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Benefits from Purchasing Green : 

Benefits from Purchasing Green purchasing collection manufacturing Creates recycling markets Saves energy Conserves resources Saves money Saves landfill space Reduces pollution Creates jobs Provides incentive for manufacturers to alter processes Promotes environmental stewardship Purchasing recycled products completes the recycling loop!

GREEN AGENDA : 

GREEN AGENDA WHAT ARE THE GREEN LAWS LEARN WHO ARE THE ‘GREEN POLICE’ INCREASE THE MARKET FOR “GREEN COMMODITIES AND/OR SERVICES” WHAT IS THE FINE FOR NOT BEING “GREEN”

What Is Green Purchasing : 

What Is Green Purchasing Purchase of products and services that conserve our precious resources, such as: Recycled products (i.e. CPG items) Energy Star and energy-efficient products Alternative fuel vehicles/alternative fuels Biobased products Non-ozone depleting substances Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Low or non-toxic or hazardous chemicals Electronics with environmental preferable attributes (i.e. Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool – EPEAT)

Why Green? : 

Why Green? Conserve natural resources and minimize our environmental “footprint” Create markets for recycled content and agricultural materials Create jobs Save energy Long Term - Save $$$/Avoid costs (ROI) Reduce pollution Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Reduce liability Legal requirements 4

GREEN AGENDA : 

GREEN AGENDA WHAT ARE THE GREEN LAWS LEARN WHO ARE THE ‘GREEN POLICE’ INCREASE THE MARKET FOR “GREEN COMMODITIES AND/OR SERVICES” WHAT IS THE FINE FOR NOT BEING “GREEN”

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www.gsa.gov/green

When there are Green Purchasing Requirements, who Is Required to Comply? : 

When there are Green Purchasing Requirements, who Is Required to Comply? Procurement/Contracting Officers Purchase Card Users and Trainers Acquisition Program Personnel Technical Reps Contractors End Users

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Commonly Bought Green Items EPA: 1. Information Technology (IT) equipment/products 2. Office Supplies/Products 3. Novelty Items 4. Awards/Plaques 5. Paper (Office) Note: This list is not all inclusive GSA Global Supply: 1. Paper towels - CPG compliant (recovered material content) 2. Hand soap – Biobased, per USDA 3. Disinfectant - Biodegradable per EPA/OECD test methods 4. Dish detergent - Biodegradable per EPA/OECD test methods 5. Thermal insulation blankets - CPG complaint (recovered material content) Note: This list is not all inclusive

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Commonly Bought Green Items DFW Airport 1. Vehicles 2. Paper and Paper Products 3. Non-Paper Office Products 4. Electronic and Electrical Equipment 5. Energy Note: This list is not all inclusive City of Dallas 1. Cleaner 2. Antifreeze 3. Degreaser 4. Disinfectant Floor Finish Note: This list is not all inclusive

Why Green? : 

Why Green? Conserve natural resources and minimize our environmental “footprint” Create markets for recycled content and agricultural materials Create jobs Save energy Long Term - Save $$$/Avoid costs (ROI) Reduce pollution Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Reduce liability Legal requirements 20

Benefits from Purchasing Green : 

Benefits from Purchasing Green purchasing collection manufacturing Creates recycling markets Saves energy Conserves resources Saves money Saves landfill space Reduces pollution Creates jobs Provides incentive for manufacturers to alter processes Promotes environmental stewardship Purchasing recycled products completes the recycling loop!

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