Affirmative Procurement



Affirmative procurement is a term used to describe an organization's policy to purchase products made with recycled material. The term also encompasses a policy to purchase environmentally friendly products including those with reduced packaging. Through the efforts of a three-site Affirmative Procurement Committee, many recycled products are now available for purchasing by UT-Battelle employees. In many cases a choice of virgin and recycled product is offered on AVID or in Stores. Please use the recycled products whenever possible.

If you're not buying recycled, you're not recycling

   Recycled Products Available On AVID and in Stores

Recycled products have been incorporated into the Paper, Custodial, and Office Products AVID agreements. Remanufactured toner cartridges for laser printers are also available in Stores. Click below to see a listing of the recycled products available and ordering information in each category.

  Paper and Paper Products
   Office Products available recycled from AVID.
   Remanufactured Toner Cartridges available in Stores.
   Rechargeable Alkaline Batteries available from AVID.

   Annual Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Report

Executive Order (EO) 13101, Greening the Government through Waste Prevention, Recycling and Federal Acquisition, and EO 13148, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management, requires Federal agencies, like DOE, to submit annual reports on their progress in achieving the goals of the EOs. DOE Order 450.1, Environmental Protection Program, requires DOE to prepare annual progress reports based on input from Departmental elements, like the Office of Science and ORNL.

  ORNL 2005 Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Report
  DOE's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

   Documents, Training, and Articles On Affirmative Procurement

   ORNL's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
   Federal Energy Management Program: List of energy efficient building products
   Overview of Federal Affirmative Procurement Policy
   Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Section 6002 (42 USC 6962) Federal Procurement
   Executive Order 12873: Federal Acquisition, Recycling, and Waste Prevention (October 20, 1993)
   Executive Order 13101: Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition (September 14, 1998). Supercedes E.O. 12873.
   EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines and Fact Sheets
   Federal Environmental Executive Tackles Use of Paper Containing Ground Wood and Re-refined Oil. (From Full Circle, US DOE, Winter, 1995)
   EPA Press Release: Proposed Guidance For Executive Agencies On The Purchase Of Environmentally Preferable Products Published

Last updated: 08/16/2006