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DATABASE MAKES IT EASIER TO BUY GREEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Release Date: 12/08/2000
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FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 2000

DATABASE MAKES IT EASIER TO BUY
GREEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program recently launched a web site that provides information for more than 600 products and services. The database is one of several resources that the EPP program has developed to assist government agencies in their purchase of environmentally preferable products and services, in compliance with Executive Order 13101. Organized into 50 categories from appliances to vehicles, the database is a comprehensive resource for conducting pre-solicitation market research, revising performance specifications, developing contract language, or establishing evaluation criteria. The EPP database includes more than 330 environmental standards and guidelines developed by government agencies and independent groups. There are links to hundreds of environmental purchasing resources, potential suppliers, and contracts used by federal, state, and local governments and the private sector for purchasing green products and services. The database contains information developed by leading environmental experts in EPA programs and those of other Federal and foreign agencies. More information on this program is available at: www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/database.htm

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