- Use computers to reduce paper use
- Use bulletin boards and routing slips, share infrequently-used
products, maintain central filing systems and libraries to discourage
duplicate files and publications.
- Do without when it makes sense: Eliminate fax cover sheets or
use fax labels
- Update mailing and distribution lists and eliminate outdated
- Think "minimum impact" when ordering equipment or designing
- Rechargeable batteries
- Fluorescent or sodium lights
- Copiers that can easily duplex
- Plain paper faxes
- Reusable bank deposit bags
- Inter-office envelopes for vendors
- Bulk containers
- Permanent plantings for landscaping
- Mulching-type lawn mowers
- Use labels to extend product life, e.g. on binders, file boxes,
- Return excess or reusable supplies to a central supply cabinet
for use by others
- Focus on equipment maintenance and repair
- Use salvage operations. Shop warehouses first before ordering
new items and send your own usable discards to reuse centers
- Sell what you can (e.g. steel drums) to reconditioners
- Use waste exchanges, particularly if you have excess or unusual
- Donate what you cannot sell
- Consolidate and use products completely
- Use paper wisely
- Use trash can liners until dirty rather than disposing every
time trash cans are emptied.
- Combine leftover small amounts of oil and lubricants rather
than disposing; use a dispenser with a spigot if an opened
product needs to be protected.
- Save blank labels from pre-printed sets for other uses.
Print directly onto envelopes instead of using labels.