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Title: Waste Prevention Strategy 2007 of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council YTV


1
Waste Prevention Strategy 2007 of the Helsinki
Metropolitan Area Council (YTV)
  • Environmental expert
  • M.Sc. Sari Kemppainen
  • YTV Waste Management , FINLAND

2
What is YTV?
- Municipal co-operation organisation
- Waste management - Public regional transport -
Measuring of air quality - Co-operation in
land-use in the region
3
YTV Waste Management
  • Among other things
  • is in charge of landfill treatment
  • composts bio-waste
  • recovers and utilizes landfill gas
  • plans waste collection activities
  • is responsible for waste guidance
  • prepares waste management regulations

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STRATEGIC WASTE MANAGEMENT ISSUES FOR 2005
2014 Waste prevention and increased
utilization. Production of customer-friendly
and good-quality waste management services.
Processing municipal waste in plants and a safe
final disposal. Long-term development of waste
management.
4
YTV Waste Prevention Strategy 2007
  • EU Life Project 2005-2007
  • Waste Prevention Kit for Enterprises, Education
    and Households
  • (WastePrevKit)
  • The Target Situation of the Strategy
  • Regional and national advice and
  • guidance have motivated
  • the residents,
  • companies and
  • the public sector
  • to avoid waste production so well that less waste
    is produced in 2007 per resident and per
    workplace than in 2000.

5
Tasks of the Strategy on Waste Prevention
  • Waste benchmarking for enterprises
  • Smart ways of action for enterprises and public
    administration
  • Waste minimization in general education and in
    vocational education
  • Development of the Web Portal
  • Dissemination of the deliverables

6
Waste Benchmarking for Enterprises
  • An electric Waste Benchmarking system called
    Petra, on YTVs website (www.ytv.fi/petra)
  • The system helps enterprises to monitor their
    amount of waste
  • The enterprises registered in the system get
    eight different reports of their waste amounts
  • The system is free of charge for enterprises
  • Annually YTV rewards the best enterprise on waste
    minimization The Years Natural Resource Saver
  • The system covers approximately 500 enterprises

7
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8
Smart Ways of Action (SMAC) for Enterprises and
Public Administration
  • Best Practice models to reduce waste in
    enterprises and public administration
  • Active PDF-files with links, sector-specific
    guidelines, check-lists
  • For
  • Wholesale and retail trade (2003, updated 2006)
  • Offices (2004, updated 2006)
  • Educational institutions (2004)
  • Housing sector (2005)
  • Building ones own house (2006)
  • Day care centres (2006)

9
SMAC for Housing Sector
  • Completed 2005
  • Prepared in co-operation with
    professionals of the sector
  • 4 sections with separate check-lists
  • Project planning
  • Planning Design
  • Sitework
  • Maintenance and repair

10
Waste Prevention in ConstructionPlanning and
Design
  • Do we need a new building after all?
  • Long life span
  • Building elements, systems and materials
  • ? durable, easy to maintain/repair/replace
  • Building adaptability and convertibility
  • Size matters!
  • Quality of work

11
Best Practise Model for Commercial Sector
Use washable boxes
12
Recommendations for recalled food supplies
Disposal
Recycling
Prevention
Handout
Sale
Biowaste
To animals
Sewer
Mixed waste
Bread
Srecommended
Fruits and vegetables
Meat and fish
Milk products
13
Best Practise Model for Offices
Use dataprojector in meetings instead of
transparency
Cancel unnecessary customer magazines
Use washable hand towels instead of disposable
ones
Print and copy always in both sides
14
Waste Minimization in Education
  • General and preschool education
  • The purpose is to spread information
  • on waste prevention through different
  • form of co-operation and networking.
  • The target is that every schoolchild
  • gets information on waste prevention
  • once in pre/primary school, in elementary school
  • and in senior high school.

The material is ready for all the school levels
from pre/primary school to senior high school.
15
Example of an exercise in English lesson for
senior high school
  • Reading exercise Waste prevention
  • 1. Read through the enclosed text and
  • answer the following questions
  • Why should waste production be prevented?
  • How does waste prevention differ from recycling?
  • What does the ecological rucksack tell you about
  • the product?
  • Why is the ecological rucksack of orange juice
  • higher than that of home made apple juice?
  • Why is the MIPS value of disposable plastic bag
  • higher than that of a cotton bag?
  • 2. What can YOU do to prevent waste?

16
Vocational Institutes
  • The purpose of the project is
  • to build a network of contact persons to forward
    regular updated information on waste prevention
    and material efficiency in different vocational
    sectors
  • to develop teaching materials and methods for the
    teachers
  • The teaching material is ready for the vocational
    education of
  • technology
  • food industry
  • social and health care (end of 2006)

17
Awareness campaigns forhouseholds
  • Christmas Campaign 2006
  • Give time, quality and being together as a
    present
  • The marketing takes place in local newspapers, in
    bus stations and in undergrounds
  • The message is to give a service as a present
    like manicure, tickets to opera or to movies etc.
  • YTV also markets the web site containing info
    and tips about waste prevention and sustainable
    gifts

18
Pilot project for households in Viikki area in
Helsinki
  • About 10 000 residents
  • YTV gives information, give out leaflets and
    arranges courses in the area
  • Courses like
  • how to repair your bike
  • how to consume wisely
  • how to use washable diapers etc.
  • Pre and post investigations about the attitudes
    and waste amounts

The spoon, about 5 kg If you weigh with natural
recourses the plastic bag weighs over one kg and
telephone over 300 kg. So it is not at all the
same how we consume.
19
Development of the Web Portal
  • The materials and tools are available in the web
    for free www.ytv.fi/fiksu
  • So far in Finnish only, the website will be
    available in English in the end of 2006

20
www.ytv.fi/fiksu
Read and give tips about waste prevention
Current affairs
Game for school- children
Test whether you are a smart consumer
21
The influence of the strategy / Willingness to
do versus action
22
Waste Prevention - the most sustainable way
to control waste Thank You for Your
Attention More information sari.kemppainen_at_ytv.fi
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