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Nov 8, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Environmental Awareness


Environmental
Awareness

Environmental Awareness

General Environmental
Information

WHY DOES THE ENVIRONMENT NEED
PROTECTING?



Pollution, the generation of wastes and the
depletion of natural resources leads to local as
well as global environmental problems including:




Health & safety issues




Global warming (the “greenhouse effect”)




Ozone depletion




Acid rain




Deforestation


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General Environmental
Information


Types of Pollution


Water Pollution


from chemical/ oil spillages



Air Pollution


from boilers etc.


vehicle emissions



Soil Pollution


from chemical/ oil spillages


Incorrect disposal of waste



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General Environmental
Information


The University’s Interaction with the Environment

Generation of Pollutants & Wastes



Solid Waste


Liquid Waste



Gaseous Emissions



Scrap steel


Waste Lab Chemicals


Smoke

Packaging waste Waste solvents



Particulate

Waste paper


Waste Oils/ lubricants


Greenhouse Gases

General Refuse






Diluted Chemical fumes


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General Environmental
Information

The University’s Interaction with the Environment

Depletion of Natural resources



As part of its everyday activities, the University uses;




Electricity


Water


Gas


Raw Materials


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Benefits of an Environmental
Management System (EMS)




Protection of the environment


Demonstrate compliance with legislation


Reduce risk and liabilities


Meet customer requirements


Gain marketing advantage


Reduce costs


Improve public image


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Significant Environmental
Impacts


Significant Environmental Impacts arising from
the University’s operations are as follows;



Air emissions


Aqueous Discharge


Hazardous Waste


Non
-
hazardous waste


Energy Consumption

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Air Emissions

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Waste Recycling






Office paper

Cardboard

Fluorescent tubes

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General Waste

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Waste Chemicals

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Environmental Policy


The five core elements of the policy are




Commitment


Responsibility


Protection


Communication


Continuous Improvement


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University’s Environmental Policy Statement


The Queen’s University of Belfast recognises that environmental issues are
fundamental to the future health and well
-
being of those involved in our institution, the
greater community and our planet. Thus, we seek to understand the impacts of our
activities on the environment at local, regional and global levels, to minimise these
impacts and to find sustainable solutions to environmental concerns. We accept the
responsibility of demonstrating leadership in environmental protection and
enhancement through our actions as an institution.




In support of these principles, the University is committed to:



Promoting the protection of the natural and cultural environment on campus
and at other sites used by the University


Continually improving the University’s environmental performance through the
introduction of an Environmental Management System


Complying with all the relevant environmental legislation related to the
University’s activities


Reducing and where possible preventing pollution through the development of
effective resource and waste management strategies


Monitoring and auditing the University’s environmental performance and
practice at regular intervals.


Increasing awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and
students


Making this Policy available to the public










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Environmental Awareness

Your Roles in protecting the
Environment

Importance of Conformance with Environmental
Policy/ Procedures


What are your Environmental responsibilities?




Follow procedures and work instructions


Awareness of the environmental impact of your job/
activities


Make a conscious effort to minimise and segregate
waste


Make a special effort to save energy and resources


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Do’s and Don’t’s

Aqueous Discharges


Do not pour any chemical or oil down any unauthorised drain,
please enquire with your Supervisor where and how this waste is
disposed.




Waste Management


Ensure that all waste is disposed of in the appropriate receptacles


Do not dispose of hazardous waste (e.g. fridge/ freezers, fluorescent
tubes, CRT Monitors) in the non
-
hazardous waste receptacles.



Remember the three R’s!!!!!


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Do’s and Don’t’s



Waste Paper


Reduce the amount of paper being used by the following;



1.


Send documents electronically where possible



2.


Photocopy on both sides of sheets.



3.


Use old one sided photocopies for making notes.

This reduces both the amount of waste paper to be disposed of (+
associated costs) as well as the cost of buying the paper.




Ensure waste paper is disposed of in the recycling towers



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Energy Awareness


Last year, the University spent
£3 M on
Energy (Electricity, Gas & Water)


WE NEED YOUR INDIVIDUAL HELP TO
CONTROL ENERGY COSTS



Take responsibility for your work area


Take responsibility for your Machine


Take responsibility for your P C


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Energy Awareness

SWITCH OFF

Please remember to switch
off lights and equipment
before going home.

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Energy Awareness


Compressed air costs ten times more than
electricity per unit!


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Energy Awareness