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Department of Veterans Affairs

Recycling

We waste thousands of large plastic containers daily, simply because there is no recycling sytem in place at the VA. This includes large containers of used cranberry, lemonade, fruit punch and apple juices daily on each unit. Not to mention all the wasted paper, cardboard, aluminum etc. We should research other company's who have implemented cost saving recycling systems successfully (like Target for example) and adopt... more »

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Recycling in the VA Medical Centers

There should be recycling bins for cans and bottles in the cafeterias and vending areas. In New Jersey, there are none, and I would guess that there are many other VA Medical Centers around the country that do not have this in place either.

Also, in the offices and clinics, there does not seem to be a paper recycling process, with the exception of the shredder boxes. There is a significant amount of paper that can be... more »

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Recycling

At the VA Boston there is no visible comprehensive recycling plan. Employees use tons of recyclable products daily. Throwing away cans and bottles is a shame…but the paper is unacceptable. Almost all of the waste on my floor is paper. And right now we try to put as much paper as we can for the bins for sensitive data. But there really needs to be a can for paper and bottles on every floor. It would be very easy to implement... more »

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Going Green in style while helping others

-All vehicles to be energy efficient such as the Ford Fusion which would allow for less gas spent.

-Recycling should be done of cardboard, glass, aluminum. The funds should be put back into rewards for employees pushing for ways to save money in the form of monetary or days off.

-paper should be shredded, but recycled to be used in other ways.

-More solar panels, wind turbines and overall power saving devices.... more »

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What A Waste!

We give our veterans lots of aluminum cans of gingerale, metal cans of Ensure, plastic containers of juice; and it all goes in the trash! Can we not establish a recycling effort at the VA Hospital so all these very recyclable items can be reused in the future! Small bins in the patient rooms with the 3 choices (cans, plastic, paper) could save a ton of unnecessary waste in the regular trash, which adds to the cost of... more »

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Recycle Medication Containers

The orange medication containers that VA prescription drugs come in are #5 recyclable. If bins were located throughout the facility (by entrance/exit doors) and in the outpatient pharmacy area, people could drop off their empty medication containers, as they keep appointments or place their refill orders.
These medication containers could then be recycled and reused thus saving the VA and US citizens money, lessen... more »

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Computer recycle, reuse

Computers (laptop & desktops) are often replaced because of technology change (update) and/or minimum requirements for new software. Nevertheless many people still happy with their home PC using Windows XP even on some new computers. Computers removed from one agency can be useful in another federal/state goverment agency (schools, students, libraries, rehab programs, etc...). A 2 to 4 years old computer can be updated... more »

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