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Sustainable Purchasing Policy

The Center Moriches Free Public Library strives to be a responsible steward of its resources, including decreasing its impact on the environment. Toward that end, the library shall, wherever practicable and efficient, endeavor to use sustainable and environmentally sound procurement practices in purchasing supplies and equipment. Library employees shall take factors such as the following into consideration when making purchases, although this is not an exhaustive list:

  • Recyclability of the items
  • Amount of post-consumer recycled content in the items and packaging
  • Disposal of items such as batteries and hardware
  • Transportation distances and impacts for delivery of the items
  • Ability for an item to be repaired or repurposed rather than re-purchasing
  • The environmentally friendly practices of the vendors under consideration.

Nothing in this policy shall prohibit the Library from considering a product or vendor that is more suitable for the intended use and/or available at a more competitive price that does not meet these aspirational standards.


Approved by the Board of Trustees on 2/27/23