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Green Purchasing

LANL is committed to purchasing and using environmentally preferable products.

Contact  

  • Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
  • P.O. Box 1663 MS K491
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-3792
  • Email

Purchasing Green Products

Our goal is to purchase items that contain recycled content except when the items are not available at a reasonable price or do not meet performance standards.

Environmentally preferable means products or services that have a smaller effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

What are green products?

Green products are ideally:

  • Reusable
  • Recycled - containing post-consumer material or recovered material
  • Recyclable - consisting of components that can be completely recycled
  • Bio-based
  • Bio-degradable
  • Energy efficient
  • Water or energy conserving
  • Free of pollutants
  • Packaged with minimal materials