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Purchasing Policies That Help The Environment


Since consumers get more careful over time about what's in the products they buy, it's only natural for governments to show that level of care. 

That's the thinking in Oregon state government. 

The Procurement Services people who buy goods for the state are now directed to avoid buying toxic substances where possible... using owl decoys instead of rat poison, for example. 

We hear the costs and advantages.

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.