Sustainable Products & Services Procurement Rule
Updated: Aug 31
The Biden administration's new Sustainable Products and Services procurement rule is shaking up federal buying practices, emphasizing green products and avoiding harmful chemicals like PFAS.
For industries like beer, wine, and spirits, this could be a toast to opportunity, with potential new markets for those embracing sustainable sourcing and eco-friendly packaging.
The proposal covers the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and NASA, restructuring and streamlining current rules.
But beware, the fine print may bring challenges, especially for smaller producers, as they navigate the new terrain of environmental stewardship in a competitive landscape.
According to the new rule, EPA-recommended products span 34 purchasing categories and include 40 standards and labels, such as Energy Star, Safer Choice, and WaterSense.
So, are you ready to raise the bar on sustainability and align with the government's green practices?