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Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions through your supply chain. High-impact commodities include asphalt, concrete, food, fuel, IT, carpet and professional services.   Read more



About Our Environmental Purchasing Program

King County’s Environmental Purchasing Policy reflects a long-term commitment to the purchase of environmentally preferable products. In 1989, King County adopted its original recycled product procurement policy in response to overburdened landfills and the need to create markets for newly collected recyclables. The policy has been updated over the years to add other environmentally preferable products beyond recycled content. It requires the purchase of recycled content paper, re-refined motor oil and electronics recycling. The policy also requires county agencies to purchase recycled and other environmentally preferable products "whenever practicable."

The King County Environmental Purchasing Program provides county personnel with information and technical assistance to help them identify, evaluate, and purchase economical and effective environmentally preferable products and services. 

In addition to their environmental benefits, many of these products are more economical than those they replace and perform well.



Annual Reports

Paper use is down 24% in King County government




Our Strategic Climate Action Plan is internationally recognized




Environmental benefit calculators and standards


Contact Us

Phone: (206) 263-9400

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: (206) 296-7676