Email people props this would save paper and it would also allow you to add more people to the recognition. It would also produce better morale. Cost Savings and Morale boos...big pay out.
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"A pacemaker device is designed to last anywhere between 6 and 10 years. Though FDA regulations does not permit the recycling of pacemakers for humans in the United States, we have come to find many... more »
Every year government recycles computer equipments (desktops, laptops, monitors, printers and unused cartridges) and furniture, most of them in perfectly good working condition. Why not dispense these items to elementary and junior schools in need of these items. An online system can be developed to receive requests from schools desirous of having these surplused items.
slowly transition from the use of plastic bags in commisaries and BX (base exchanges) worldwide. This transition should take 3 to 5 years. As a transition incintive, give a small discount to individuals who utilize reusable shopping bags (2 or 3%). This environmental and cost savings is already inacted in the privates sector by such companies as Aldies, Sams and Costco.
Instead of constantly remaking signs to put up, place televisions with information on them in order to direct people and educate electronically. These could be like billboards and would be easier to direct people when things in the hospital move such as a sign pointing to the new lab area, etc.
Here at Central Office for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (in the Department of Health and Human Services), a table recently was set up to display office supplies. Staff bring unwanted items (both new and used) to this table located in a central location in the building, and other staff look over the items and take those items that they will use.
Why not issue FSA Visa or Mastercards that are loaded... more »
Several Venders offer up to $2 per recycled toner cartridge. In my group alone, there is a box with approximately $200 worth of cartridges that will be given away.
Mail all medicaiton in recycled cardboard boxes instead of plastic boxes which are often thrown away. You could also allow patients to return there empty perscription items in these boxes and mailed back so you can save on plastic mail bags as well as medication bottles.