USACHPPM - Readiness thru Health. Green Procurement. Introduction to Green Procurement and Training for Federal Purchase Card Holders. Pat Rippey. U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. What do we mean by “ Green Procurement ”?.
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there are no
that I can buy
The products we’ve
work just fine!
Our focus is ourtraining mission.
Buying green is just not a priority
August 27, 2004, Updated 2008
Old blue jeans
Potato starch and limestone
Plastic drink bottles
Wheat straw or jute
Cotton seed lint or
crushed walnut shellsA Second Life!Match the product on the left with the recycled/biobased product on the right
Food service packaging
Park benches and clothing
Coffee cups and tableware
Purchasing recycled products is the key to completing the recycling loop!
Typical Post-consumer materials
Type of plastic commonly used in milk and water jugs (#2)
A hard, brittle, generally transparent or translucent material formed from the rapid cooling of liquefied minerals
A lightweight, silver-white, metallic element that makes up approximately 7 percent of the Earth's crust
A strong, durable material made of iron and carbon, often used as a component in cans and as a structural material in constructionTest your knowledge of Recyclable Materials
IT'S THE LAW
And Recovery Act
13423 and 13514
2002 Farm Bill
Energy Policy Act 2005
Is available only at an unreasonable price
Will not meet reasonable performance standards
Is unavailable within a reasonable timeframe or at a sufficient level of competitionExceptions
Called a written
Cement and concrete
Consolidated and reprocessed latex paint
Shower and restroom dividers
Railroad grade crossings/surfaces
Modular Threshold Ramps
Roofing MaterialsCONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS
Binders (paper, plastic covered)
Office recycling containers
Office waste receptacles
Plastic desktop accessories
Plastic trash bags
Solid plastic binders
Plastic clip portfolios
Plastic file folders
Plastic presentation foldersNON-PAPER OFFICE PRODUCTS
DESIGNATED CPG ITEMS:
Buy all your HDPE plastic binders with 90% recovered content!
This card was Recycled
Soybean powered Agricultural
Research Service tour bus
Carpet and upholstery cleaners
Parts wash solutionsExamples of Designated Items under the BioPreferred Program
Class I ODSs
is a search
category in the GSA
This takes you to the
Alerts will come up if compliant electronic products are not selected
Certified by EPA to possess energy efficient attributes such as low standby power, auto shut-off, less energy usage, or use of rechargeable power source
Not processed or manufactured with synthetic (and petroleum derived) pesticides and fertilizers, antibiotics, genetic engineering, irradiation or sewage sludge
Meets strict environmental performance criteria for desktops, laptops, and monitors
Will disintegrate in the disposal environment in a reasonable amount of time
BiodegradableHow Well Do You Know Your Labels?
content paper and it works
great! We found lots of other
recycled items in the catalog
We’ve switched to a
water-based parts cleaner.
Now I don’t worry as much
about health effects.
Our supply sergeant is buying
some biobased lubricants
and cleaners for the shop. They
work just as well as the old stuff.