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 Priority 3

Priority 3: Conserving Resources and
Managing Pollution and Waste

 

People waiting at bus stop

Water usage compared to the baseline year is shown below and this is a 4% decrease since 2009/10.

Water
2009/10 ​2013/14
​25,385m3 ​24,460m3
 
We reduced the amount of paper purchased to 11.3 tonnes, a reduction of 2.2 tonnes since last year.  This change is likely to be due to increasing use of technology such as smart boards and electronic procurement.  These measures helped us to reduce waste and move towards a reduced paper system of working. 

This year 86% of our general and construction waste was recycled and recovered equating to 381 tonnes, with 60 tonnes disposed to landfill.  The amount recycled increased by 346% in comparison to 2009/10. This is largely due to a new waste contract introduced during this period, with better facilities for recycling.


Amount of waste recycled and recovered
2009/10 ​2013/14
​110 tonnes ​381 tonnes
 
While we didn’t monitor progress against the government’s flexible framework this year, environmental issues in procurement included:

  • Asking two environmental questions in the sustainability section of Pre-Qualifying Questionnaires. Overall, sustainability was awarded 10% of the marks.
  • We specify Euro IV or better or alternatively fuelled buses for Supported Bus Services.
  • The Royal Iris ferry top deck, mid ships and after deck were replaced with sustainably sourced timber.   

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