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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Greening Your Purchase of Carpet

Greening Your Purchase of Carpet

Geared toward government purchasers but applicable to the private sector as well, this environmentally preferable purchasing guide discusses key environmental and health issues, lifecycle and tradeoff issues, materials used in carpet, the federal EPP authority and mandate, guiding principles for making environmentally friendly purchases, some questions to consider when deciding upon a purchase of carpet, standards and specifications, and resources for further information.


US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
March 2004

Associated Sectors:

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).


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