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Green Buying Guide – Responsible and practical green procurement


Green Public Procurement is increasingly regarded as a means of improving the environment and sustaining local communities. Hampshire County Council has established a Sustainable Development Strategy with a focus on the way services are delivered and operated whilst promoting and leading sustainable development among Hampshire people.

The Green Buying Guide looks at

Purchasing principles – Hampshire's waste minimisation environmental purchasing principles

The Green Buyer's Companion – Specific advice for purchasers of:

    • Aerosols
    • Batteries
    • Cleaning Materials
    • Cookers
    • Cutlery
    • Food
    • Furniture and Timber
    • Horticulture
    • Lighting
    • Paper
    • Paints and Varnishes
    • Photocopiers
    • Pool Chemicals
    • Refrigerators
    • Stationery
    • Vehicles and Fuel
    • Washing Machines

Symbols and labelling – A look at some of the labels currently in use

Explanation of terms – A jargon buster for green buyers

Further advice – Who to contact for further green buying advice