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Purchasing "Green" Goods

Supplies used to conduct daily operations at the Zoo have a "green" theme.  Wherever possible, we purchase products made from recycled materials, or products that are produced with minimal waste and pollution.  We go to great lengths to use products that will not damage the environment.

Supplies such as print and copier toner cartridges purchased for routine Zoo operation have been remanufactured to reduce waste and consumption, and office paper must have recycled fiber content.

Picnic tables and recycling containers used throughout the Zoo are made from reused plastic, as is decking used in renovation projects.

Cleaners used in the exhibits can have no chemicals that would harm the animals or plants, so we use natural orange oil, and soaps that are very mild.  Most of our cleaning products are biodegradeable, and leave no toxic residues.