N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Publications, Guides, and News

North Carolina Publications
Availability, Cost and Performance of Recycled Paper
A DPPEA study concludes that 30 percent and higher post-consumer recycled content paper performs as well as virgin stock and is available in sufficient quantities for purchase by North Carolina government agencies at competitive prices. 1999 - 23 pages. 

North Carolina Manufacturers of Recycled Products
A directory of recycled products made in North Carolina. 1999 - 48 pages.

N.C. Recycled Products Directory
This directory was created as a reference for public and private sector buyers to purchase products from companies that either distribute, manufacture or sell recycled products in North Carolina.  1999 - 68 pages.

Guide to Buying Recycled and Environmentally Preferable Products on North Carolina State Term Contracts
Lists recycled products available on state term contract and includes vendor contact information. 1998 - 16 pages.

Doing Business with North Carolina State Agencies
Get listed as a vendor for state term contracts.  The new E-Procurement system allows agencies to purchase online through a catalog, as well as to view specific vendors that are registered to sell to North Carolina agencies.  When you complete a vendor registration form, include details pertaining to what products you carry in order to receive individual requests for specific materials. You will also receive information when new contracts are out for bid.

Greening the Government; A Guide to Implementing Executive Order 13101
Federal Executive Order 13101 is part of a serious of environmental executive orders.  It focuses on waste prevention, recycling, and federal procurement.  The guide provides information about the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines, various federal case studies, and suggestions about implementing recycling and green purchasing programs.

5 Steps to Green Purchasing for State Agencies
Information for state government green purchasing including information about buying through the state term contracts, and green purchasing online at at local supply stores.

5 Steps to Green Purchasing for Non-goverment Entities
Information for green purchasing including information about and green purchasing online at at local supply stores, and what to look out for when trying to buy green.

EPP - A Tour explains the process of developing a green purchasing policy, which elements to include, some available products, EPP resources, and where to shop for EPP products.

EPP - CRA Presentation covers the basics of green purchasing, including detailed information on state regulations, where to shop, and resources for EPPs.