In March 2011 my work has been geared toward familiarizing myself with Global Links’ medical supply sorting processes and recycling streams, community outreach for recycling events and implementing a new macro-sorting system. My primary goal for the year is to assist in reducing the amount donation backlog by being an integral part of their new macro-sorting system. After a few experimental sorting sessions, we formulated a structured macro-sort procedure for volunteers and by the end of the month we were able implement the new system with volunteers, which resulted in the elimination of our blue bag back log. In the coming months I hope to lead more volunteers in our sorting process and begin cutting into the back log in boxes. I also began collecting data on the waste and recycling steams to help Global Links accurately assess their environmental impact and carbon footprint and promoted our upcoming recycling collection events to community and faith based organizations. The rest of my time was spent working with volunteer coordinators, Health Corps members and medical supply assistants to guide me though the entire life of a donated item; where it comes from, where it gets sorted, and how it gets packed up and ready for shipment.