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EPP in Michigan
There are several reasons for developing this program in addition to the Michigan purchasing laws that encourage environmental purchasing:.
Increased job satisfaction as purchasing power is put to work to benefit human health and the environment.
Improved worker health and safety.
Reduced operating and maintenance costs, including hazardous material handling and disposal costs.
(PA 461 sec 261a)
The purchases of environmentally preferable products and services will contribute to overall demand for such products and services. This will help increase the number and quality of such products, making it even easier for others outside the government to purchase environmentally preferable products and services.