
PLANS FOR FUTURE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS
Plan to begin recycling plastic in 1991/I%?.
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GPU Service Corporation (GPUSC) corporate offices
100 Interpace Parkway
Parsippany, NJ 07054-1149
(201)263-6433
Information as of June 5,1991
Jersey Centrd Power & Light Company UCP&L)
Madison Avenue at Punch Bowl Road
Momstown, NJ 07960
(201)455-8368
NOTE: GPUSC and JCP&L are subsidiuies of General Public Utilities Corporation.
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CONTACT: GPUSC Mike Nalewaa, and JCP&L R.B. Smith
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NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES GPUSC 300 to 350 and JCP&L 3202
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Electric utility company.
SOURCE REDUClTON A
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GPUSC:
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2.
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4.
Copy d u c t i o n p m g " .
Encourrgr use of chi^ cups and dishes.
Repmts distributed by muting slips and elimination d computer rrport q i e s to intmsted parties
Bulk buying of cafeteria stock, cleaning products and paper goods ( d u c t i o n in packaging).
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Minimiocrrproductlonofrrports
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Reduction of forms by utilizingcomputer end user applications.
Replaced 'Cfold paper towds with dl towds.
Puschased mphoto copy machines with rm%y saving cunhda
6.
Use rrconditicned 55 gallon drums for dispod d aontaminrted rags, dirt etc.
SpdfYmrarMcabkrrrk
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SAVINGS FROM SOURCE REDUCnON
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C a t d "Eduction rppmimatdy match srvingr. Eumpk use of dishes quals water,
LbaaDlte but b off& by dispasabk dish purchase duction and huh dupod cost
avoidance.
m%y
and
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GPUSG: Paper, cudborrd, m p a p e r , aluminum and glass. (Quantities not specified.)
Paper, glrss, aluminum, wood pallets and ardbarrd.
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GPUSC and J n & L p. 2
SAVINGS PROM RECYCLING
All New lnscv Pscilitis:
Tonnape
limine Fee
Avoided Cost
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113.4
2W.P
S105/ton
1988 (lan.-Dec.)
1989 (Jan.-Dec.)
1990 aan.-Sep.)
Year
I987 ( A u g . - k . )
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Revenue
511,901
$110
30,534
24w
1,M)o
204.7-
la5
120
246.1
125
30,762
1,078
908
In 1988 disposed of old m r d s and cardboard.
In 1989 corporate policy resulted in a reduction in the gmcrrtim d various reports.
PROCUR
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If available and competitive, rreycled g c d s am purehared.
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Rcyded versus new makials still weigh in favor of new materid.
However, the cost .factors for
m.Recycled materi.1 is quested on M d s but has not been ampetitive to date. ?lave puldrpsed
mapped truck tim, refycled anti-hreze and hydraulic fluids..
S FOR FUTURE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING p B o c w
GPUSC: Investigate plastic @ i
and miew standards fa using rccyded tissite paper p d u c t r
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H d s Hotel Casino
1725 Brigantine Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ-08401
Information as of May 12,1992
(609)441Jrun
CONTACT: Tom Davis
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 3,500
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PRODUff/SERVICE.Hospitality services Casino Gaming.
SOURCE RR)UCIION ACTIVITIES
Following materials donated or sold to employrrs: boardwalk phnkins floating docks, =*tin&
1.
fumihrre and potted plants (prnulials).
2.
Stymfoam coffee cups have been eliminated in all office ateas, shops and employee cafeteria (total
used per day was estimated at 8,000/9,000). plastic washable cups are in u s for coffee in the
cafeteria and paper for cdd drinks and ice m m .
3.
Equipment is in place for hvo+sidedapying of interoffice omspondorrr.
cardboard
Coin wrappas/mked paper
h P u & papr
cutrage
256.9 (tOM)
lOZ..BL
26.47
606.49
GLaP
128.n
5.00
GrcaSe
Obdete/wan out equipment
Used oil
NA
NA
NA
NA
Auto metal amp
NA
FrrOn
NA
NA
Tucs
Auto batteries
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Estimated nvingr in hndflll fcg. due to m i d volume and -in&
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was $122397 in 1991.
Hoffman-LaRoche,Inc.
340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, NJ 07l16-1199
Information as of November 9, 1990
(201) 235-2593
CONTACT': Samuel C. Wong
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:6,000
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Pharmaceuticals manufactumr.
SOURCE REDUCTION A C n M T I E S AND SAVINGS
1.
Use of ~ h a r g e dlaser printer toner cartridges. Save 53,168.00 per yesr in addition to 5200 avoided
disposal costs.
2.
Use fountain soda instead of canned soda in cafeteria.
RECYCLING A-AND
Materials
SAVINGS
Quantity (per month)
Avaded Dispasal Cosk
35.6 tons
16.6 tom
70 cubic yards
43.3 tons
Q652.00
566.41
2oO0.00
3,916.12
362tons
5.7 tons
2725.00
67.49
21.8 tons
990.00
iz91aoz
TOTAL
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JCPenney-District Office S116
Monna tion as of OEtOber M,1990
P.O. Box 250
Wayne, NJ 07470(201)785-1881
Stores located in: Rockaway, Wayne, Woodbridge, East B N N W ~ C ~Estontown, Toms River, Phillipsburg
and Jersey City.
C O N T A m Greg Cristian
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Retail Department Store
Pecfonned a waste composition analysis in three stom located in Dallas, Texas. The average mix was as
follows:
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70% cardboard
10% plastic
6% Office
14% miscellaneous
Packaging engineem M mealrhing the typs of pmdud pachging and tnnsportation packaging for
waste duction.
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90tons/month
NA
NA
R e d u d number of 40cubic y d ant.iners fmn 4 to 2 per month. Savings oxt varied by location based
on a t of waste &pad.
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Vestibule "u.ytr ate made fmn reqded tim, adwxthing h l u s and catalog pages are on
papa.
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Fmt quarter of 199l plan to d
une fmm pl.dk b.gr to paper b.ga A h inMtrgrting sources of paper
bags with recycled content.
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M e d Lynch & Co., Inc.
Idonnation as of October 15,1990
800 Scudders Mill
- Rd.
k e a 2H
PlaiinSborqNJ 08536
New Jersey Facilities: Plainsboro, Somenet and Piscataway
(609)282-1480
CONTACT: ScDtt VanBuren, Facilities Purehasing
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:2,800 Plainsbom
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PRODUCTISERVICE: Financial institution.
RECYCLINGACTIVlTIESANDSAVINGS
Initiated pilot program in Plainsbotu in May of 1989. Used as a model for the other facilities. Savings
from recycling come f i w n sale of mcyclables (revenue column) and waste disposal cost avbidace (figure
not specified).
Pisataway
TOTAL
.
19
13.78
134.75
16.75
L1$15
673
590
2
7
s
3,030
4.02
141
ai5
489
2556
I27
34.a
1,190
6.45
387
m.or
18.142
MetPath Inc.
One Malcolm Avenue
Teterboro, NJ 07608
Infonnation as of November 5, 1990
(201)393-5669
CONTACT: Michael Garde
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 1,750
PRODUCT/SERVICE:Clinical testing services.
SOURCE REDUCTION ACIlVITIES AND SAVINGS
Chemical scrrm analysis instrumentation upgrade resulted In =gent (taw material) duction d 900liters
per year or 50% of usage prior to upgrade. No d i m c a t s am associated with this duction. As for
savings, the current reagents are 300% more expensive than the previous -gents, thus offsetting the 50%
reduction in reagent volume.
cormgated
HG offia paper
Aluminum cans
few hundred cans
TOTAL
s1
FROCUR1.
2.
3.
4.
46
11
SlS,oOo
7.700
minimal
ZLm
OF PRODUCE I M L p E C Y W CO-
C b slide holders
Recydednewsplint
cormgatedbam
Spd"cartons
20
The Prudential Insurance Companies of America
751 Bmad Street
NewarkNJ Ona
Information as of January 11,1991
(201) 802-9068
CONTACT: Marijane R. Lundt
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 3,000 in Newark and ZS,s,OaO in New Jersey.
PRODUCUSEUVICE Financial Investment and Insurance Sewices
SOURCE REDUCnON A
m
Sale of reusable coffee cupscunvasicn of b a t h ”
roll towels.
tissue products to largrr toilet tissue mlhand smaller
SAVINGS FROM SOURCE REDUCTION
No initial cost savings was incumd; in the case of the cuffee cups it is passed on to the customer. The
roll towel conversion in Newark buildings saves approximately $4,000 per year. The toilet tisue change
is too new to e s h t e . In all of the above Q B C ~laborcostp were .Leo saved.
RECICUNCACZlVITIES
WtCrial Cdleacg
Rudmtisl- Northrm New
white paper
mixed OHicr paper
cardboud
14
p6
27
-
Rudential N w a k only
newsprint
slaap
saap metal
10
4
11.5
TOTAL
392.5
SAVINGS FROM RECYCLING
.
A v d d d diclporl ~ISLBin the Newark buildings am a p p ” t d y
5120,OOO per year. It is estimated that
the yeuiy cot.rdduwc fardl d the Rudmttl buildings in northan Ncw Jcrscy irS900.000.
B a t h ” tissue pducta and paper for publlations. RUdmtLI’s printing plant purchased 2,000,000
pounds of rrcydcd paper for 1991.
Implement toner amidgc and polrstyrmc rrcydlng.
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Wakefern Food Corporation
600 Yo& Street
P.O. Box 506
-Eliubeth,NJ 072070506
l 1991
Information as of ~ p r i I,
(201)527-3300
CONTACT: Michael G.Reilly
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 34,ooO full and part time.
PRODUCT/SERVICE:Food distribution arm of ShopRite Supemarkets.
SOURCE REDUCIION ACCMTIES
Testing the use of recharged laser printer toner cahidges.
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The following recyclables am collected: comrgted, &etch film wmp4 office paper, magazines,
newspaper, cimhs, wood,truck tiires, metal scraps, aluminum cans, waste oil, fish saaw orange rind
waste, fat/and meat waste.
Pq"s UT rlf-adminiskrcd and oxts am!negligibleas compared tothe savings. Waste meration and
disposal costs wm d
d 50%from the pmriousycar.
22
Warner h b e r t
201 Tabor Road .M o m s Plain~,NJ 07950
Information as of May 19, 1992
(201)540-4355
CONTACT Jim Lime and Carolyn Seifried
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 3200
PRODUCT/SERVICE: Limited pharmaceuticals manufacturing pharmaceutical 61consumer product R&D,
and executive and administrative offim.
SOURCE REDUClTON ACIIVITES
Wamer-Lambert has an active [email protected] advisory counal involved in mrce reduction efforts. Specific
examples are identified in a company bmchum entitled 'A Commitment to the Environment." These
include the following:
Redesigned the packaging for Anusol Ointment, Caladryl, Efferdmt, Tucks C m e and Tucks Pads
utilizing recycled paperboard with a post-cunsumer waste content of 20-70%.
*
Source lrduced liquid Medi-Flu by introducing the product without a carton and used a duinkage
film instead. Removed the carton mtircly from Bmadryl Cold Nighttime Formula.
Reduced the thickness of the aluminum fdl fm Effcldmt.
In addition, the capontian hp4 an employee task fora established to eliminate oc d u e rrpocts and
enmurage two sided copies.
Material
office papcr:
High Cade
Mixed
Comlgated
N-svper
Aluminum cu\r
Gh'
Aluminum Fdl
-tity
1989
(tonslyear)
15?M
14)l
492.90
45540
IWU
134.30
u15.m
176.00
119.40
44.m
0.03
3.09
Su)
-
'
1820
020
om
10.05
Plastic
Maals
- iaio
109.10
45.00
TOTAL
578.42
747.2s
647.90
2.95
6.00
Tonnage not available. G L a is sent to M O APlains Recycling Center and [email protected] arc not provided.
Wamer Lambert p. 2
SAVINGS FROM RECYCLING
Savings fmm waste disposal cost avoidance was Sl74.000 in 1989, $177,n,mO in 1990 and $129,600 in 1991.
PROCUREMENT OF PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT
Recycled content in business letterhead, envelopes, foldem, wdting pads, past-it notes, pmdaflex files,
pencils, paper towels, laser toner cartridges,folding cartons,oomrgrted boxes, company publications and
display boxes.
PLANS FOR FUWRE REDUCI'ION AND RECYCUNG PROCRAMtj
-
Additional soum reduction initiatives
1. Two sided copying policies.
2. Limited copy distribution.
Wamer-Lambert's Novm ProductsDivision.famed in Januuy1990, haa dcvelopd a family ofSpccuty
p o l y " that am dccomposlbk when dispmd of pmpdy Ina Mdogially active environment. Fuhtrc
pkns include the use of Novon in food and other types of [email protected]
.
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APPENDIX
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DEPARTMEHT OF EWVIRO-AL
PROT$CTfON AND ENERGY
DIVISION OF SOLID W A S T E MMAGENENT
OFFICE OF RECYCLING AM) PLMNING
EUREAU OF SOURCE REDUCTIOM AM) MARKZT DEVELOPXENT
CN-414
TRENTOW, blJ 08625-0414
SOURCE REDUCTION AND RECYCLIlio ACTIVITIES SURVEY
COMPANY NAME:
ADDRESS :
COUNTY:
CONTACT :
PHONE :
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:
PRODUCT/SERVICE: What product do you make or service do you provide?
INSTITUTIONAG OR COMMERCIAL SECTOR:
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HAS YOUR COMPANY PERFORMED A SOLID W A S T E COMPOSITION ANALYSIS?:
IF YES, WBAT WHERE THE RESULTS?:
ARE SOURCE REDUCTIOU ACTIVITIES EMPLOYED?, IF SO, WHAT?:
COST L SAV-
.
OF SOURCE REDUCTION:
AVOIDED DISPOSAL COSTS:
Source Reduction and Recycling Activities
Survey p.2
RECYCLING
ARE
RECYCLINGACTIVITIES EMPLOYED?:
WHICH RECYCLABLES ARE PRESENTLY BEING RECOVERED? :
IDENTIFY QUANTITY OF RECYCLABLES RECOVERED (BY TYPE/MONTH):
HOW ARE RECYCLABLES MARKETED? :
AVOIDED DISPOSAL COSTS:
IS THE COMPANY PURCHASING PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT?:
IF YES, WHAT?:
PLANS FOR F'UTURE SOURCE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING ACTIVITIES?:
.
ADDITI0NALCO)IQNTS:
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SOLID WA!jTE SOURCE REDUCTION EXAMPLES
HERE ARE SOME BROAD CATEGORIES OF SOURCE REDUCllON TECHNIQUES
Changing inputs to alter the mix of outputs which has to be disposed;
Increased efficiency that results in less need for materials in the first place;
Altering operations to extend the lifetime of equipment;
Minimizing errors in production;
Substituting nondisposable items or products with longer lifetimes for disposable
materials;
Reuse of materials in house.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
SOME GENERAL EXAMPLES OF SOURCE REDUCTION
1.
2.
Purchase materials in bulk quantities.
Invest in products and equipment which are durable, i.e., warranties include service
agreements to maintain life span of product.
Invest in products and equipment which are easily repaired.
Use reusable materials versus disposable materials.
Purchase materials in less packaging, reusable packaging, recyclable packaging or
packaging which contains recycled content.
Purchase materials which contain recycled content
Purchase materials which are recydable.
Use inventory control systems to reduce amount of discarded products.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Pub or Restaurant:
1.
Switch from serving beer in throwaway bottles to serving beer in refillable bottles or on
2.
Switch from disposable cups and plates to reusable china and silverware.
.
Food Market:
1.
2.
Institutea program to encourage mruumers to bring their own shopping bags rather than
using the paper or plastic bags made available by the food market.
Sell productr in refillable conthiiiers.
.
office:
1.
2.
3.
Purchase equipment that is well built and easy to repair.
Reduce officepaper wastes, i.e. copy documents on both sides of paper.
Use reusable china and silverware in employee cafeteria.
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