(a) The Legislature finds and declares that it is the policy of the state to conserve and protect its resources. The Legislature further finds and declares that the use of recycled products produced as the result of the superior waste management efforts by the state and local governmental entities will help conserve resources.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the state pursue all feasible measures to improve markets for recycled products including, but not limited to, bid evaluation preferences for purchases made by the state.
(c) If fitness and quality are equal, each state agency shall purchase recycled products instead of nonrecycled products whenever recycled products are available at the same or a lesser total cost than nonrecycled products.
(Added by Stats. 2005, Ch. 590, Sec. 26. Effective January 1, 2006.)
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