Municipal WGP Draft Credit 5: Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement (x points)

Intent:

To encourage and increase the procurement of recycled content and other environmentally preferable products (EPP*).

Requirements:

Tier 1: Demonstrate procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 10% of the department’s budget.

Tier 2: Demonstrate procurement of products that meet EPP requirements for a minimum of 25% of the department’s budget.

Potential Strategies

  • Utilize an open database of ‘preferred’ alternative chemicals, materials, and processes to help companies reformulate products to make them more circular
  • Establish procurement guidelines to label products as compostable or other definitional labels

*EPP criteria should be consistent with EPA guidelines for environmentally preferable products as outlined in Federal Executive Order 13693 [sections TBD, or other comparable EPP criteria.] or demonstrated through life cycle assessment.

 

 

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