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Recycle plastics at deployed locations.

We should implement recycling of all recyclable materials on military installations, but specifically in forward operating locations where the climate is extremely hot (where feasible). For example, in my current location, I use an average of 12 bottles of water a day. Assuming that most other members are drinking the same amount, which is a huge amount of plastics just being thrown away every day. If we could sell... more »

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Use of recycled water for irrigation

The command I work at is about 1 mile from the sewage treatment plant. After treatment the water can be used for industrial uses but doesn't meet the drinking water standard. I suggest the water from the plant be piped over for irrigation of lawns, cooling, steam and other industial uses. This would save the command from buying city water. If not reused, the treated water is discharged into the bay by the treatment... more »

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Recycling program

We waste billions of dollars every year consuming resources that should be marked as non-expendable. Many other countries make it mandatory that trash gets recycled. We can start by making it mandatory that government facilities recycle. We can do away with all trash cans and install a huge recycling bin in the buildings. We, government imployees, are all trained to keep a clean working environment. If there isn't trash... more »

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Save money, save paper

Cut back on paper use and waste to save money and help save earth's forests. By assigning a recycling program and program monitor to major government agencies, we can collect the used paper and spot trends in wasteful use of resources (i.e. paper). The monitor can see which specific departments are wasting the most paper and instill new policies to reduce such waste, such as requiring said departments to use their shop... more »

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Commissary and BX savings

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.

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Recycled and Synthetic lubricants

Transition to a blend of Recycled and Synthetic lubricants for Army Wheeled Vehicles. At least one American Oil company already produces a motor oil that is a synthetic-recycled blend. Adjust the frequency of oil change intervals to match the longer useful life of a synthetic oil (TACOM study can confirm best extended interval, 2-3 times longer than convention oils. Oil would be more expensive but cost would be more... more »

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