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Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

Green Purchasing

LANL is committed to purchasing and using environmentally preferable products.


  • Environmental Communication & Public Involvement
  • P.O. Box 1663 MS M996
  • Los Alamos, NM 87545
  • (505) 667-0216
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Purchasing Green Products

Our goal is to purchase items that contain recycled content except when the items are not available at a reasonable price or do not meet performance standards.

Environmentally preferable means products or services that have a smaller effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

What are green products?

Green products are ideally:

  • Reusable
  • Recycled - containing post-consumer material or recovered material
  • Recyclable - consisting of components that can be completely recycled
  • Bio-based
  • Bio-degradable
  • Energy efficient
  • Water or energy conserving
  • Free of pollutants
  • Packaged with minimal materials

Innovations for a secure nation

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

Finalists include X-ray imaging, pipe corrosion, data handling and damage-detection software  

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Los Alamos, NM 87545

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