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Updates from EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program: Implementing Executive Order 14057
In support of President Biden’s Executive Order 14057 on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs through Federal Sustainability and the accompanying Federal Sustainability Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program released an update to the Framework for the Assessment of Environmental Performance Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing. The Framework provides a transparent, fair, and consistent approach to assessing marketplace standards and ecolabels for environmental sustainability and for inclusion into EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing (Recommendations). In addition, EPA released a new resource for federal purchasers to indicate which of the recommended standards and ecolabels include criteria that either restrict or eliminate the use of PFAS in products.

Together, these resources help to implement the Executive Order and Federal Sustainability Plan’s goal of net-zero emissions from federal procurement by 2050 which identifies the Recommendations as a key tool to help maximize the procurement of sustainable products and services across the federal government, including avoiding the procurement of products containing PFAS.

This webinar will provide more information on the updated Framework and initial plans to expand the Recommendations. As well as next steps on EPA’s work to help purchasers avoid the procurement of products containing PFAS. If you have any questions for the EPP Staff, please submit them in advance via the box on the registration page.

For more information:
• https://www.sustainability.gov/federalsustainabilityplan/index.html
• https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/recommendations-specifications-standards-and-ecolabels-federal-purchasing
• https://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/framework-assessment-environmental-performance-standards-and-ecolabels-federal

Mar 2, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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