Green Purchasing

Have you checked out the sustainable items offered on eBuy lately?

In eBuy, you will find an array of sustainable product offerings, from biobased and recycled-content, to EPEAT and energy-savings items. We encourage you to purchase sustainable products knowing you’ll contribute to the Laboratory’s goal to balance environmental, social, and financial responsibilities.

Some Examples Are:

Item Supplier Brand Examples
Copy Paper – 100% Recycled Content Staples by POS Staples
Copy Paper – Wheat Straw FSC-Certified Staples by POS Step Forward
Computer, Monitors, Printers – EPEAT and Energy-Star Apple by Anacapa
CDW-G by Anacapa
Dell by Anacapa
Apple
Dell
Lenovo
Toshiba
Dry Erase Markers  – Recycled Content Staples by POS Pilot V
Pens – Recycled Content Staples by POS B2P Bottle to Pen
Pipette Tips – Recycled Content VWR by GSS Labcon
Toners – Re manufacturered Staples by POS Sustainable Earth by Staples
Writing Pads – Sugarcane-Based Staples by POS Sustainable Earth by Staples

Safety, Sustainability and Security Fair:

You can meet a few eBuy suppliers at the Lab’s annual Safety, Sustainability, and Security Fair at the Building 54 Parking Lot on Thursday, April 27. Supplier representatives will be available to answer your questions about “Green” items and will provide product samples. We hope you can stop by.

How to Search for “Green” Items in the Staples and VWR Catalog:

Did you know you can you can refine your product search in the Staples and VWR catalogs to show only “Green” products? It’s very quick and easy — just follow the instructions provided below.

Staples by POS

  • Go the Staples site from eBuy
  • Search for the item you wish to purchase
  • Go to Narrow By, then select Show Only, then check the Eco-Conscious box

VWR by GSS

  • Go to the VWR site from eBuy
  • Search for the item you wish to purchase
  • The product search results will indicate environmentally preferred products with a “leaf” icon

  • To refine your search, check the Environmentally Preferable box in the Ordering Considerations window (check all other considerations desired).

 

More information about Green Purchasing is available on the  Sustainable Procurement page.