Wurster Hall Waste Management and Waste Audit Team CHESC 2013

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Eli Perszyk, Hanna Miller, Waste Audit Team, Wurster Hall, 2012 TGIF Grants, http://tgif.berkeley.edu/index.php/funded-projects/grant-cycle/2012-projects/96-wurster-waste

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<ul><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>striving for zero waste </p><p>Eliahu Perszyk Facilities Manager </p><p>Hanna Miller Waste Audit Coordinator </p><p>Waste Audit Team Chika Kondo, Leela McDowell, John Ezaki, Brenly Stapley </p><p> Campus Recycling and Refuse Services </p><p>Wurster Hall Waste Audit and Zero Waste Pilot </p><p>Project </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Wurster Hall = 225,000 square feet </p><p>College of Environmental Design </p><p>Departments of: </p><p>Architecture, </p><p>Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, </p><p>City and Regional Planning, </p><p>CED Library, Fabrication Shop, </p><p>Ceramics Studio, Ramonas Caf, Research Units, faculty and staff offices, instructional space </p><p>7 Design Studios, mostly Architecture, with 24/7 occupancy </p><p>Average daily occupancy of over 1,000 people, mostly students </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Design Studio at the end of the Semester </p><p>Mixed materials: Plastics, cardboard, foamcore, paper, models </p><p>Total Estimated Weight of Materials Cleaned Out: 7,000lbs </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Same Design Studio after clean up </p><p>9 Student working 4 full days to clean 6 Design Studios </p><p>Waste Separation = Lots of Work Hours </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Wurster Hall Sub-Metering- </p><p>The Green Initiative Fund </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Getting to Zero Waste: Waste Audit Team </p><p>The Waste Audit Team </p><p>is funded by a grant </p><p>from The Green </p><p>Initiative Fund. It </p><p>consists of 5 UC </p><p>Berkeley students </p><p>dedicated to </p><p>decreasing the amount </p><p>of waste produced by </p><p>the UC Berkeley </p><p>Campus. </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>The Waste Audit Process </p><p> We collect the landfill </p><p>waste from buildings </p><p>and bring it back to the </p><p>office to sort. </p><p> We sort into six </p><p>categories: Cardboard; </p><p>Mixed Paper; Metal and </p><p>Glass; Landfill; All </p><p>Plastics; and Compost </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Wurster Hall: </p><p>Waste Management and Compost </p><p> Waste Issues </p><p> Food Service waste from Caf </p><p> Materials used for making Design Models </p><p> High 24/7 Occupancy </p><p> Reduced level of Custodial Service since 2009 </p><p> No Weekend Custodial Service </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Old Waste System </p><p>Old Waste Habits are </p><p>hard to break </p><p> Easy to put everything in one place </p><p> Huge Opening </p><p> Had been throughout building, removed over 30 </p><p> Some conflict when they were replaced </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>CED Waste Management Initiatives </p><p> Bottle &amp; Can recycling in Lobbies </p><p> Building compost started in 2010 </p><p> Day Custodian hired; takes out compost waste: </p><p>night custodians currently do not service compost </p><p> Studio Re-Stations built for Design Studios </p><p> Waste Separation in Studio Clean Out </p><p> Collaborated with Campus Recycling and Refuse </p><p>Servicesto develop standard campus waste signage </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Studio Materials Re-Use Stations </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Student Group Initiatives </p><p> Groups such as Compost </p><p>Alliance have helped </p><p>remove trash cans and </p><p>communicate about </p><p>compost </p><p> Student initiated custodial </p><p>poster project being </p><p>continued </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Campus Initiatives and Waste </p><p>Diversion Status Campus Recycling and Refuse Services </p><p>implemented standardized campus signage </p><p> Housing and Dining uses compostable containers, </p><p>provides compost service </p><p> Excellent construction waste diversion </p><p> 2012 Waste Diversion Goal = 75% </p><p> 2012 Waste Diversion Actual = 46% </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p> The Green Initiative Fund Grant </p><p>Wurster Hall Zero Waste Pilot Project </p><p> College of Environmental Design students advocated for </p><p>new building waste containers </p><p> Grant proposal submitted to TGIF for new public area </p><p>waste containers </p><p> TGIF awards grant based upon whole building Zero Waste </p><p>pilot waste containers </p><p> Forms and Surfaces for 5 public lobbies </p><p> (Medium Volume -24 gallon) </p><p> Max-R for 1st Floor Lobby and 7 Design Studios </p><p> (High Volume - 48 Gallon) </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Public Lobby Waste Containers </p><p>Old System </p><p>New System (12/2012) </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Design Studio Waste Containers Old System </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>New System (5/2013) </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>New System Objectives: </p><p>Waste Separation &amp; Increased Efficiency </p><p> Consistent Container type, Signage, Color </p><p> Reduced opening makes people separate waste </p><p> Centralized set of containers instead multiple </p><p>containers going down corridor </p><p> Increased waste collection efficiency and ease of </p><p>collection for custodians </p><p> Improved container aesthetic </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p> Audit was of 3 days of waste </p><p> Sorted only from landfill </p><p> 6 major categories </p><p> Waste sorted from two 2yd3 </p><p>dumpsters and </p><p>varying numbers </p><p>and sizes </p><p>of toters. </p><p>Audit Specifics </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>How Big is 2yd3? </p><p>You can fit </p><p>over 80 </p><p>standard </p><p>office waste </p><p>bins in one </p><p>2yd3 </p><p>dumpster </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Pre-Implementation Audit: Breaking Down the Numbers Total Weight (in pounds) </p><p>Category 10/25/2012 10/26/2012 11/6/2012 Totals Percentages </p><p>Cardboard 1 11 14 26 2% </p><p>Metal and Glass 19 18 27 64 4% </p><p>Mixed Paper 47 8 78 133 9% </p><p>Landfill 55 25 70 150 10% </p><p>All Plastics 116 83 142 341 23% </p><p>Compost 310 179 300 789 52% </p><p>Totals 548 324 631 1503 100% </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Landfill 10% </p><p>Mixed Paper </p><p>9% Cardboard </p><p>2% </p><p>Compost 52% </p><p>Metal and Glass 4% </p><p>All Plastics 23% </p><p>Wurster Hall Pre-Implementation Audit </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Loose Waste Dumpsters </p><p> Wood Waste </p><p> Cardboard boxes </p><p> Plastic bags </p><p> Food wrappers/ containers </p><p> Food waste </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Common Items in Wurster Waste </p><p>To-go Utensils Plastic clamshell to-go </p><p>containers To-go Coffee Lids </p><p>Food Waste Paper Towels </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p> After the original audit </p><p> was conducted, new </p><p> containers were </p><p>installed throughout the </p><p>building in phases </p><p>The mid-implementation </p><p>audit evaluated changes </p><p>in waste separation and </p><p>diversion </p><p>Mid-Implementation Audit </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p> The audit lasted for three days to correspond with the Pre-Implementation </p><p>audit </p><p> The percentages of compost and plastics found in the landfill have both </p><p>decreased </p><p>Mid-Implementation Audit Results </p><p>Total Weight (in pounds) </p><p>Category 4/23/2013 4/25/2013 5/1/2013 Totals Percentages </p><p>Cardboard 5 5 11 21 2% </p><p>Metal and Glass 9 8 17 34 4% </p><p>Mixed Paper 54 35 7 96 11% </p><p>All Plastics 31.5 34 64 129.5 15% </p><p>Landfill 32 22 87 141 16% </p><p>Compost 123 89 232 444 51% </p><p>Totals 254.5 193 418 865.5 100% </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Cardboard 3% </p><p>Metal and Glass 4% </p><p>Mixed Paper 11% </p><p>All Plastics 15% </p><p>Landfill 16% </p><p>Compost 51% </p><p>Wurster Hall Mid-Implementation Audit </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Mid-Implementation Audit Category Totals Percentages </p><p>Cardboard 21 2% </p><p>Metal and Glass 34 4% </p><p>Mixed Paper 96 11% </p><p>All Plastics 129.5 15% </p><p>Landfill 141 16% </p><p>Compost 444 51% </p><p>Totals 865.5 100% </p><p>Pre-Implementation Audit Category Totals Percentages </p><p>Cardboard 26 2% </p><p>Metal and Glass 64 4% </p><p>Mixed Paper 133 9% </p><p>Landfill 150 10% </p><p>All Plastics 341 23% </p><p>Compost 789 52% </p><p>Totals 1503 100% </p><p> Better Plastic Diversion Less Waste Overall </p><p>Comparing Data </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Areas of Improvement </p><p> Enclose Odor </p><p> Compost &lt; 24 Hours = </p><p>Stinky </p><p> Students in the LAEP </p><p>studio removed the </p><p>compost container and </p><p>covered up the opening. </p><p>We made lids in the Shop. </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Container Aesthetic </p><p> This is the Design School! </p><p> Top of header board does </p><p>not line up with concrete </p><p>wall behind it </p><p> Dean did not like big </p><p>plastic box in entry lobby </p><p> Solution is to clad waste </p><p>cabinet with nicer looking </p><p>material/Flat headerboard </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Lessons Learned </p><p> Open Compost Container in Closed Space will </p><p>Smell </p><p> Aesthetic matters in high visibility space </p><p> Sorting waste takes time </p><p> Compost is a major component of the waste </p><p>stream </p><p> Five is the magic number of people </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>Next Steps </p><p> Custodial Services will start composting </p><p>paper towels in restrooms </p><p> Post-Implementation Waste Audit in </p><p>October 2013 </p></li><li><p>Un</p><p>ive</p><p>rsity o</p><p>f Ca</p><p>liforn</p><p>ia, B</p><p>erk</p><p>ele</p><p>y </p><p>striving for zero waste </p><p>Please contact Campus Recycling and </p><p>Refuse Services with further questions </p><p>Email: hkmiller@berkeley.edu </p><p>CED Email: eperszyk@berkeley.edu </p><p>Funding by </p></li></ul>

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