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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Assessing Twenty Years of Santa Monica Sustainable Purchasing

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

Globe & Stacked Coins

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

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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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Redmond Commercial Recycling Technical Assistance

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Full Circle staff is proud to have worked with the City of Redmond since 1990, even before Full Circle existed. Through close coordination with city

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Bellevue Commercial Recycling Technical Assistance

People Spiral

In close concert with City of Bellevue Recycling Staff, the Full Circle team worked directly with hundreds of businesses to help improve their recycling and

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