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StopWaste Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy

The StopWaste Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy was enacted to:

  • conserve natural resources,
  • minimize environmental impacts such as pollution and use of water and energy,
  • eliminate or reduce toxics that create hazards to workers and our community,
  • support strong recycling markets,
  • reduce materials that are landfilled,
  • increase the use and availability of environmentally preferable products that protect the environment,
  • identify environmentally preferable products and distribution systems,
  • reward manufacturers and vendors that reduce environmental impacts in their production and distribution systems,
  • create a model for successfully purchasing environmentally preferable products that encourages other purchasers in our community to adopt similar goals.