I was wondering if anyone has any experience with developing an environmental criteria when procuring products. For example when looking at a lifecycle analysis of paper is a locally sourced non recycled product better overall for then environment than recycled paper which is shipped (energy costs etc...) from the other side of the world. If there are some articles or guidelines on how to weigh up these, and other factors, then I would be very grateful if I could easily get my hands on them.
Senior Environmental Policy Analyst Environmental Planning
Auckland City Council