Updated: Sep 6, 2022
Have a sustainable purchasing policy or recommendations
Examples and Templates:
For further tips about easing into green purchasing, visit NASPO's Green Purchasing Guide website
Additional points are awarded if your company does its best to:
Buying from local vendors first.
Reduces emissions associated with transportation and supports the local economy
Requiring products with recycled content.
Supporting the recycling market doesn't just mean recycling material, but also
purchasing the products made from recycled content
Buying reusable or durable goods over disposable.
Reduces the waste and cost associated with buying disposable goods
Requiring supplies when possible to be delivered with minimal/recycled packaging.
Simply asking suppliers if they have green shipping options can help reduce
unnecessary packaging waste
Having a centralized supply ordering system and/or buying in bulk when possible.
Having one person in charge of ordering supplies helps to consolidate multiple
shipments into one and allows supplies to be ordered in bulk, reducing transportation
emissions and packaging waste