Environmentally Preferred Products

Cabarrus County has implemented an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Policy. The goal is to maximize the use of:

  • Renewable or recycled source materials
  • Materials with optimal lifecycles

Environmentally preferable items include those:

  • Made from post consumer recycled materials
  • Certified "environmentally preferable" by third party organizations such as Green Seal

Cabarrus County uses paper products made from recycled content.

Cabarrus County has implemented a "Green Cleaning Program." This includes the use of Green Seal certified products from Buckeye International. Buckeye also trains County custodians on proper:

  • Cleaning techniques
  • Amounts of cleaners to use

These products:

  • Reduce custodian exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Improve indoor air quality

The County improves indoor air quality with low VOC content products. Such products include paints and adhesives.

Cabarrus County uses "cradle to cradle" carpeting in County facilities. This carpet is made from recycled material and low VOC backing and adhesives. When the carpet is worn, it is sent back to the manufacturer where it will be recycled into new carpeting.