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Carbon reduction plan

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10. F gases and waste

F gases and waste accounted for 0.04% of our 2020/21 carbon footprint.

Quantify ECC’s own waste volumes

Potential Measure: Produce an annual ECC waste report that includes total tonnes/annum, breakdown into categories by weight, final destination of waste reported. This will form a base year against which targets can be set.

Identified GHG reduction (tCO2e): tbc

Lead: Net Zero Team / Recycling Lead

Resource required: Part


Reduce waste going to landfill

Potential Measure: Use a contractor that guarantees no waste going to landfill.

Identified GHG reduction (tCO2e): tbc

Lead: Service Leads / Net Zero Team

Resource required: No


Potential Measure: Adopt a no-printing policy. Ensure all documents distributed are electronic

Identified GHG reduction (tCO2e): tbc

Lead: OMB/Net Zero team

Resource required: No


Quantify ECC’s full inventory of F-gas

Potential Measure: Create inventory of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment and for each item, record the refrigerant type, the charge capacity and the time in use during the reporting period to plan a reduction programme.

Identified GHG reduction (tCO2e): tbc

Lead: Corporate Property / Building managers / Net Zero Team

Resource required: No


Improve understanding of Net Zero actions and Climate Change

Potential Measure: Quantify ECC’s recycling processing” and “Assess the carbon emissions of processing recycling that the city council collects and sells on. Include cardboard, paper, glass, plastic, and other waste streams sold on e.g. fishing nets.

Identified GHG reduction (tCO2e): -

Lead: Net Zero Team

Resource required: Yes