Similar to a business or household, our local governments purchase furniture and supplies for maintenance, cleaning, and other tasks. Usually, the county will create contracts with vendors that sell these products in order to make it easier to purchase large quantities. These large contracts are an opportunity to be more sustainable – the county can require that vendors provide options for products that are better for the environment.
Your county uses public monies to make these necessary purchases, so as a taxpayer you should have a say in how they spend your taxes. Send a note to your county Board of Commissioners today and ask them to prefer products that have less of an impact on our environment and public health!