recycled, recyclable materials, like remanufactured toner cartridges.
2. Buy products with minimal packaging.
3. Buy goods in returnable containers that can be recycled when they begin to wear out.
4. Whenever possible, buy products in bulk to reduce packaging. Purchasers of bulk
commodities must have facilities to handle products and to contain hazardous ones in
the event of a spill.
5. When buying in bulk, avoid purchasing more of the product than can be used within the
specified shelf life.
6. Buy products shipped with recycled/recyclable packaging.
7. Avoid disposable items and buy products that can be refilled and reused. Tape
dispensers, mechanical pencils, pens, and reusable coffee filters are a few examples.
What You Can Do
8. Reduce the amount of waste that you generate by using only what you need and using
products until the end of their useful lives.
9. Reuse products whenever possible.
10. Reuse packaging.
11. If you have paper that cannot be recycled, consider shredding it and using it for
12. Recycle cans, paper, toner cartridges, newspapers, corrugated cardboard, and other
materials that are picked up at the office.
13. Arrange with DGS' Recycling Office for special pick-ups or to drop off recyclable
products that are not picked up at work regularly, such as computers and equipment,
appliances, compact discs (CDs), and motor oil
14. Try to repair broken products before buying new ones.
15. When you no longer need or want a product, donate it to a charity or community rather
than throwing it away in accordance with Commonwealth requirements.
for a list of agency recycling