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  • Cafeteria & Food Services

    Includes the preparation and offering of food and beverage items, waste management, and the ongoing management of the cafeteria space.

  • Electronic Equipment Leasing

    Includes the supply, operations and maintenance, and disposal of electronic products, such as computers or imaging equipment.

  • Fleet Maintenance

    Includes routine servicing and maintenance of fleet vehicles, such as oil changes.

  • Janitorial Services

    Includes the cleaning and upkeep of a wide variety of space types, such as office spaces, cafeterias, bathroom, and fitness facilities.

  • Landscaping Services

    Includes routine maintenance (e.g., mowing, fertilizing, watering), development of new sites (from design to execution), and/or the rehabilitation of existing space (e.g., tree removal, installation of irrigation systems).

  • Laundry Services

    Includes washing, drying, pressing, and/or dry cleaning of government-owned clothing, linens, and other items.

  • Meeting & Conference Services

    Includes all activities related to planning and executing meetings or conferences.

  • Pest Management

    Includes the planning, development, operations, and maintenance for pest control and removal at federal facilities and on other properties.

Products

  • 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
  • Alumina Oxide

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer fused alumina oxide)
  • Coal Ash

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered bottom ash)
  • Delineators

    Delineators are temporary pavement markers that come in many shapes, sizes and designs. They are manufactured primarily from recovered and postconsumer high density polyethylene (HDPE). Delineator bas...

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
  • Engine Lubricating Oils

    Engine lubricant consists of base oils enhanced with additives, particularly antiwear additive plus detergents, dispersants and, for multi-grade oils viscosity index improvers.

    • CPG
    • (25% re-refined oil in the basestock)

  • Fertilizers

    Products formulated or processed to provide nutrients for plant growth and/or beneficial bacteria to convert nutrients into plant usable forms. Biobased fertilizers, which are likely to consist mostly...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred
    • CPG
  • Flexible Delineators

    Flexible Delineators come in the form of stakes and are driven into the ground. The product is flexible enough so that vehicles can strike them without causing damage to the vehicle or delineator. The...

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • 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
  • Flowable Fill

    Flowable fill is commonly used as an economical fill or backfill in road construction. It is usually a mixture of coal fly ash, water, a coarse aggregate (such as sand) and portland cement. Flowable f...

  • Gear Lubricants

    Products, such as greases or oils, that are designed to reduce friction when applied to a toothed machine part (such as a wheel or cylinder) that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or...

    • CPG
    • (25% re-refined oil in the basestock)

    • BioPreferred
    • (58% biobased content)
  • Glass

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer glass)
  • Glass/Plastic

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • 100% recovered glass/plastic; including 20% postconsumer content
  • Hoses

    A hose conducts water through its tubing to a specific location using a nozzle, while a soaker hose is perforated tubing that gently irrigates gardens or planted areas. Recovered-content garden and so...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
  • Mobile Equipment

    • CPG
    • (25% re-refined oil in the basestock)
    • BioPreferred
    • (44% biobased content)
  • Hydraulic Mulch

    Hydraulic mulch is comprised of small pieces of cellulose fibers, which can be made completely from wood waste or recovered paper. It stabilizes soil, prevents wind and water erosion, and provides pro...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
  • Laminated Paperboard

    Laminated paperboard is made from one or more plies of kraft paper bonded together and is used for decorative, structural or insulating purposes. Examples include building board, insulating formboard,...

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Lawn and Garden Edging

    Lawn and garden edging creates a barrier between lawns and landscaped areas or garden beds. The underground portion helps keep grass and weeds out of flower and vegetable beds. Lawn and garden edging ...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (30-100% recovered plastic and/or rubber; including 30-100% postconsumer content)

  • 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
  • Mobile Equipment Hydraulic Fluid

    Hydraulic fluids formulated for general use in nonstationary equipment, such as tractors, end loaders, or backhoes.

    • CPG
    • (25% re-refined oil in the basestock)
    • BioPreferred
    • (44% biobased content)
  • Modular Threshold Ramps

    Threshold ramps are used to modify door thresholds and other small rises to remove barriers that changes in level landing create, particularly with regards to access by people with disabilities. Modul...

  • Newsprint

    Inks are liquid or powdered materials that are available in several colors and that are used to create the visual image on a substrate when writing, printing, and copying. News inks are used primarily...

    • CPG
    • (20-100% recovered fiber; including 20-85% postconsumer fiber)

  • Non-Pressure Pipes

    Non-pressure pipe is used throughout the United States as drainage pipe and conduit in construction, communications, municipal, industrial, agricultural and mining applications. Non-pressure pipe cont...

    Categories:
    HVAC/Mechanical
    • 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
  • Office Recycling Containers and Waste Receptacles

    Recycling containers and waste receptacles are used to collect and transport waste and recyclable materials in offices all across the country -- either in deskside or larger, more centralized containe...

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
  • Paper Napkins

    A napkin is a rectangle of paper used at the table for wiping the mouth and fingers while eating.

    • CPG
    • (30-100% recovered fiber; including 30-60% postconsumer fiber)
  • Paper Tray Liners

    A paper tray liner is a disposable, absorbent sheet designed to catch food spills.

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered fiber; including 50-75% postconsumer fiber)

  • Paperboard and Packaging Products

    The paperboard and packaging category covers two major types of board: "containerboard" used to make corrugated shipping containers, and "paperboard" used in a wide variety of packaging applications s...

  • Paperboard

    • CPG
    • (50% postconsumer paperboard)
  • Park Benches

    Park benches are typically found in parks, outdoor recreational facilities and on the grounds of office buildings. Recycled milk jugs and aluminum and steel cans can be used to manufacture these items...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic; including 90-100% postconsumer content)

  • Parking Stops

    Commonly found in parking lots, parking stops are used to mark spaces and keep vehicles from rolling beyond a designated parking area.

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
  • Patio Blocks

    Patio blocks made from 90-100 percent recovered plastic and 90 to 100 percent postconsumer rubber are used in garden walkways and trails.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
  • Plastic Clip Portfolios

    Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolio, and presentation folders are commonly used office products made from a variety of materials. Clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios and presentati...

    • CPG
    • (90% postconsumer high density polyethylene)

  • Plastic Clipboards

    Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolio, and presentation folders are commonly used office products made from a variety of materials. Clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios and presentati...

    • CPG
    • (90% postconsumer high density polyethylene)
    • (50% postconsumer polystyrene)

    • (15-80% recovered plastics including 15% postconsumer material)
  • Plastic Desktop Accessories

    Plastic desktop accessories include desk organizers, desk sorters, desk and letter trays, and memo, note and pencil holders, as well as other items determined by the procuring agency. They are typical...

    • CPG
    • (25-80% postconsumer Polystyrene)

  • Plastic Drums

    • CPG
    • (30-100% recovered high density polyethylene; including 30-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic Envelopes

    Plastic envelopes are used in heavy-duty, security-related and other specialized mailing applications by express mail, banking, legal and other industries. They are lightweight, tear-resistant, durabl...

    • CPG
    • (25-35% recovered material including 25% postconsumer material)

  • Plastic Fencing

    Plastic fencing containing recovered materials can be used to control drifting snow and sand and as a warning or safety barrier at construction sites. Plastic fencing used in these applications goes b...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic; including 60-100% postconsumer content)

  • Plastic File Folders

    Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolio, and presentation folders are commonly used office products made from a variety of materials. Clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios and presentati...

    • CPG
    • (90% postconsumer high density polyethylene)

  • Plastic Lumber Landscaping Timber and Posts

    Landscaping timbers and posts are used as raised beds, retaining walls, and terracing. Plastic lumber landscaping timbers and posts are used in urban plazas, zoos, and outside office buildings-in fact...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (95-100% other mixed recovered resins including 50-100% postconsumer content)
    • (100% recovered mixed plastics/sawdust including 50% postconsumer content)
    • (75-100% recovered high density polyethylene including 25-100% postconsumer content)

    • (95% recovered high density polyethylene/fiberglass including 75% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer plastic lumber)
    • (25-50% postconsumer thermoformed)
  • Plastic Presentation Folders

    Binders, clipboards, file folders, clip portfolio, and presentation folders are commonly used office products made from a variety of materials. Clipboards, file folders, clip portfolios and presentati...

    • CPG
    • (90% postconsumer high density polyethylene)

  • Playground Equipment

    Slides, swings, climbing equipment, merry-go-rounds, and seesaws are all different types of playground equipment. These items can be made with recovered wood, steel, aluminum, HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE and PP...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic; including 90-100% postconsumer content)

  • Playground Surfaces

    Playground surfaces are made of rubber or plastic.

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber or plastic)

  • Polyester

    • CPG
    • (50-85% recovered polyethylene terephthalate; including 50-80% postconsumer content)
  • Polypropylene

    • CPG
    • (10-40% recovered polypropylene)
  • 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...

  • Railroad Grade Crossing Surfaces

    Railroad grade crossings are surfacing materials placed between railroad tracks, and between the track and the road at highway and street railroad crossings, to enhance automobile and pedestrian safet...

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
  • Rebuilt Vehicular Parts

    Vehicle parts that have been re-manufactured, reusing parts in their original form. Rebuilt parts undergo an extensive re-manufacturing and testing process and must meet the same industry specificatio...

  • Engine Coolants

    Products with high thermal capacities used to facilitate the transfer of heat from one location to another, including coolants or refrigerants for use in HVAC applications, internal combustion engines...

    • CPG
    • (Reclaimed coolant or establish coolant recycling contract)

  • Toner Cartridges

    Toner cartridges are used in laser printers, photocopiers, fax machines and microphotographic printers. When the toner cartridge is spent, it can be returned to a remanufacturer or the manufacturer to...

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (Remanufactured)
  • Remanufactured Printer Ribbons

    Reinked printer ribbons are used ribbons in printer cartridges that are reinked using electromagnetic machinery. Ribbons can be reinked until they reach the end of their useful life and begin to fall ...

    • CPG
  • Re-Refined Lubricating Oils

    Used motor oil is treated to remove contaminants, such as dirt, fuel, and water and distilled to separate light and heavy oils. Three products are made, asphalt flux (roofing materials), gas oil (refi...

    • CPG
    • (25% re-refined oil in the basestock)

  • Retread Tires

    A used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads.

  • Roofing Materials

    A building's roof system and its finished roofing materials shield a structure's interior from natural elements. Roofing systems generally fall into two general categories: 1) high-sloped or "pitched"...

    • CPG
    • BioPreferred
  • Running Tracks

    Running tracks can contain both recovered rubber and plastic. Running tracks made with recovered rubber have been constructed at universities, schools, military bases, the U.S. Olympics and at the Whi...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber or plastic)

  • Shower and Restroom Dividers/Partitions

    Shower and restroom dividers/partitions are used to separate individual shower, toilet and urinal compartments in commercial and institutional facilities.

  • Signage

    Signs made from recovered materials are used for public roads and highways, as well as inside and outside of office buildings, museums, parks and other public places. EPA's designation pertains to pla...

  • Slag

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered copper and nickel slag)
    • (100% covered coal slag)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (25-100% recovered steel; including 16-67% postconsumer content)
  • Steel drums

    • CPG
    • (25-30% recovered steel; including 16% postconsumer content)
  • Steel

    • CPG
    • Steel - See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg
  • 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...

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • CPG
    • (80-100% recovered wood waste, bagasse, and paper)
    • BioPreferred
    • (94% minimum biobased content)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Traffic Barricades

    Traffic barricades can be used to redirect or restrict traffic in areas of highway construction or repair. They are typically made from wood, steel, plastic, fiberglass or a combination of these mater...

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
  • Traffic Cones

    Traffic cones are used to mark a road hazard or to direct traffic. Recovered plastics are used in the upper component of the cones, and crumb rubber and/or plastics are used in the base.

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
  • Walnut shells

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered walnut shells)
  • Wooden

    • CPG
    • (95-100% postconsumer wood)
  • Corrugated Containers (300 psi)

    • CPG
    • 25-30% recovered fiber; including 25-30% postconsumer fiber
  • Corrugated Containers (<300 psi)

    • CPG
    • (25-50% recovered fiber; including 25-50% postconsumer fiber)
  • 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

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (30% postconsumer fiber)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • EcoLogo/UL 2771
    • Green Seal GS-07

    • For additional options, as well as 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)
  • Brown Papers

    • CPG
    • 5-40% recovered fiber; including 5-20% postconsumer fiber
  • Carrierboard

    • CPG
    • (10-100% recovered fiber; including 10-15% postconsumer fiber)
  • Folding Cartons

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered fiber; including 40-80% postconsumer fiber)
  • Industrial Paperboard

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered fiber; including 45-100% postconsumer fiber)
  • Padded Mailers

    • CPG
    • (5-15% recovered fiber; including 5-15% postconsumer fiber)
  • Solid Fiber Boxes

    • CPG
    • (40% recovered fiber; including 40% postconsumer fiber)
  • Aluminum

    • CPG
    • (10% recovered aluminum)
  • Aluminum

    • CPG
    • (20-90% recovered aluminum; including 20-90% postconsumer content)
  • 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

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (75% postconsumer paper)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Cellulose Loose-Fill and Spray-On

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

    • CPG
    • (Paper and plastic/wood composite)
  • Concrete

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (25-70% recovered concrete containing ground granulated blast furnace slag)
    • (20-40% recovered concrete containing coal fly ash)
  • Concrete

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
    • (15-20% recovered coal fly ash)
  • Concrete

    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Fabric

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Fertilizer from Recovered Organic Materials

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered organic materials)
  • Fiber

    • CPG
    • (50-100% recovered fiber or fiber composite; including 50-100% postconsumer content)
  • Fiberglass

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (20-25% recovered glass)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Fiberglass

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered fiberglass)
  • Foam-in-Place

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (5% recovered material)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Furniture Structure

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

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (60-65% postconsumer rubber and/or plastic)
  • Glass

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered glass; including 75-100% postconsumer content)
  • Glass Fiber Reinforced

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (6% recovered material)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

    Categories:
    HVAC/Mechanical
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer high density polyethylene)
  • Jute

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (40% postconsumer burlap)
  • Paper

    • CPG
    • (40-100% recovered paper; including 40-100% postconsumer content)
  • Paper-Based Hydraulic Mulch

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer paper)
  • Paperboard

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer paper)

    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels
    • Specifications
      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.)

    • Non-federal standards and ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • For additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Paperboard

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (25-50% recovered corrugated paper; including 25-50% postconsumer content)
    • (40% postconsumer solid fiber paper boxes)
    • (100% recovered industrial paperboard; including 40-80% postconsumer content)
  • Paper-Covered

    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered material; including 75-100% postconsumer content)
  • Particleboard/Fiberboard Component

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

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (23% postconsumer paper)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Phenolic Rigid Foam

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (5% recovered material)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Plastic

    • CPG
    • (80% postconsumer miscellaneous plastics)
    • (100% postconsumer polyethylene terephthalate)
    • (30-50% recovered polyethylene; including 30-50% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (25-95% recovered plastic; including 25-95% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (25-90% recovered plastic; including 25-95% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (25-85% recovered plastic; including 25-85% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as 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

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (20-100% postconsumer plastic)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic or plastic blends)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic or plastic composite; including 85-95% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    • CPG
    • (80-100% recovered plastic signs; including 80-100% postconsumer content)
    • (80-100% recovered plastic sign posts/supports; including 80-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic; including 80-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (50-100% recovered plastic)
  • Plastic Furniture Component

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (95% recovered high density polyethylene; including 70-75% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic and/or Rubber

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer plastic and/or rubber)
  • Plastic, Non-Woven Batt

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered and/or postconsumer plastics)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Plastic/Composites

    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer plastic or plastic/rubber composite)
  • Plastic-Covered

    • CPG
    • (25-50% recovered material)
  • Polyester Carpet Face Fiber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • BioPreferred
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (25-100% recovered polyethylene terephthalate; including 25-100% postconsumer content)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • NSF 140
    • If the above are not available, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Pressboard

    • CPG
    • (50% recovered material; including 20% postconsumer content)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    Categories:
    HVAC/Mechanical
    • CPG
    • (25-100% recovered polyvinyl chloride; including 5-15% postconsumer content)
  • Remanufactured or Refurbished Furniture

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

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (9% recovered material)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Rock Wool

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (75% recovered slag)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Rubber

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

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer rubber (base only))
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer rubber (base only))
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as 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)
  • Rubber

    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer rubber)
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber or rubber blends)
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
    • (85-95% recovered tire rubber)
  • Rubber

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered rubber; including 12-100% postconsumer content)
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (50-100% crumb rubber)
  • Solid Plastic

    • CPG
    • (90% postconsumer high density polyethylene)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Steel

    • CPG
    • (25-100% recovered steel; including 16-67% postconsumer content)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    HVAC/Mechanical
    • CPG
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Building Furnishings
    • CPG
    • (25-30% recovered steel; including 16% postconsumer content)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Steel

    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Steel

    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Traffic Control
    • CPG
    • (See EPA guidance at www.epa.gov/cpg)
  • Structural Wall Panels

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred
    • (94% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (80-100% recovered wood waste, bagasse, and paper)

    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels
    • Specifications
      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.)

    • Non-federal, multi-attribute standards and ecolabels
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • For additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Synthetic Fibers

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered carpet fabrication scrap)
  • Wood

    Categories:
    Roadway Construction
    • CPG
    • (90-97% recovered wood or wood composite; including 90-97% postconsumer content)
  • Wood/Composites

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered wood/plastic composite)
  • Wooden

    • CPG
    • (100% recovered wood)
  • Hydraulic Fluids

    Fluids formulated for use in stationary hydraulic equipment systems that have various mechanical parts, such as cylinders, pumps, valves, pistons, and gears, that are used for the transmission of powe...

    • BioPreferred
    • CPG
  • Blasting Grit

    Blasting grit is an industrial abrasive used to shape, cut, sharpen or finish a variety of other surfaces and materials. Abrasives are used in many industries, including construction, automotive and l...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • CPG
  • Industrial Drums

    An industrial drum is a cylindrical container used for shipping and storing liquid or solid materials. According to the Plastic Drum Institute (PDI), between 12 and 15 million plastic drums are manufa...

  • Manual-Grade Strapping

    Strapping is used in transport packaging to hold products in place on pallets or in other methods of commercial, bulk shipment to prevent tampering and pilferage during shipping. EPA's designation is ...

  • Pallets

    Pallets are rigid platforms made of wood, plastic or paperboard used for shipping a variety of products including food, paper and military supplies. Wooden pallets can be repaired or rebuilt with wood...

  • Sorbents

    Materials formulated for use in the cleanup and bioremediation of oil and chemical spills, the disposal of liquid materials, or the prevention of leakage or leaching in maintenance applications, shop ...

    • BioPreferred
    • CPG
  • Soaker Hose

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (60-70% postconsumer rubber and/or plastic)
  • Wood-Based Hydraulic Mulch

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered wood and paper)
  • Plastic

    • CPG
    • (20-100% recovered plastic including 20-100% postconsumer 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
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • CPG
    • (50 - 99% recovered material, including 50 - 99% postconsumer material)
    • AND 
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • GECA Paints & Coatings
    • Green Seal 11
    • Green Seal 43
    • MPI Extreme Green
    • If the above are not available, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • AND
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Reprocessed Latex Paint -- White, Off-White, and Pastel Colors

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • CPG
    • (20% postconsumer material)
    • AND 
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • AND
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Latex

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND either one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels OR the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • BioPreferred
    • (20% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (See Reprocessed latex paint listings for recycled content recommendations)
    • AND EITHER
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • OR
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Picnic Tables

    Picnic tables are typically found in parks, outdoor recreational facilities and on the grounds of office buildings. Recycled milk jugs and aluminum and steel cans can be used to manufacture these item...

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic; including 90-100% postconsumer content)

  • Facial Tissues

    Sanitary tissue products include bathroom and facial tissue, paper towels, napkins and general-purpose industrial wipers. They are generally sold in rolls or sheets and are used in personal care, food...

    • CPG
    • (10-100% recovered fiber; including 10-15% postconsumer fiber)

  • Bathroom Tissue

    Sanitary tissue products include bathroom and facial tissue, paper towels, napkins and general-purpose industrial wipers. They are generally sold in rolls or sheets and are used in personal care, food...

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND the EPA recommended standard and ecolabel.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • CPG
    • (20-100% recovered fiber; including 20-60% postconsumer fiber)

    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-01

    • For additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • General Purpose Industrial Wipers

    Sanitary tissue products include bathroom and facial tissue, paper towels, napkins and general-purpose industrial wipers. They are generally sold in rolls or sheets and are used in personal care, food...

    • CPG
    • (40-100% recovered fiber; including 40% postconsumer fiber)

  • Paper Towels

    A paper towel is a disposable, absorbent towel made from paper that can be used for drying hands, wiping windows and other surfaces, dusting, and cleaning up spills.

    • Statutory Requirements
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND the EPA recommended standard and ecolabel.
    • CPG
    • (40-100% recovered fiber; including 40-60% postconsumer fiber)

    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-01

    • For additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Plastic Trash Bags

    Plastic trash bags, also called trash can liners, are widely available with recovered material content including HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE. The amount of recovered materials used in the manufacturing proce...

    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels.
    • Statutory Requirements
    • CPG
    • (10-100% postconsumer plastic)

    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • For trash bags 24" x 33" or smaller:
    • EcoLogo/UL 126
    • (≥ 20% post-consumer recycled content)

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

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (90-100% recovered plastic)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • FloorScore
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirement AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer rubber)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Biobased Fertilizers

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred
    • (71% biobased content)
  • 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.
  • Paper

    • CPG
    • (90-100% postconsumer content)
    • (100% total recovered materials content)
  • Textiles

    • CPG
    • (95-100% postconsumer content)
    • (95-100% total recovered materials content)
  • Plastics

    • CPG
    • (25-100% total recovered materials content)
  • Wood

    • CPG
    • (100% total recovered materials content)
  • Other Organics/Multi-Materials

    • CPG
    • (100% total recovered materials content)
  • HDPE

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered HDPE, including 100% postconsumer content)
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (25-35% recovered steel, including 16% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Plastics

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic, including 90-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic Composites

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (95-100% recovered plastic composites, including 50-75% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
  • Aluminum

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (25% recovered aluminum, including 25% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Plastics

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic, including 90-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastics

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (100% recovered plastic, including 90-100% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Plastic Composites

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered plastic composites, including 50-100% postconsumer content)
  • Plastic Composites

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (100% recovered plastic composites, including 50-100% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Aluminum

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (25% recovered aluminum, including 25% postconsumer content)
  • Aluminum

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (25% recovered aluminum, including 25% postconsumer content)
    • CPG
  • Concrete

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • CPG
    • (15-40% recovered materials content)
  • Concrete

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
    • (25-40% recovered materials content)
    • CPG
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
  • Steel

    Categories:
    Park and Recreation
  • 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
    • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND one of the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels AND the specification below.
    • Statutory Requirement
    • CPG
    • (see Office Furniture Components)
    • AND
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • (choose one)
    • 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, use one or more of the following:
    • 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
    • If multi-attribute standards are not available, use one or more of the following single attribute standards and ecolabels (see EPA's website).
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Global Recycled Standard
    • NSF/ANSI 336
    • AND
    • Include in all solicitations:
    • 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 additional options, as well as information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.