Alan Levy, the Founder of Epee Education, takes us back to his time as the Global Sustainability Lead for a $500M program of capital projects with a large pharmaceutical client.
With this point of reference, Alan explains the concept of the waste hierarchy. He also ties it into the circular economy and “financial sustainability” – a concept he coined in his program.
Alan discusses the massive value these concepts brought to his projects. Done correctly, they can generate major project savings while meeting sustainability objectives and finding better or new uses for project waste.
Drawing from his sustainability program, Alan helps you understand actual real-world application of these concepts. He also provides learnings to help you implement similar programming yourself.
Alan Levy explains the concept of the Waste Hierarchy and ties it into the Circular Economy with a concept he coined "Financial Sustainability".
With a background as a project manager, Alan worked to marry project and sustainability objectives, rather than having them compete for limited resources (like they usually do). This generated substantial project savings while simultaneously meeting sustainability objectives and finding a better to deal with project waste streams.
Alan highlights the agenda for this presentation and gives a quick introduction on his background as a Sustainability Lead.
This lesson takes you through the Waste Hierarchy from beginning to end.
See the application of the Waste Hierarchy in a real-life example of a 5-year project.
Alan introduces his concept of "financial sustainability" - a term that he may or may not have coined!
Learn the difference between the Waste Hierarchy in the US and the UK.
Alan explains a line graph depicting the amount of project waste diverted from landfill.
This lesson explores the ancient symbol of ouroboros, and how that applies to the circular economy – where one company’s waste is another company’s supply.
Find out more about how valuable of an impact donations can make on a community.
Understand the value within a circular economy, including examples of education donation and office furniture resale.
Alan makes a connection between the Waste Hierarchy and the defining principles.
This lesson explores how it's much more than waste that is impacted - it's also many of the 13 Sustainability Themes.
Alan recaps the Waste Hierarchy, emphasizing how there are many ways to avoid landfills besides just recycling.
In closing, Alan discusses other sustainability sessions available on Epee.