Here are some simple ways you can reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill
These are very simple tips you can do right away to save energy.
Following these steps will reduce the amount of paper and ink you use every day.
With the dreaded Los Angeles commute, carpooling and vanpooling is a great way to get to and from work through this busy and congested city. You are not only avoiding the stresses of being stuck in the daily gridlock, you are also helping reduce the amount of pollutants that enter into the atmosphere from transportation.
These programs make it easy to help you get started:
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans discard 125 million phones each year, creating 65,000 tons of waste. Throwing electronic waste in the trash is bad for the environment. Electronics contain hazardous materials, such as, lead and chromium. Making sure they are disposed of properly will avoid land, air, and water pollution.
Your old phones, computers, or other electronics can be taking to an electronic recycling center. You can also bring your electronics to the UCLA S.A.F.E. (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, Electronics) Collection Center available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Another option for your old cell phone is to take it to a local wireless communication provider. Many providers offer take-back/donation options.
Leaky faucets can waste thousands of gallons of water each year. If you see one in one of our facilities, contact Health System Facilities by logging on to the Support Services Center website and place a service request.
Reusable bags are a great way to reduce waste. According to the EPA, 88 percent of single-use plastic bags never get recycled. They are not only an eyesore on the side of the road, they are often found in the ocean causing negative impacts to sea life.