Smart Procurement, Less Waste:

Purchasing Decisions Contributing to Landfill Diversion

Alicia Culver

Executive Director
Responsible Purchasing Network

In this training you will learn:

  • How smart procurement plays a big role in waste reduction
  • The false narrative that responsible products are always more expensive
  • Examples of success stories in responsible purchasing
  • The value in leveraging a network of responsible buyers
  • Recommended strategies for getting started

About Alicia Culver

Alicia is the executive director of the Responsible Purchasing Network. RPN is an international network dedicated to advancing sustainable procurement policies and practices among government agencies, public institutions, and businesses. They use the power of the purse to promote toxics reduction, resource conservation, manufacturer responsibility, and green collar job creation, and to help government agencies, businesses and schools meet their sustainability goals. Alicia has nearly two decades of experience working in the green purchasing field. She got her start in 1994 evaluating the federal government's environmentally-preferable purchasing efforts as Coordinator of the Government Purchasing Project based in Washington, DC. She later served as deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Sustainability and, in 2004, founded the Green Purchasing Institute. Alicia has worked directly with the procurement and environmental program staff of dozens of states, cities and school districts to demand a wide-range of cutting-edge green products, including certified green cleaners, asthma-safe disinfectants, low-mercury lighting equipment, rechargeable batteries, and other environmentally preferable building and maintenance supplies.

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