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EO12873 Federal Acquisition, Recycling and Waste Prevention

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Executive Order 12873 - Federal Acquisition, Recycling, and Waste Prevention addresses the government's purchasing power, incorporates environmental considerations into decision making, and encourages waste prevention and recycling in daily operations. Federal agencies: (1) must set goals for waste reduction; (2) must increase the procurement of recycled and other environmentally preferable products; and, (3) can retain some of the proceeds from the sale of materials from recycling or waste-prevention programs.

Revoked by Executive Order 13101 - Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition.

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