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Title: ECOBuy


1
ECO-Buy
  • Local Government Green Purchasing

2
WHAT IS ECO-Buy?
  • Victorias local government green purchasing
    program
  • Joint program of Municipal Association of
    Victoria EcoRecycle Victoria Victorian
    Greenhouse Strategy
  • Established in April 2000
  • Expansion of LGBRA
  • Currently 63 members

3
ECO-Buy AIMS TO …
  • Use the combined purchasing power of local
    government to stimulate demand for greenhouse
    friendly and recycled products
  • Create a partnership of local governments
    committed to green purchasing
  • Increase awareness in local government about the
    range and quality of recycled and greenhouse
    friendly products
  • Support sustainable long-term markets for
    recyclable materials collected from kerbside
  • Encourage the sustainable use of resources
  • Reduce local governments greenhouse gas
    emissions
  • Stimulate local governments participation in
    greenhouse abatement activities

4
THE POTENTIAL
  • Victorian Councils spent 1.4 billion on
    materials and contracts
  • ECO-Buy members spent 15.3 million on recycled
    products (1.05)
  • Australian Councils spent 6.5 billion
  • If all Australian councils spent 1.05 69
    million
  • 2001 2002 figures

5
DEFINITIONS
  • GREEN PRODUCTS
  • Products or services that have a lesser or
    reduced affect on human health and the
    environment when compared with competing products
    or services that serve the same purpose.
  • GREENHOUSE FRIENDLY PRODUCTS
  • Products that create less greenhouse gas
    emissions at one or more stages of their
    life-cycle.

6
THE TRENDS
  • More members
  • More systemised
  • More spending
  • More products

7
MORE MEMBERS
8
MORE SYSTEMISED
  • Working Group
  • Policy
  • Action Plan
  • Not due until Nov 03
  • Contracts

9
MORE SPENDING
  • Recycled products only
  • 2003 figures not final
  • 2003 - 29.1 million on green products

10
MORE SPENDING
11
MORE PRODUCTS
  • Recycled content products only
  • Range of products purchased steadily increasing

12
MORE SPENDING PRODUCTS
  • 2003 expenditure (not final)
  • 1st year reporting on GF and other
  • Most likely under reported
  • Expected to increase

13
RCPs PURCHASED
  • COMPOST MULCH
  • Compost
  • Soil Conditioner
  • Mulch
  • Soft fall mulch
  • Wood Chips
  • Potting Mix
  • Rubaroc
  • Brush Matting
  • Weed mats
  • Rose Bed Mulch
  • Manure
  • Pea Straw
  • Garden Soil
  • Organic Fertiliser
  • Blended Soils
  • Recycled Foundry Sand
  • Hydro mulching
  • Mulch Production contract
  • PARKS GARDENS
  • Outdoor Tables
  • Outdoor Chairs
  • Park Benches
  • Signage
  • Bollards
  • Walkways
  • Bridges
  • Jetties
  • BBQs
  • Plastic Panels - playground
  • Plastic Panels - fences
  • Plastic Panels -MGB enclosures
  • Water Retic - poly pipe
  • Tree Guards
  • Tree Stakes
  • Bird Baths
  • Letter Box
  • Weed mats

PLAYGROUND EQUIP Soft-fall pavers (rubber) Safety
Mats (rubber) Site-pour surfacing (rubber) Play
Structures Bollards Power Poles Adventure
Equip Cubby Houses Fences Decking Edging Recycled
Steel
PAPER Photocopy Letterhead Printing Annual
Reports Business Plans Other Reports Brochures Wit
h Comps Council Plan Envelopes DL (500
pack) Envelopes B4 (250 pack) Padded
Envelopes Internal Envelopes Gusseted
Envelopes Other Envelopes Business Cards (500
box) Christmas Cards Suspension files Manila
Files Colored Office Paper Notepads Labels Post-it
Pads Facial Tissue Toilet Tissue Hand
Towel Pencils Calenders Presentation
Folders Promotional Material Paper Bags Community
Newsletter A3 Paper Archive Boxes
OFFICE PRODUCTS Inkjet toners /cartridges Laser
toner / cartridges Photocopier toners/cartridges F
ax toner / cartridges combined cartridges Rulers O
thers Eco pens Bags Photo Album Furniture Plastic
Folders Plastic Archive Boxes Refillable
Whiteboard Markers Frisbee
14
RCPs PURCHASED
  • WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • 240 litre bins
  • 140 litre bins
  • 120 litre bins
  • 80 litre bins
  • 72 litre bins
  • 27 litre bins
  • 60 litre crates
  • 55 litre crates
  • Worm Farms
  • Compost Bins
  • Pallets (storage)
  • Transfer station skip
  • 11000-litre bin
  • Bin stem
  • Street Sweeper brushes
  • Paper Recycling receptacles
  • Bokashi Bins
  • Food Waste Buckets
  • ROAD FOOTPATH
  • Road Base
  • Class 2 crushed rock
  • Class 2 crushed concrete
  • Class 3 crushed rock
  • Class 3 crushed concrete
  • Class 4 crushed rock
  • Class 4 crushed concrete
  • Concrete aggregate
  • Asphalt
  • Drainage fill
  • Clean fill
  • Drainage pipes
  • Rubber road sealant
  • Pit Lids
  • Geo Fabric
  • Fire plugs
  • Asphalt planings
  • Topsoil

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION Timber Bricks Windows Door
s Roofing Flooring Insulation Walls Plasterboard S
trawboard Fibre Cement Fixtures Guttering Horizont
al Drainage Cells Recycled Plastic Pipes Carpet /
Carpet Tiles Underlay Concrete Fly Ash Crushed
Concrete Mesh Bar Reinforcement Slab
Membrane Waffle Pods (polystyrene) Plastic Damp
Proofing Recycled metal Plastic panels - dog beds
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT Car Stops Kerbing Bollards Bus
Shelter panels Guide posts Delineators/reflectors
Sign Boards Speed Humps/cushions Water system
covers School crossing posts Drainage Pipe FLEET
MANAGEMENT Lubricants Degreasers Coolant Retreads
Cleaning Rags MISCELLANEOUS Biodegradable
Absorbents Event Catering Coir Peat
Absorbents Spill Pallets Liners
15
OTHER PRODUCTS PURCHASED
GREENHOUSE FRIENDLY
OTHER GREEN PRODUCTS
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Computers
  • Monitors
  • Lap tops
  • Printers
  • Photocopiers
  • Faxes
  • LCD Monitors
  • Network Devices
  • UPS
  • Switches
  • Timers
  • Digital Pool Pump
  • Duplex Trays
  • ENERGY RATED
  • Refrigerators
  • Air conditioners
  • Space Heaters

INDOOR Floor coverings Calico Bags Paper Drinking
Cups   OUTDOOR Wood products Non-toxic pest
control Non-toxic weed control Water saving
seedling crystals Brush matting Pea
Straw Furniture (plantation) Bollards
(plantation) Biodegradable Turf Stakes Warm
season/water saving grass Green Cell
Batteries   B C Flooring Framework
Alternative/Engineered wood
LIGHTING Fluorescent lights Compact Fluorescent
Lights Solar lighting Street lighting Motion
detectors Power Savers C-Bus Controlsw   HOT
WATER SAVING Showerheads Washing Machines Flow
regulators Solar hot water systems   VEHICLES
Hybrid vehicles LPG vehicles Fuel efficient Dual
Fuel Vehicles Metcards GreenFleet
WATER SAVING Water diverters Composting
toilets Water Tanks AAA urinal flushers Waterless
Urinals Grey water systems Filtration
Systems   CLEANING PRODUCTS Micro fibre Steam
cleaning products Non-toxic cleaning products
16
WHAT COUNCILS WANT
  • To buy green products
  • Buying to be easy time is premium
  • Tell me what to buy and Ill buy it……………... if I
    TRUST you
  • Credible, independent, trustworthy label
  • Total confidence in the label
  • Specifications clauses

17
ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL
  • Independent, Credible, Trustworthy
  • Make it easier for purchasers
  • Specify for Good Environmental Choice
  • Accelerate green purchasing
  • Increase market for manufacturers / suppliers
  • Reverberate through supply chain
  • Become the standard label
  • Independent, Credible, Trustworthy
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