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  • Awards and Plaques

    Government agencies purchase millions of dollars’ worth of awards and plaques each year for awards programs, recognition ceremonies and other initiatives. Recovered-content awards are generally made f...

    • CPG
  • Bike Racks

    Bike racks provide a method for cyclists to secure their bicycles safely. Commonly found in public areas, bike racks can be designed to hold 1 to 50 bicycles and can be free standing units, anchored b...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (25-30% recovered steel; including 16% postconsumer content)

  • Binders

    A loose-leaf binder contains split metal rings attached to a metal back that hold perforated sheets of paper. Chipboard, pressboard, plastic-covered chipboard or paperboard, cloth-covered chipboard or...

    • CPG
  • Building Insulation

    Insulation made from recovered materials is available for thermal insulating applications. The product is available in several forms including rolls, loose-fill and spray foam. Insulation also can inc...

    • CPG
    • BioPreferred
  • Carpet

    Floor coverings composed of woven, tufted, or knitted fiber and a backing system.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • BioPreferred
  • Carpet Cushion

    A cushion or padding that is placed underneath carpet to minimize stress on flooring, reduce noise, minimize stains to the sub-floor, and increase cushion for the feet.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Cement and Concrete

    Cement and concrete are materials used to build strong, hard surfaces and structures. Cement is a powder of alumina, silica, lime, iron oxide, and magnesium oxide that is mixed with water to produce c...

  • Channelizers

    Channelizers are barrels or drums that direct traffic around areas of road repair or construction. Channelizers are designed and colored to be highly visible and can be constructed from recovered high...

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
  • Composite Panels

    Engineered products designed for use in structural walls, curtain walls, floors and flat roofs in commercial buildings.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
  • Compost

    Decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred
    • CPG
  • Floor Tiles (Heavy Duty/Commercial)

    Floor tiles for heavy duty or commercial specialty applications can contain up to 100 percent postconsumer rubber. They are made from used truck and airline tires.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Floor Tiles

    Products, other than carpet products, that are designed for use as the top layer on a floor. Examples are bamboo, hardwood, and cork tiles.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Mats

    Mats are temporary or semipermanent protective floor coverings used for numerous applications including protecting carpet from wear and tear or providing traction on stairs or slippery floors.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Office Furniture Components

    Materials used in office furniture manufacturing include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in fabrics; plastic, which is integrated in components such as laminated work surfaces and arm rests; aluminum...

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
  • Printing and Writing Paper

    Printing and writing papers comprise one of the largest categories of paper and paper products. Examples include copier paper, stationery, computer printout, offset paper and note pads. Printing and w...

  • Structural Fiberboard

    Structural fiberboard is a panel made from wood, cane or paper fibers matted together which is used for sheathing, structural and insulating purposes. Examples include building board, insulating formb...

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (80-100% recovered wood waste, bagasse, and paper)
    • BioPreferred
    • (94% minimum biobased content)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Carbonless

    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
  • Cards (e.g., index)

    • CPG
    • (50% recovered fiber; including 20% postconsumer fiber)
  • Cotton

    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
  • Offset

    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
  • Doilies

    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
  • Pressboard Report Covers and Binders

    • CPG
    • (50% recovered fiber; including 20% postconsumer fiber)
  • Copier and Reprographic

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • EcoLogo/UL 2771
    • Green Seal GS-07

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Tablet

    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
  • Tags and Tickets

    • CPG
    • (50% recovered fiber; including 20% postconsumer fiber)
  • Blends

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer rubber/plastic composite)
  • Bonded Polyurethane

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (15-50% old carpet cushion; including 15-50% postconsumer content)
  • Cellulose Loose-Fill and Spray-On

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (75% postconsumer paper)
  • Fabric

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Furniture Structure

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (75-100% recovered aluminum)
  • Jute

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (40% postconsumer burlap)
  • Particleboard/Fiberboard Component

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered agricultural fiber)
    • (80-100% recovered wood or wood composite)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • NSF/ANSI 332
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • TCNA: ANSI A138.1/Green Squared
    • If the above are not available:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • 100% recovered plastic; including 10-100% postconsumer content
  • Plastic Furniture Component

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (95% recovered high density polyethylene; including 70-75% postconsumer content)
  • Polyester Carpet Face Fiber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (25-100% recovered polyethylene terephthalate; including 25-100% postconsumer content)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • NSF 140
    • If the above are not available:
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Carpets
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Remanufactured or Refurbished Furniture

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (25-75% recovered material; including 25-75% postconsumer content)
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (60-90% recovered tire rubber; including 60-90% postconsumer content)
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • NSF/ANSI 332
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • TCNA: ANSI A138.1/Green Squared
    • If the above are not available:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (85-100% recovered rubber; including 75-100% postconsumer content)
  • Synthetic Fibers

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered carpet fabrication scrap)
  • Woven, Tufted, or Knitted Fiber and a Backing System

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
  • Paint

    Reprocessed paint is postconsumer latex paint that has been sorted by a variety of characteristics including type (i.e., interior or exterior), light and dark colors, and finish (e.g., high-gloss or f...

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
    • CPG
  • Consolidated Latex Paint

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer content)
  • Reprocessed Latex Paint -- Dark Colors

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (50 - 99% recovered material, including 50 - 99% postconsumer material)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Paints & Coatings
    • Green Seal 11
    • Green Seal 43
    • MPI Extreme Green
    • If the above are not available:
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Paints
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Reprocessed Latex Paint -- White, Off-White, and Pastel Colors

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (20% postconsumer material)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Paints & Coatings
    • Green Seal 11
    • Green Seal 43
    • MPI Extreme Green
    • If the above are not available:
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Paints
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Latex

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred
    • (20% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (See Reprocessed latex paint listings for recycled content recommendations)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Paints & Coatings
    • Green Seal 11
    • Green Seal 43
    • MPI Extreme Green
    • If the above are not available:
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Paints
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Water-borne Alkyd

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
    • (20% minimum biobased content)
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Oil-Based

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
    • (67% minimum biobased content)
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Solvent-borne Alkyd

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred
    • (67% minimum biobased content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • NSF/ANSI 332
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts for Flooring Products
    • TCNA: ANSI A138.1/Green Squared
    • If the above are not available:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts for Flooring Products
    • NSF/ANSI 332
    • TCNA: ANSI A138.1/Green Squared
    • If the above are not available:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

       


    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • 100% Recycled Content Copier Paper

    A lightweight paper used for photocopying that consists of 100% recycled materials.

    Categories:
    Paper Office Products
    • CPG
    • This meets and exceeds the CPG minimum content of 30% postconsumer fiber.
  • Nylon

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts for Flooring Products
    • NSF 140
    • If the above are not available:
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Carpets
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • Specification
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions: Products shall meet the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method for the Testing and Evaluation of Volatile Organic Chemical Emissions from Indoor Sources Using Environmental Chambers, Version 1.1-2010. (This is the VOC emission testing method for California Specification 01350.)

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Furniture

    Office furniture includes seating, desks, storage units, file cabinets, tables and systems furniture (or "cubicles") used in virtually all federal offices. Most office furniture is made of wood or ste...

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (see Office Furniture Components)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal, Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • ANSI/BIFMA e3-2014e
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Furniture, Fittings, and Foam
    • TUV Rheinland Green Product Mark
    • If the above are not available:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Furnishings Council Exemplary
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal, Single Attribute/Single Material Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • NSF/ANSI 336
    • Specification
      Hazardous Flame Retardents:  Upholstered products shall meet Technical Bulletin 117-2013 (California’s furniture flammability standard) and must comply with the labeling requirements of California Senate Bill 1019, which was passed on September 30, 2014, and requires a label indicating whether the product contains or does not contain added Flame Retardants.
      Indoor Air Quality/VOC Emissions:  Products shall meet ANSI/BIFMA X7.1 Standard for Formaldehyde and TVOC Emissions, or equivalent.
      Note: Beginning December 2017, products shall instead meet the emissions requirements of BIFMA e3 criterion 7.6.2, or equivalent.

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.