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Environmentally Friendly Buying Preferences
The City of Creve Coeur promotes environmentally sustainable practices by purchasing environmentally preferable products when cost, quality, variety, quantity, delivery time and any other defined specifications are not significantly inferior to competing commodities and services. Wherever possible, proposals shall provide applicable information relating to how the vendor's product is environmentally preferable. Environmentally preferable products are commodities that carry the certification of one of the following national independent environmental certifying programs:
  • EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment)
  • Energy Star
  • Environmental Choice (Canada EcoLogo)
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Green Guard for Children and Schools
  • Green Seal
  • Green-e
  • USDA Organic
Or that assume one or more of the following qualities to a greater degree than comparable commodities or services:
  • Bio-based
  • Biodegradable
  • Carcinogen-free
  • Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) free
  • Compostable
  • Durable or reusable
  • Energy efficient
  • Heavy metal free
  • Less hazardous
  • Low volatile organic compound (VOC) content
  • Low-toxicity
  • Made from rapidly renewable materials
  • Persistent, bio-accumulative toxic (BPT) free
  • Procured from vendors and contractors that follow green policies in their operations
  • Produced locally or regionally
  • Recyclable
  • Recycled content
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reduced packaging, especially polystyrene
  • Refurbished
  • Resource efficiency
  • Upgradeable
  • Water efficient

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