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
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
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
Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
1326 5th Ave., Suite 650
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206-223-1151/Fax: 206-223-1165
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