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GLRPPR Sector Resource: State and Local Government Pioneers: How State and Local Governments Are Implementing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices

Title:
State and Local Government Pioneers: How State and Local Governments Are Implementing Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Practices

Abstract:
This report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program highlights the efforts of more than forty state and local governments to implement environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) programs. It explores how these governments have incorporated environmental concerns into a wide variety of purchasing efforts and product categories. Topics covered include introductory information and the definition of environmentally preferable purchasing, "beyond buy recycled," EPP strategies, product evaluation, additional observations about EPP programs, some updates on early EPP pioneers, and resources for further information. Case studies are included from all the Great Lakes states. (PDF Format; Length: 68 pages)

URL:
http://epa.gov/epp/pubs/case/statenlocal.pdf

Source:
U.S. EPA EPP Program

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
November 2000

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