Environmentally preferable products are “products and services [that] have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared to other products and services that serve the same purpose. This comparison may consider raw materials acquisition, production, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, reuse, operation, maintenance, or disposal of the product or service.” We encourage all purchasers to buy only what is needed; to chunk orders (to reduce transportation); and to purchase environmentally sustainable products when possible.
Useful Links and Resources
The Green Purchasing Guidelines from the Climate & Sustainability Action Plan
Green Seal A prominent certification organization for green products
U.S.EPA’s Environmentally Preferred Provider (EPP) Tool Suite
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