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Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Honolulu, HI, FY04, $30,000
State Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Project

The State of Hawaii supported and tracked state agency environmentally preferable purchasing. During the project, the state's survey found that 90% of State agency office paper purchases have recycled content paper and more than $750,000 was spent overall on recycled content products. The paper purchases alone resulted in the following environmental savings:

  • 1,628 trees
  • 488,460 gallons of water
  • 286,089 kilowatt hours of electricity
  • 4,187 pounds of air pollution
Green purchasing resources developed

Contact:
Timonie Hood
(hood.timonie@epa.gov)
(415) 972-3282

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