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The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
The paper examines the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program and compares it to other, similar, national and international programs.
# 111330 | 2,065 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US


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Description:

The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program was launched in 1993 by the US government with the aim of encouraging government agencies to give purchasing preference to products based on their environmental and health impact. The paper's author describes and discusses the operation of the program since its conception. The writer of the paper then goes on to describe other organizations both in the US and internationally that work to encourage government and commercial concerns to purchase environmentally friendly and healthy products.

From the Paper:

"Naturally, other nations have made attempts to create environmentally advantageous partnerships between government purchasers and suppliers. Efforts in Asia are largely being led by the International Green Purchasing Network, a Japanese organization that is designed to facilitate environmentally conscious purchasing among governmental and private industries. Structurally, IGPN is designed to have a global impact. According to the IGPN Web site, while the organization is chaired by a University of Tokyo professor, citizens from Malaysia, Korea, Sweden, the United States and several other nations occupy key positions on IGPN's advisory boards and management committees. IGPN regularly holds trade fairs and seminars in other nations, particularly Asian countries, where rapidly growing economies are causing environmental stress. IGPN differs from the EPP program in that a large part of its mission is promotional. It promotes the development of green products and, according to its Web site, has helped implement green labeling in a handful of countries, such as Korea, to make the identification of environmentally friendly products easier. Further, through its trade shows and training, IGPN works to facilitate connections between green companies and potential purchasers, and also helps train companies on how to purchase in a more environmentally conscious manner. Another key difference between IGPN and the EPP program, of course, is that IGPN focuses on building coalition partners around the world."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "DOE's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant" (2007). United States Environmental Protection Agency Web site. Retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/case/wipp2.htm.
  • "Environmentally preferable purchasing" (2007). United States Environmental Protection Agency Web site. Retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/about/about.htm.
  • "Federal government" (No date). North Carolina State University Business and Technology Extension Service Web site. Retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.sbtdc.org/services/fed_government.asp.
  • "Final guidance on environmentally preferable purchasing" (1999). United States Environmental Protection Agency Web site. Retrieved May 23, 2008 from http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finaleppguidance.pdf.
  • "Program results" (No date). Green Suppliers Network Web site. Retrieved May 24, 2008 from http://www.greensuppliers.gov/gsn/page.gsn?id=program_results.

Cite this Comparison Essay:

APA Format

The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program (2009, January 18) Retrieved February 28, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-environmentally-preferable-purchasing-program-111330/

MLA Format

"The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program" 18 January 2009. Web. 28 February. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/the-environmentally-preferable-purchasing-program-111330/>

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