Concessions > Apparel and Souvenirs

Sports facilities sell a variety of products such as apparel, souvenirs, and other merchandise. Take the following attributes into consideration when contracting for the production and distribution of this merchandise:

  • Products that contain the highest percentage of postconsumer recycled content feasible
  • Products with minimal packaging
  • Products with sustainably harvested wood (Forest Stewardship Council Certified)
  • Products made with USDA-certified organic materials
  • Products that do not contain PVC or phthalates
  • Products that do not emit high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Products with no ozone depleting compounds
  • Products that are made using renewable energy
  • Suppliers that provide environmentally preferable products and can document the supply-chain impacts of their efforts

Additional resources

EPA – Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Database
Better Cotton Initiative
Forest Stewardship Council
EPA – Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines: Supplier Database
USDA Organic homepage