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Transcript of Environment
Why is re-using a good idea
Save landfill space
Support local charities and economy
Re-used items are affordable & often unique
Reparing, Renting, Borrowing / Sharing
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Safe Disposal of Waste
The Three Rs
ATCO Electric's focus on Environment
Provides investors and partners profitable returns, promoting confidence in associating with the HMR Group.
Integrated Processing and Transfer - composting, biofuels production and landfill
Landfill Gas Recovery System
Any material, non-hazardous or hazardous, that has no further use, and which is managed at recycling, processing, or disposal sites.
- Environment Canada
Hazardous & Non-Hazardous Waste
Potentially pose hazards to:
Human health, jeopardize natural or agricultural resources, or interfere with other amenities
A few examples:
Batteries, Light Bulbs, Pesticides, Automotive Fluids, Chemicals & Cleaners
Top of the hierarchy
Waste not produced saves resourses, costs
"Nega-Watt" Power: Amount of energy saved through conservation / efficiency
The Three Rs
Reduce water use in half, fertilizer by 25% per household
Greenhouse gas emissions saved = Taking 4329 cars off the road
Water saved from reduced lawn watering = Filling 327 Olympic sized swimming pools
Reuse & Recyling Directory (charities, business)
Eco Stations: Now accepting Reuse Centre Donations!!
Reuse Fairs: Details on edmonton.ca!
Alberta Recycling Hotline: http://callcentre.emergeknowledge.com/
City of Edmonton's recycling programs
Big Bin Events: Dates comes out April 2016
Appliances, Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste
Large Item & Mixed Waste (Fees Apply)
Commercial Hazardous, biomedical, Radioactive Waste, Pressurized gases
Edmonton Waste Management Centre Facilities
The 2015 Big Bin Events
- 10,202 visitors
- 1,855 tonnes of material
City of Edmonton Campaign
What does AET promote?
Sustainable Electricty Program
CEA sustainable reporting
Environment Department Services
Environmental Management System (EMS)
ISO 14001 compiant (July 1, 2015)
Ensures compliance with laws and regulations
Provides tools to reduce environmental footprint
Includes best practices on waste management, incident reporting
EMS Awareness Open House/mandatory training
HSEMS Review 2016: align environmental practices with ISO 14001 standards; looking for feedback (The Wire March 21, 2016)