How to Purchase Sustainable Products
There are several Federal resources for purchasing sustainable products. The DoD Electronic Mall (EMALL) offers products that are energy efficient, water conserving, made with recovered/biobased content, or have other environmentally preferable characteristics. Sustainable products are easily identified in DoD EMALL with a ‘green tree’ logo. Purchasers can also refine searches for sustainable products in DoD EMALL by selecting the ‘green tree’ icon under General Attributes. This will allow purchasers to shop specifically for products that are environmentally preferable. For more information on purchasing sustainable products from DoD EMALL, Click Here.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have created several resources to assist customers in the procurement of sustainable products. These resources included training materials and guidelines for identifying sustainable products.
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