Solid Waste and Smart Cities

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Published on February 27, 2014

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Presentation by Cal Cunningham at the NC Clean Tech Summit, a partnership of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, Strata Solar, and the UNC Institute for the Environment

Solid Waste and Smart Cities Cal Cunningham NC Clean Tech Summit February 2014

Solid Waste Is the Financial and Environmental Disaster That Nobody Is Talking About. 2 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

We’re Throwing Away a Massive Amount of Community Resources… Paper Natural Resources Plastic Aluminum • 59 billion lbs. • 63 billion lbs. • 6 billion lbs. • 500 million trees • 513 million barrels of oil • 837 billion cans BTUs/ Energy • 3.5 quadrillion BTUs (5% of total US energy consumption) • Enough energy to power 25% US homes for an entire year • Energy equivalent of 26 billion gallons of gasoline Carbon Emissions • 275 million metric tons of carbon dioxide • Equivalent of emissions from 1 in every 5 cars in the US • Require 225 million acres of forest to sequester this much (more than all of the US national forests combined) 3 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

…and We’re Throwing Away Money. Avoidable Costs Unrealized Revenue Remanufacturing Revenue MSW Management Expenses $100 Billion + $100 Billion + Value of Materials $50 Billion Energy Opportunity Cost $100 Billion + Recycling Jobs Payroll $34 Billion $200 Billion $184 Billion TOTAL: $384 Billion 4 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

Solid Waste Is “The Last Unmetered Utility.” Metered Electricity Unmetered Gas Water Trash Communities should be metering their trash just like they meter their other utilities. 5 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

Trash Metering Is a Smart Move for Cities. 1250 1,100 lbs. 1000 Annual Pounds per Capita of US Household Solid Waste Disposed 900 lbs. 750 500 lbs. 500 250 0 Historic Disposal Rate Current National Average (without intervention) With WasteZero Trash Metering™ (with intervention) 6 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

Cities That Meter Their Trash Reduce It. MALDEN, MASS. 52% DECLINE IN SOLID WASTE OVER 5 YEARS CUMBERLAND, MAINE 43% DECLINE IN SOLID WASTE OVER 8 YEARS DARTMOUTH, MASS. 59% DECLINE IN SOLID WASTE OVER 6 YEARS SANFORD, MAINE 41% DECLINE IN SOLID WASTE IN 3 MONTHS 7 Copyright © 2014 WasteZero

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