See: federal acquisition regulation (FAR) at US General Services Administration
Law: US Code (Search for Title 42, Chapter 82: Solid Waste, Subchapter I, section 6901; Chapter 91, Subchapter III, Part B: Federal Energy Management, section 8262g; and Chapter 133: Pollution Prevention, section 13101)
Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations (Search for Title 48, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Subpart 23.7: Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services)
Summary: The US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) are the primary regulation used by Federal executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services. These regulations call on federal agencies to promote efficient use of water and energy, use of renewable energy technologies, identification of hazardous materials, and contracting for environmentally preferable products and services.
FAR regulations incorporate environmentally preferable purchasing provisions from various federal laws, and preclude acquisition regulations by other agencies. They are, however, supported by the US Dept of Energy's Federal Guidelines for Procurement of Energy-Efficient Products, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Products Containing Recycled Materials, and Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
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