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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    striving for zero waste

    Eliahu Perszyk Facilities Manager

    Hanna Miller Waste Audit Coordinator

    Waste Audit Team Chika Kondo, Leela McDowell, John Ezaki, Brenly Stapley

    Campus Recycling and Refuse Services

    Wurster Hall Waste Audit and Zero Waste Pilot

    Project

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    Wurster Hall = 225,000 square feet

    College of Environmental Design

    Departments of:

    Architecture,

    Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning,

    City and Regional Planning,

    CED Library, Fabrication Shop,

    Ceramics Studio, Ramonas Caf, Research Units, faculty and staff offices, instructional space

    7 Design Studios, mostly Architecture, with 24/7 occupancy

    Average daily occupancy of over 1,000 people, mostly students

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    Design Studio at the end of the Semester

    Mixed materials: Plastics, cardboard, foamcore, paper, models

    Total Estimated Weight of Materials Cleaned Out: 7,000lbs

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    Same Design Studio after clean up

    9 Student working 4 full days to clean 6 Design Studios

    Waste Separation = Lots of Work Hours

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    Wurster Hall Sub-Metering-

    The Green Initiative Fund

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    Getting to Zero Waste: Waste Audit Team

    The Waste Audit Team

    is funded by a grant

    from The Green

    Initiative Fund. It

    consists of 5 UC

    Berkeley students

    dedicated to

    decreasing the amount

    of waste produced by

    the UC Berkeley

    Campus.

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    The Waste Audit Process

    We collect the landfill

    waste from buildings

    and bring it back to the

    office to sort.

    We sort into six

    categories: Cardboard;

    Mixed Paper; Metal and

    Glass; Landfill; All

    Plastics; and Compost

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    Wurster Hall:

    Waste Management and Compost

    Waste Issues

    Food Service waste from Caf

    Materials used for making Design Models

    High 24/7 Occupancy

    Reduced level of Custodial Service since 2009

    No Weekend Custodial Service

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    Old Waste System

    Old Waste Habits are

    hard to break

    Easy to put everything in one place

    Huge Opening

    Had been throughout building, removed over 30

    Some conflict when they were replaced

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    CED Waste Management Initiatives

    Bottle & Can recycling in Lobbies

    Building compost started in 2010

    Day Custodian hired; takes out compost waste:

    night custodians currently do not service compost

    Studio Re-Stations built for Design Studios

    Waste Separation in Studio Clean Out

    Collaborated with Campus Recycling and Refuse

    Servicesto develop standard campus waste signage

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    Studio Materials Re-Use Stations

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    Student Group Initiatives

    Groups such as Compost

    Alliance have helped

    remove trash cans and

    communicate about

    compost

    Student initiated custodial

    poster project being

    continued

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    Campus Initiatives and Waste

    Diversion Status Campus Recycling and Refuse Services

    implemented standardized campus signage

    Housing and Dining uses compostable containers,

    provides compost service

    Excellent construction waste diversion

    2012 Waste Diversion Goal = 75%

    2012 Waste Diversion Actual = 46%

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    The Green Initiative Fund Grant

    Wurster Hall Zero Waste Pilot Project

    College of Environmental Design students advocated for

    new building waste containers

    Grant proposal submitted to TGIF for new public area

    waste containers

    TGIF awards grant based upon whole building Zero Waste

    pilot waste containers

    Forms and Surfaces for 5 public lobbies

    (Medium Volume -24 gallon)

    Max-R for 1st Floor Lobby and 7 Design Studios

    (High Volume - 48 Gallon)

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    Public Lobby Waste Containers

    Old System

    New System (12/2012)

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    Design Studio Waste Containers Old System

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    New System (5/2013)

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    New System Objectives:

    Waste Separation & Increased Efficiency

    Consistent Container type, Signage, Color

    Reduced opening makes people separate waste

    Centralized set of containers instead multiple

    containers going down corridor

    Increased waste collection efficiency and ease of

    collection for custodians

    Improved container aesthetic

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    Audit was of 3 days of waste

    Sorted only from landfill

    6 major categories

    Waste sorted from two 2yd3

    dumpsters and

    varying numbers

    and sizes

    of toters.

    Audit Specifics

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    How Big is 2yd3?

    You can fit

    over 80

    standard

    office waste

    bins in one

    2yd3

    dumpster

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    Pre-Implementation Audit: Breaking Down the Numbers Total Weight (in pounds)

    Category 10/25/2012 10/26/2012 11/6/2012 Totals Percentages

    Cardboard 1 11 14 26 2%

    Metal and Glass 19 18 27 64 4%

    Mixed Paper 47 8 78 133 9%

    Landfill 55 25 70 150 10%

    All Plastics 116 83 142 341 23%

    Compost 310 179 300 789 52%

    Totals 548 324 631 1503 100%

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    Landfill 10%

    Mixed Paper

    9% Cardboard

    2%

    Compost 52%

    Metal and Glass 4%

    All Plastics 23%

    Wurster Hall Pre-Implementation Audit

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    Loose Waste Dumpsters

    Wood Waste

    Cardboard boxes

    Plastic bags

    Food wrappers/ containers

    Food waste

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    Common Items in Wurster Waste

    To-go Utensils Plastic clamshell to-go

    containers To-go Coffee Lids

    Food Waste Paper Towels

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    After the original audit

    was conducted, new

    containers were

    installed throughout the

    building in phases

    The mid-implementation

    audit evaluated changes

    in waste separation and

    diversion

    Mid-Implementation Audit

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    The audit lasted for three days to correspond with the Pre-Implementation

    audit

    The percentages of compost and plastics found in the landfill have both

    decreased

    Mid-Implementation Audit Results

    Total Weight (in pounds)

    Category 4/23/2013 4/25/2013 5/1/2013 Totals Percentages

    Cardboard 5 5 11 21 2%

    Metal and Glass 9 8 17 34 4%

    Mixed Paper 54 35 7 96 11%

    All Plastics 31.5 34 64 129.5 15%

    Landfill 32 22 87 141 16%

    Compost 123 89 232 444 51%

    Totals 254.5 193 418 865.5 100%

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    Cardboard 3%

    Metal and Glass 4%

    Mixed Paper 11%

    All Plastics 15%

    Landfill 16%

    Compost 51%

    Wurster Hall Mid-Implementation Audit

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    Mid-Implementation Audit Category Totals Percentages

    Cardboard 21 2%

    Metal and Glass 34 4%

    Mixed Paper 96 11%

    All Plastics 129.5 15%

    Landfill 141 16%

    Compost 444 51%

    Totals 865.5 100%

    Pre-Implementation Audit Category Totals Percentages

    Cardboard 26 2%

    Metal and Glass 64 4%

    Mixed Paper 133 9%

    Landfill 150 10%

    All Plastics 341 23%

    Compost 789 52%

    Totals 1503 100%

    Better Plastic Diversion Less Waste Overall

    Comparing Data

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    Areas of Improvement

    Enclose Odor

    Compost < 24 Hours =

    Stinky

    Students in the LAEP

    studio removed the

    compost container and

    covered up the opening.

    We made lids in the Shop.

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    Container Aesthetic

    This is the Design School!

    Top of header board does

    not line up with concrete

    wall behind it

    Dean did not like big

    plastic box in entry lobby

    Solution is to clad waste

    cabinet with nicer looking

    material/Flat headerboard

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    Lessons Learned

    Open Compost Container in Closed Space will

    Smell

    Aesthetic matters in high visibility space

    Sorting waste takes time

    Compost is a major component of the waste

    stream

    Five is the magic number of people

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    Next Steps

    Custodial Services will start composting

    paper towels in restrooms

    Post-Implementation Waste Audit in

    October 2013

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    striving for zero waste

    Please contact Campus Recycling and

    Refuse Services with further questions

    Email: hkmiller@berkeley.edu

    CED Email: eperszyk@berkeley.edu

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