In 2011, King County agencies purchased $60 million worth of environmentally preferable products, saving $1.54 million compared to the cost of conventional products. County agencies aim to buy products that are cost effective, meet performance requirements and are environmentally preferable. These products can provide various environmental benefits, including resource efficiency, reduced toxicity, durability, and recycled content. In addition to their environmental benefits, many of these products are more economical than those they replace. Details about the benefits and specific attributes of products King County agencies have purchased are found below.