Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Globe in Shopping Cart

If you buy it, they will come—it could be the EPEAT program driving computer manufacturers to make major design changes or the National Parks revisiting their building materials. Purchasing power is a demonstrated driver in encouraging recycled-content and otherwise environmentally-preferable products.

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EnviroStars Recruitment and Support

EnviroStars is a free program that offers rebates, resources, and incentives to businesses who take action to protect the environment and employee health and safety.

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Packaging Life Cycle Assessment & Footprint Analysis

EPA is looking to apply LCA methods and tools to identify the environmental impacts of packaging materials, and support the adoption of Sustainable Materials Management

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Assessing Twenty Years of Santa Monica Sustainable Purchasing

The City of Santa Monica has long been a pioneer in sustainable purchasing. The City’s early efforts were documented in a thorough 1998 report

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Climate Change Reduction through Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing

The West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum — created by EPA Region 9 — developed a “toolkit” of resources and strategies to help public

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King County Green Schools Program

We provided direct technical assistance to King County’s Green Schools Program—now comprising over 400 schools and 11 school districts. Participating schools receive recognition for improving

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The Case for Waste Prevention: A Guide for Legal Professionals

“This guidebook—written by lawyers for lawyers—is concise, well-written, and full of creative ideas about waste prevention,” said a Seattle City Council member of this guide.

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Re-Refined Oil Market Development

Full Circle has devoted considerable time to used oil policy and program development. Core projects included expansion of used oil collection infrastructure, developing award-winning public

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Used Oil and HHW Collection, Outreach & Education

This broadly recognized program—documented in a peer reviewed journal and a nationally-distributed trade magazine—has achieved a recycling rate above 90% for used motor oil from

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National Parks Green Purchasing Assistance

Full Circle staff works closely with the National Park Service to expand implementation of environmental purchasing activities at headquarter and regional levels as well as

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Federal Electronics Challenge

The Federal Electronics Challenge (FEC) is a partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to: purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products

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