To conserve resources, reduce waste, and mitigate other impacts on the environment by purchasing used, refurbished, or remanufactured goods.
Create a written policy or enact a standard practice that used, refurbished, and/or remanufactured goods are first preference for purchase over new items. Policy or guideline can be a directive included in the EPP policy.
Include preference for used, refurbished, or remanufactured goods upon creation of EPP policy or revise policy to include it. Alternatively, train any staff responsible for purchasing on the preference for these goods and ensure it is followed in practice. The company could set up a policy to evaluate refurbished goods before ordering something new.
- Narrative describing the policy or standard practice and its implementation. Narrative should highlight how much used, refurbished, and/or remanufactured goods were used, and what were the costs or savings compared to what would have been bought new.
- EPP guideline or policy that includes written statement of preference of used, refurbished, or remanufactured goods.
- Receipts or purchasing reports (optional).
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