Tag: environmentally-friendly products

Bill would require greener state purchases, but manufacturers balk

Maryland would have to look for environmentally-friendly products when making state purchasing decisions, under a bill backed by Gov. Martin O’Malley, but opponents are concerned the measure could cost the state hundreds of factory jobs.

The Green Maryland Act of 2010 proposes a shift to purchasing products for state agencies that are biodegradable, non-toxic and recycled.

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