Environmentally Preferable Procurement
Executive Order 156 stipulates that state agencies shall procure and use environmentally preferable goods and services, including products made wholly or in part from recycled materials, whenever feasible and practicable. All electronic office equipment including, but not limited to computers, monitors, printers, scanners, photocopy, fax machines, and other such equipment shall be Energy Star compliant.
NC General Statute 143-58.2 stipulates all State departments, institutions, agencies, community colleges, and local school administrative units shall, to the extent economically practicable, purchase and use, or require the purchase and use of, products with recycled content.
NC General Statute 143-58.3 stipulates each department, institution, agency, community college, and local school administrative unit purchase paper and paper products with recycled content.
State Term Contracts containing products with recycled content can be found at:
060B Batteries, Storage
060E Tire, Automotive, Recapping and Repairing
200A Uniforms (Launderable)
207A Toner Cartridges, Remanufactured
360A Carpet, Tufted, Nylon
395B Paper, Computer and Labels
405A Fuel, Propane (Tankwagon)
420A Furniture, Metal, Folding Chairs, Tables, Storage Units
420B Furniture, Classroom, Metal
420D Furniture, Library, Wooden
425B Furniture, Desks (Wood), Credenzas, Conference Tables, Etc.
425C Furniture, Bookcases
425E Furniture, Chairs, Ergonomic
425G Cabinets, Filing, Vertical
425H Cabinets, Storage/Wardrobe and Safety Storage
485F Pails, Waste Cans, and Special Refuse Containers
550A LED Vehicle Traffic Signal Modules
580B Musical Instruments and Accessories
615A Office Supplies, General
640A Napkins, Towels, and Bathroom Tissue
645A Paper (0ffice Use) and Envelopes
655B Photographic Film, Chemicals and Supplies
785B Paper, Drawing and Constructions, Newsprint
924A Teaching Equipment, Electricity/ Electronics Courses