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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing in the Great Lakes Region: A Survey of State, Municipal and Institutional Programs

Title:
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing in the Great Lakes Region: A Survey of State, Municipal and Institutional Programs

Abstract:
While the importance of products and services as a source of pollution has been increasingly recognized, it appears there has been less emphasis on promoting EPP as a tool to address this problem, in particular in the Great Lakes region. With this report, the National Wildlife Federation is attempting to address this gap. The report assesses EPP programs in the eight Great Lakes states, eight municipalities and three universities, with an emphasis on policies addressing PBT chemicals. While there are significant limitations in existing programs, there appears to be momentum toward increasing awareness of the potential for various policy tools--including environmentally preferable purchasing--to contribute to reduced toxic chemical uses and releases, and ultimately to a healthier ecosystem and economy in the Great Lakes. Researched and written by Cameron S. Lory and Amy E. Scott-Runnels of INFORM, Inc., and Michael W. Murray, Ph.D. of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). (PDF Format; Length: 64 pages)

URL:
http://www.glrppr.org/docs/NWF-EPP-Report-Feb-07.pdf

Source:
National Wildlife Federation & INFORM, Inc.

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
February 2007

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