Department of Health and Human Services

Sustainable Government IDs from Recycled Plastic

The government spends thousands to millions of dollars making plastic IDs for their government employees each year. When these IDs expire or their beholder leaves his/her position, they are then tossed into the trashed and disposed as waste; waste destined to sit in a landfill. Why not recycle them? By making IDs out of recycled plastic and then recycling the IDs themselves after use, the government could not only increase its sustainability, but also lower the ID reproduction cost. Recycling the IDs will reduce the amount of virgin materials consumed during their production. Cost cutting is important, but so is sustainability. Why not endorse both?

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Idea No. 144