EPA to Expand Environmental Performance Standard and Ecolabel Recommendations for Federal Purchasing

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new process to add additional standards and ecolabels to the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing.

The expansion includes standards and ecolabels that address PFAS, embodied carbon, and other priorities. EPA encourages managers of standards development organizations, ecolabel programs and similar organizations to apply for potential assessment and inclusion in the Recommendations.

EPA is particularly interested in assessing standards and ecolabels in the following sectors:

  • Building/Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Landscaping
  • Food and cafeteria services
  • Uniforms / clothing
  • Professional services
  • Laboratories and healthcare

CLICK HERE to learn how to apply. The application period closes on January 1, 2023.