I i How to Reduce Waste and Save Money: Case Studies from the Private Sector Prepared 4 by: "JJersey Department of Envi"mM Protection and Energy Division of Solid Waste Managexnent Office of Recycling bnd Planning I Bureau of sourcC Reduction and Market Development Jim Flor;~ Governor July 1992 RinladonRacydol~ Scott Weiner Commissioner . d HOW To REDUCE WASTE AND SAVE MONEY: CASE STUDIES FROM TWE P W A m S E e r o R . Printed an Recycied Paper . . 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 r 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. . . :! . The studies are organized alphabetically and provide the following information for each company: 0 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 . . 1 . 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 2. 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 3. 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 . No axts associated with p". R e d u d p u l r h a of rtrtionry and copier paper, S 5. I ~ ~ h a n i t O ~ . exact 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. 1 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. 7. 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 ”P Quantity Rcrvcled costs (5) ”splint w h i t e waste. vpeu) w e 15,000 wim: 390 tons 1.m .500 TOTAL ZsjJoO 2 (WYW 68250 Asbury Park p. 3 PROCUREMENT OFPRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 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 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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. -tion As put of thcat new prqplma the Aabury Puk Ress will dorrlop an employee awamms campaign to [email protected] . . 3 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 I. 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 e (envimmentai mug p q " , 3. I s u 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. 4 r &tend Paper s)urntitv h w uer wnthl Cormgated 790 105 Aluminum cans GlaSS Scap metal NA NA NA Food waste 5 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. 1. . . 5 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 .-WK / 6 Bcllwle p. 2 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 uLzz!2 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 , -Due - Updated to inmrponte rcblvitia implanmred as d May 1992 7 annual total - 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. P SOd- - 8 - 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. I 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 ’ Cuiddincs, which are consistent with the corporate environmental pmtection p q ” . 9 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 - 21.30 2.10 19.90 1.a0 0.40 a20 231) 4 businesses [email protected] fadlitla. . . 10 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 . 11 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 - 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", . * c ~ m p ~ ( a p p put r ~ into r v 0 & 8 d - t and d. r t d l r r a p t r d e a n d sdd. 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 12 Ford p. 2 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%?. 13 - 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. - - CONTACT: GPUSC Mike Nalewaa, and JCP&L R.B. Smith - - NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES GPUSC 300 to 350 and JCP&L 3202 PRODUCT/SERVICE: Electric utility company. SOURCE REDUClTON A m GPUSC: 1. 2. 3. 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). m!&L 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 - SAVINGS FROM SOURCE REDUCnON . 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 . GPUSG: Paper, cudborrd, m p a p e r , aluminum and glass. (Quantities not specified.) Paper, glrss, aluminum, wood pallets and ardbarrd. 14 GPUSC and J n & L p. 2 SAVINGS PROM RECYCLING All New lnscv Pscilitis: Tonnape limine Fee Avoided Cost - 113.4 2W.P S105/ton 1988 (lan.-Dec.) 1989 (Jan.-Dec.) 1990 aan.-Sep.) Year I987 ( A u g . - k . ) ** 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 co RECY If available and competitive, rreycled g c d s am purehared. a : 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 . 15 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 - 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 C k . Estimated nvingr in hndflll fcg. due to m i d volume and -in& 16 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 17 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: - 70% cardboard 10% plastic 6% Office 14% miscellaneous Packaging engineem M mealrhing the typs of pmdud pachging and tnnsportation packaging for waste duction. - 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. - . Vestibule "u.ytr ate made fmn reqded tim, adwxthing h l u s and catalog pages are on papa. . 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. 18 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 - 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. 21 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. - 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 $129,600 in 1991. PROCUREMENT OF PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED CONTENT Recycled content in business letterhead, envelopes, foldem, wdting pads, past-it notes, pmdaflex files, pencils, paper towels, laser toner cartridges,folding cartons,oomrgrted boxes, company publications and display boxes. PLANS FOR FUWRE REDUCI'ION AND RECYCUNG PROCRAMtj - Additional soum reduction initiatives 1. Two sided copying policies. 2. Limited copy distribution. Wamer-Lambert's Novm ProductsDivision.famed in Januuy1990, haa dcvelopd a family ofSpccuty p o l y " that am dccomposlbk when dispmd of pmpdy Ina Mdogially active environment. Fuhtrc pkns include the use of Novon in food and other types of [email protected] . . 24 APPENDIX . DEPARTMEHT OF EWVIRO-AL PROT$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: - 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: . 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. T . .
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