Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is an important step toward making sustainability a reality on our campus.
EPP is a strategy that seeks to procure products and services with a reduced or minimal environmental impact as compared to other similar products/services that serve the same purpose.
EPP considerations include:
- Reduction of energy consumption, toxicity, air and water pollution impact
- Materials efficiency (such as packaging)
- Minimizing disposal impact at the end of useful life
- Buying Green
What To Look For
Environmentally preferable products are generally:
- Less toxic
- Minimally polluting
- More energy efficient
- With higher recycled content
- With less packaging