Goals and mandates

Public entities

Stack of paper reamsIn Minnesota, most sustainable purchasing requirements are implemented at the local government level. However, Minnesota Statute 16C.073  requires all public entities to follow environmentally preferable printing practices, including use of paper with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content. The federal requirement for printing/copy paper is also 30% post-consumer recycled content.

State agencies

Statutes and executive orders related to sustainable purchasing that state agencies must follow. The Office of Enterprise Sustainability helps state agencies meet sustainability goals.

Federal government

Federal government entities are required to follow the Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines.