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Why Buy EPPs and Can They Save Me Money?
Everyday, we are faced with the reality that many of the products we buy may cause damage to the environment and public health, from the extraction of raw materials and the manufacture of products, to their use and disposal. By purchasing EPPs we look to reduce those impacts, some of which may be severe. Purchasing decisions affect our local environment and the health of our citizens and workers as well as the global community. As part of the largest procurement group in the nation (representing over 20% of the GNP) federal, state and local governments can use the clout of their buying practices to direct manufacturers toward making more responsible products that are reasonably priced and do less harm to the environment and public health.
Absolutely EPPs can save you money!
A number of EPPs available on the market today are less expensive than their conventional counterparts that serve the same purpose (e.g. remanufactured toner cartridges and office panels, retread tires, and energy efficient equipment / appliances). A wide range of other EPPs are equal or comparable in cost (e.g. carpet, cleaning products, janitorial paper products, and remanufactured antifreeze and traffic cones). A third segment of EPPs may cost more at the time of purchase, but often have a short "payback period" after which time they represent a significant ongoing cost savings in the maintenance, use, and disposal of the product (e.g. compact fluorescent light bulbs, plastic lumber, integrated pest management).