Sustainable Acquisition

Green Purchasing Toolkit

USDA will provide a procurement preference for recycled content, ENERGY STAR®-qualified, Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated, low standby power, bio based, environmentally preferable, Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)-registered, water efficient, non-ozone depleting, and non-toxic or less toxic products. This preference shall be established in all USDA contracts as appropriate.

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