Showing 6 ideas for tag "elimiate papers waste"

Department of Veterans Affairs

BIG savings from a Small town.

I have several ideas but here's just a few. Our printer alone prints out 30-50 pieces of paper per day that are either not ours or not significant. We have 450 printers in our VA medical center! Our printer alone is spewing off over 10,000 unused/unwanted copies per year, take that times 450 printers! We averaged the waist to be nearly $30,000 per year. Just for our small town facility. Can you imagine the waste? Also... more »

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Department of Commerce

Email Only! Handouts of Presentations

Every day government employees create engaging power point presentations, The common practice now is to print out enough handouts for all attendees. This is often binders full of reports, etc. I propose that the new "norm" consist of paper free presentations. If attendees would like to request the presentation, they can do so via email. Then the presentation can be emailed to them as a pdf that they can read on... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reduce Paper wastage

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The Problem within the Federal Government(taking USCG as an Example) is that we tend to attend lot of presentations and meetings. This in turn leads to plenty of documents such as memo's,manuals, presentations and training materials being printed for each individual. Many a times these documents are seldom or never looked at after the meetings/trainings and hence often end up as junk documents on table tops/racks/thrash... more »

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Department of Transportation

Use eREADERS for Email instead of printers, paper and toner

Use eREADERS for Email instead of printers, paper and tonerThe cost of keeping and maintaining printers to spit out paper documents is a major money sinkhole in the Department. The paper stacks up on your desk, to be eventually filed away (never to be seen again) or shredded, with little long term value other than compost.

Instead, a modern eINK, 3G/4G wireless eREADER can cost as little as 100 bucks and can contain... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Fax machines are soo 1985

Axe the fax! Federal agencies have the ability to send and receive scanned documents via email through secure systems. Eliminate the use of the fax machine across the Federal Government! Doing so will erase all fax machine purchases and repair costs and reduce the amount agencies spend on toner, telephone lines, and long distance calls. Imagine the savings!

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