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Department of Energy

Green Trash Disposal for Federal Buildings

Recently I came upon a green way to dispose trash that may help the federal government save money on tipping fees (hauling, disposal, and landfills costs), while helping to generate supplemental electricity and heat for its buildings. There is already a new technology called the Green Energy Machine (GEM), which each unit can process 3 tons of trash daily (wood, paper, cardboard, plastics, food, and agricultural materials)... more »

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Legislative Branch

Building leases to include both trash and recycling pick up

Building leases should require the landlord to provide both trash pick up and disposal as well as recycling. It is more expensive to have everything disposed of as trash then having a portion recycled. The recycled products have a market value so their disposal if usually very low or free, while trash disposal is not. Recycling also creates more jobs than sending trash to a landfill.

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Paper Towels

We waste SO much in paper towels. We have no other option for drying our hands. The waste bins are overflowing with paper and that is just the one bathroom, on one floor, in one building. Installation of hand dryers would save serious government resources and significantly lower the physical waste coming out of government facilities.

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