7.2 Green procurement

7.2.3 Procurement of recycled goods and products

VITA and the Commonwealth are committed to the reduction of energy use and waste products through the use of recycled materials. Agencies are encouraged to promote the procurement and use of recycled goods. Through its programs the Department of Environmental Quality will assist agencies in increasing agency awareness of the benefits of using such products. Agencies shall, to the greatest extent possible, adhere to any recycled products procurement guidelines established by VITA (Code of Virginia§ 2.2-4323(C)).