We will protect and improve the environment by giving preference to green products and services. We will consider the following factors in acquisition planning for all procurements and in the evaluation and award of contracts: "elimination of virgin material requirements; use of biobased products; use of recovered materials; reuse of product; life cycle cost; recyclability; use of environmentally preferable products; waste prevention (including toxicity reduction or elimination); and ultimate disposal."
Green Cleaning at USDA HQ's
The Performance Work Statement for the Custodial Services and Waste Removal contract at the Headquarters Complex now focuses on the use of green cleaning products and processes. Green cleaning affects all aspects of cleaning to include stewardship; communication; the selection of cleaning chemicals, janitorial equipment, paper, and supplies; procedures and methods in which the cleaning is accomplished; pollution prevention strategies; and other opportunities that when used reduce the impact on the environment. The janitorial contract requires green cleaning products and processes that include, but are not limited to, products containing recycled content, environmentally preferable products and services, biobased products, and products and services that minimize the use of energy, water, and other resources.
Greening our Operations
The Performance Work Statement for Operations and Maintenance Services at the Headquarters Complex now contains green purchasing language. Section C emphasizes the procurement of recycled content and environmentally preferable products.
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The Performance Work Statement of Food Services at the Headquarters Complex now contains green purchasing language. Section C emphasizes the procurement of recycled content and environmentally preferable products.
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