Sustainable Procurement Resources: Safer Chemicals
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Tools You Can Use
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|Use it to:
|Chemicals of Concern
|Information on the uses and environmental + human health impacts of common chemicals of concern.
|Ecolabels and Standards
|Table of ecolabels, standards, and certifications that address chemicals of concern.
|EPA Recommended Ecolabels
|Lists of reputable certifications/ecolabels for products. Note that some of these (such as USDA Biopreferred) do not include safer chemicals requirements.
|US Environmental Protection Agency
|Sustainable Facilities Tool (SFTool)
|Comprehensive resource for federal purchasers, and useful for others. Includes sample bid language, available certifications, and lists of compliant products for some product categories (See carpet for example – click on the green box).
|US General Services Administration
|Understanding Packaging Scorecard
|A free, easy-to-use web-based tool to assess the sustainability impacts of common foodware and food packaging choices.
|Single Use Materials Decelerator
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