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  • B+
    Green Team Roundtable
    July 8, 2009
  • What does NCBB do to reduce its environmental impact?
    • Adopted official recycling policy:
    -The Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCBB) is determined to make reducing the amount of material being sent to the local landfill a company wide priority beginning in 2008.
    -Organizational PPP # 1049 refers to the corporate policy.
    • Employee Orientation includes 5-10 minute powerpoint
  • Information from employee orientation- powerpoint:
    What we recycle:
    Aluminum Cans
    Office Paper
    Mixed paper (junk mail, catalogs, magazines etc)
    Plastic (juice bottles, pop bottles, milk jugs, platelet and double red cell kits and much more)
    Wooden pallets
    News Papers
    Styrofoam (peanuts and more)
    Ink Cartridges
    Metal of all types
    Fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts
    Cell phones/pop can tabs
  • What can you do to help:
    Learn where to place recyclables. ASK if you don’t know
    Learn what is recyclable
    Feel free to suggest item to be recycled
    DON’T throw it away if it can be recycled
    Make the effort to support the cause
  • Company Logo
    Used internally and on mobile drives for recycle containers.
    (also seen by donors/public)
    created internally by the graphics department
  • Examples of FYI Articles/Pictures
    (employee newsletter)
    LOOK what WE kept OUT of the landfill!!!
    15.3 lbs of ink cartridges3 lbs cell phones/accessories1.6 lbs of pop can tabs
    Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyLeukemia and Lymphoma Society Ronald McDonald House-Omaha
    Thanks to staff and donors from ALL FOUR locations for their recycling efforts.
    A special shout out to the lab for weighing AND converting from grams to pounds:
    Thanks Angela N, Heather B and Sean R!!!
    A message from the recycling committee:
    Thanks to the efforts from staff at all four sites and mobiles during 2008, the NCBB recycled a record number of materials.  Here are our totals from Recycling Enterprises, Retro-Fit Recycling, The UPS Store, and some in-house numbers.
    Cardboard – 17,710 #
    Mixed Papers – 6,155 #
    Magazines – 296 #
    Plastics – 3,190 #
    Aluminum cans  - 355 #
    Styrofoam – 150 #, that’s a lot of strofoam
    Wooden Pallets – 30
    Used Donor Beds – 5
    Used Ice Machine – 1
    Used computer and electronics – 787 #
    Rechargeable batteries – 13
    Regular batteries – 15 #
    Fluorescent bulbs – 91
    PCP filled ballasts – 6
    Thanks to everyone that helped.
    With increased awareness and participation, we can expect even bigger numbers in 2009.
  • Our Successes
    • More employee participation
    • Community Involvement
    • Recognition
    • Visibility
  • Community Involvement
    • Member of WasteCap Nebraska, since in 2008
    • EPA recognized WasteWise Partner, 2008
    • Member Better Business Bureau, 2000
  • Recognition
    Member of the Year Award, WasteCap Nebraska, 2008
    Award of Excellence, Keep Nebraska Beautiful, 2008
  • Our Obstacles
    • Budget
    • 100% Participation/Support
    • Awareness/Understanding
    • Space
    • Convenience
  • Environmental programs
    Recycle Yourself: The Ultimate Act of Recycling
    (info at www.wastecapne.org)
  • Other Environmentally-Friendly Projects
    • Light bulbs are being changed out to CFB bulbs which require less wattage and last longer
    • Thermostats are on timers that lower the set points at night and on weekends.
    • Restroom lights are also connected to motion sensors to avoid being left on for long periods of time.
    • Operations areas (1st Floor) at 84th Street utilizing new technology: ground water heat pump system (GWHP)-also connected system to computer server room to add cooling.
    • Landscaping has undergone changes to plants that do not require frequent watering, as well as the use of mulch to help conserve moisture.
  • New landscaping project is in the works:
    Looking for a volunteer group (Lincoln Green Scene) to help replace existing planting beds and convert to perennial rock gardens with low moisture/native plants that require very low maintenance/financial support.
  • NCBB Stats
    • 100 employees
    • Four locations/four mobile vehicles
    Recycle Committee to become Green Team:
    • currently three members
    • working on membership from each department
    • will promote employee suggestions/involvement
    Ex: now recycle plastic packaging from collection kits that was previously thrown out.