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Decrease the number of Office Garbage Bins

Most offices and work stations have their own garbage bins (with a plastic bag) and a recycling bin. This mean that every night, custodial has to empty these bins and often replace the plastic garbage bag. Remove all of the indivuals garbage and recycling bins and put them in one ore more central place depending on the size of the office. This mean less garbage plastic bags and more time for custodial to do other stuff. ...more »

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McGill should have a place where each Department or Unit can post items or furniture or materials and supplies they no longer need or use, all or some of these items might be of use or value to another Department or Unit. If there is a justification, a fair market value cost could also be changed to the Department taking the goods crediting the Fund of the selling Unit. We discard a lot of items that are often still ...more »

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Admin Paper waste - going paper less

Consumption of paper by administration is discouraging. Everybody keep track of every transaction, conversation, decision by printing on a piece of paper, often time single side. I know everybody is backing oneself in case of audit but still. For example, I just received a PO cancellation documentation: 21 single side pages of email conversation... McGill should start a pilot program for paper-less administration. Equip ...more »

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Create service for research equipment maintenance

Every 2 years new research machinery gets bought from grants, but these grants don't provide the funding or training for upkeep, maintenance, or upgrading. McGill now has thousands and thousands of tonnes of lab equipment that's collecting dust because they have broken down, become obsolete in two years, or research interests have shifted. We need a system in place to maintain this machinery, reuse it, or supervise the ...more »

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