Administrative Actions

In more ways than one, states are leading the way to safer chemicals

By changing administrative codes for purchasing and use of products, we can reduce toxic chemicals in many industries including local and state government, hospitals, and child cares. Please visit the Sustainable Procurement Policies Roadmap for more information.

In 33 states and counting, governors have issued “environmentally preferable purchasing” policies. These policies direct the state’s procurement officials to identify and avoid toxic chemicals in the cleaning supplies, building materials and other products they purchase.