[GRRN] green purchasing guide

From: Jim Dipeso (jdipeso@pprc.org)
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 19:46:57 EDT

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    NEWS RELEASE
    July 26, 2000

    PPRC PUBLISHES RESOURCE GUIDE
    FOR GREEN PURCHASING

    The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) has posted
    an on-line resource guide that will help businesses and government agencies
    implement environmentally preferred, or "green" purchasing programs.

    Green purchasing is a strategy that more businesses are using to reduce
    costs, improve supply chain management, win over customers, and distinguish
    themselves in the marketplace. The public sector is turning to green
    purchasing as a way to build markets for environmentally preferred products,
    and to set an example by "walking the talk."

    The PPRC resource guide, on line at
    http://www.pprc.org/pprc/pubs/topics/envpurch.html, describes the benefits
    of green purchasing, and offers an annotated compendium of resources. They
    include:

    General resources from government agencies, non-profit organizations, trade
    associations and others. These resources include guidance on setting up
    programs, product guides, "how-to" product selection tools, policies, and
    other helpful material.
    Listserves for sharing information and learning from others
    Case studies
    Certification sources for obtaining credible, objective information about
    products advertised as green
    Guides to product categories, including buildings, vehicles, cleaners,
    office equipment, paper products, and others.

    We invite you to have a look. We welcome your feedback, and if you find our
    site useful, please pass this note on to your colleagues.

    PPRC is the leading source of unbiased pollution prevention information in
    the Northwest. PPRC is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively
    with business, government and other sectors to promote environmental
    protection through pollution prevention, by sharing ideas, identifying
    opportunities and catalyzing projects. Find out more about the work we do by
    visiting http://www.pprc.org.

    Jim DiPeso
    Communications Director
    Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
    1326 5th Ave., Suite 650
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Tel: 206-223-1151/Fax: 206-223-1165
    jdipeso@pprc.org
    http://www.pprc.org



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