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Environmental Protection

Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), Resources

Please give preference to acquisition of green products where feasible:

  • Low or no toxic hazardous chemicals
  • Non-ozone depleting substances
  • Bio-based products
  • Recycled content products
  • Energy Star and FEMP Approved Equipment
  • EPEAT-registered electronics (computers, monitors, laptops)
  • Water efficient products
  • Alternative fuels
  • Renewable energy

Useful Web Links

EPA's Buying Green for Federal Purchasers:

EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guideline Program:

City of San Francisco's Green Purchasing Database:

Green chemicals (janitorial cleaners, hand soaps, degreasers, paints and coatings) and construction materials, Green Seal certified:

Lab chemical alternatives, MIT's Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard:

UL Spot Sustainable Products Information

Substitutes for ozone depleting substances (EPA’s SNAP program): 

GSA Advantage (select "Environmental Products" under Special Programs):

Sustainably harvested wood products, Forest Stewardship Council: 

Water conservation, EPA's Waste Sense: 

List of Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) certified electronics: 

Bio-based products, USDA's Biopreferred program:

Certified compostable products, Biodegradable Products Institute: 

Energy Star products: 

Energy-Efficient Product Procurement: 

State of California’s EPP resource links and information:

Green construction, Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers:

Low VOC carpets and adhesives, Green Label:


For general office and industrial supplies, several of SLAC’s suppliers highlight eco-friendly products in their catalogs and have customer service representatives that can help you with choosing sustainable products. Contact SLAC Purchasing for more information.


Reuse Reuse means re-using a product without modifying or altering it.  For SLAC owned items no longer needed, including equipment and office products, submit items to SLAC Salvage who will look for re-use, sales, transfer, and recycling options. Salvage also has items available for re-issue. If you have unused and unexpired excess chemicals that may be reusable, look around your organization to see if someone else can use them or contact the Hazardous Materials Program Manager for help in finding a user.

At home, find or advertise free items in your local community


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