Environmental Preferable Purchasing Program (EP³)
On October 29, 2008, the City Manager issued Administrative Directive 2.04 which requires City departments to consider products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products that serve the same purpose. Characteristics of Environmentally Preferable Products (EPPs) include: alternative energy sources, bio-based, biodegradable, compostable, high recycled content, low toxicity, low volatile organic compounds, pollution and waste reduction, recyclable, repairable, resource efficient, and reusable.
EP³ is administered by the City of Keene's Finance Department. This site provides information and resources on how to incorporate EP³ into the City of Keene's purchasing practices and successfully implement A.D. 2.04 related to environmentally preferable purchasing, including the benefits of EPPs, citywide contracts offering EPPs, EPP product information, documents, tools, and more.
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