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Department of Defense

use rechargeble batteries to save millions (addbenefits in tags)

Excuse the abbreviations.

In USN, we use nonrecharge batts. If we upgraded AA batts to rechargebale, the savings could be over a $1 million.
Current batt cost as low as $.28/batt.
Approx cost of recharge batt is about $4/batt.

Assume = run time:
-Discharge rate nonrecharge 7.8hrs(http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/EN91.pdf)

-Discharge rate recharge 8.8hrs(http://data.energizer.com/PDFs/nh15-2000.pdf)

The Energizer website... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Commericial shipping

As fuel costs continue to go up, the cost for shipping goods is increasing. I suggest establishing Government wide contracts that could provided suitable reduced cost shipping. For example, UPS has a account established for the Government that has the ability to save 50 - 80% over commercial shipping through UPS. Specific example a pallet weighing 350 lbs shipped from DC/MD/VA commercially through UPS to Miami FL,... more »

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Department of Justice

Save $$ and materials when shipping office supplies!

When our office orders batteries, they are shipped via fed ex or UPS with one to two small packages in a large box with a lot of filler paper. Why not use one of those standard USPS "one price" shipping boxes and ship a large quantity at once? It would save on shipping costs AND would conserve the amount of shipping materials used. It also would boost USPS profits. If we did that with all of our office supply orders,... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Save on Shipping

Using a more efficient mailing/shipping method, as well as packaging could reduce spending and make it more environmentally friendly. We regularly ship non-critical items via overnight carrier in much larger boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. Should these had been sent next day air or 2 day could be such a cost savings, upwards of 70% if using second or third option instead of overnight. There could be nothing so critical... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Recycle Superfund purchased equipment locally

When equipment purchased by ATSDR and used in one of eleven Regional Offices reaches the end of its useful life we are required to ship the equipment back to our headquarters in Atlanta because it was purchased with Superfund dollars. Each of the eleven offices is co-located with an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional office or the EPA Headquarters office which also has equipment purchased with Superfund dollars.... more »

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