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Maine's EPP Efforts

Organization(s) Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has been concentrating on reducing air emissions and energy usage in their programs to promote environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) within the state's government, including:

-Requiring Energy Star certification for electronics purchasing

-Encouraging the use of environmentally preferable cleaning products; the Agency determines which clearers are safer for the environment by reviewing labels and MSDS sheets and, in the future, considering those certified under the Green Seal 37 standard

-Implementing an executive order for state vehicle purchasing based on tail-pipe emissions; as of spring 2004, the state had 12 hybrids with plans to buy 17 more, including 5 hybrid pick up trucks, in 2004

-Purchasing bio-diesel for heating some state facilities

-Purchasing at least 40 percent renewable energy for electricity from green energy alternatives

-Purchasing carpool and trip software for employee traveling

-Implementing post-consumer recycled content requirements for paper purchasing

Project Contact
Name Peter Cooke
Phone 207-287-7100
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 14 No. 1, Spring 2004


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