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