Agencies Making Switch to Green Products

September 28, 2012

The Defense Logistics Agency is going green by switching to maintenance lubricants that are made with plant materials instead of petroleum.

The switch is part of the Defense Department’s effort to make sure 95 percent of its product purchases and services are environmentally friendly, Calvin Lee, branch chief of DLA’s aviation division, said Monday at the GreenGov 2012 symposium in Washington.

President Obama directed agencies in 2009 to ensure that new contracts require that 95 percent of products and services supplied or used are energy-efficient, water-efficient, bio-based, environmentally preferable, non-ozone depleting, recyclable, or non-toxic or less toxic alternatives.

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