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Greening Government Procurement

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Executive Order 13101 require the government to purchase items containing recovered (recycled) materials to the maximum extent possible on certain items. U.S. EPA, as the lead agency in this effort, provides information to assist in accomplishing this requirement.

To view the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines click www.epa.gov/cpg.

Executive Order 13101 provides for Executive agencies to go beyond CPG and adopt Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP). To learn more about EPP, go to www.epa.gov/oppt/epp.

"click here to learn more about Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP)

The US EPA issued a Blanket Purchase Agreement under a Federal Supply Schedule (October 2003) to purchase office products that meet the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) for items designated by RCRA. To review the statement of work, which includes requirements for Environmentally Preferred Purchasing , click Sample Office Supply BPA Statement of Work  (PDF, 13 pp, 146K,   About PDF)

For questions about this BPA contact Karen Richardson at 202-564-4378 or by email richardson.karen@epa.gov


Environmentally preferrable purchasing questions contact the EPP Program Specialist, Holly Elwood at 202-564-8854 by e-mail elwood.holly@epa.gov

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