Government Purchasing: What are We Buying with Our Tax Dollars

by Todd Paglia
Issues in Resource Conservation: Briefing Series #2
2002 Center for Study of Responsive Law, $5

The policy paper analyzes the role that government purchasing can play in moving markets toward environmentally preferable products. Large volume purchasing can cause a great shift in demand from virgin wood products to alternatives.

The author, Todd Paglia, counsels activists to persuade government agencies to "green" their procurement and sites potential campaigns, such as paper reduction initiatives.

Paglia currently directs ForestEthics' Paper Campaign, a national effort to change the way paper is made in the United States (www.StopStaples.net).

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