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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

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  • Adhesive and Mastic Removers

    Solvent products formulated for use in removing asbestos, carpet, and tile mastics as well as adhesive materials, including glue, tape, and gum, from various surface types.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (58% biobased content)
  • Bathroom and Spa Cleaners

    Products that are designed to clean and/or prevent deposits on surfaces found in bathrooms and spas including, but not necessarily limited to, bath tubs and spas, shower stalls, shower doors, shower c...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (74% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-37
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Carpet

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

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners, General Purpose

    Cleaning products formulated specifically for use in cleaning carpets and upholstery, through a dry or wet process, found in locations such as houses, cars, and workplaces.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (54% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-37
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners, Spot Removers

    Carpet and upholstery cleaners formulated for use in removing spots or stains in a small confined area.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (7% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-37
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

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

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

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Compost

    Decayed organic material used as a plant fertilizer.

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • CPG
  • Bedding/Bed Linens (excluding Cotton, Wool, Linen, and Silk)

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (12% biobased content)
  • Biobased

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (89% biobased content)
  • Disposable Containers

    Products designed to be used for temporary storage or transportation of materials including, but not limited to, food items.

    Categories:
    Cafeteria Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (72% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • BPI certified compostable
    • (provided composting available)

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

    Hand-held, disposable utensils designed for one-time use in eating food.

    Categories:
    Cafeteria Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (48% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • BPI certified compostable
    • (provided composting available)

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

    Products made from, or coated with, plastic resins and used in dining, such as drink ware and dishware, including but not limited to cups, plates, bowls, and serving platters, and that are designed fo...

    Categories:
    Cafeteria Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (72% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • BPI certified compostable
    • (provided composting available)

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

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (45% biobased content)
  • Dust Suppressants

    Products formulated to reduce or eliminate the spread of dust associated with gravel roads, dirt parking lots, or similar sources of dust, including products used in equivalent indoor applications.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (85% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
    • CPG
  • Floor Strippers

    Products that are formulated to loosen waxes, resins, or varnishes from floor surfaces. They can be in either liquid or gel form, and may also be used with or without mechanical assistance.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (78% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Fluid-Filled Transformers

    Electric power transformers that are designed to utilize a synthetic ester-based dielectric (non-conducting) fluid to provide insulating and cooling properties. Electric power transformers that are de...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Food Cleaners

    Anti-microbial products designed to clean the outer layer of various food products, such as fruit, vegetables, and meats.

    Categories:
    Cafeteria Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (53% biobased content)
  • Glass Cleaners

    Cleaning products designed specifically for use in cleaning glass surfaces, such as windows, mirrors, car windows, and computer monitors.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (49% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-37
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

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

    Industrial solvent products formulated to remove automotive, industrial, or kitchen soils and oils, including grease, paint, and other coatings, from hard surfaces.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Hand Soaps and Cleaners

    Products formulated for personal care use in removing a variety of different soils, greases, and similar substances from human hands with or without the use of water.

    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (64% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-41
    • EcoLogo/UL 2784

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

    Products designed to clean multiple common household surfaces. This designated item does not include products that are formulated for use as disinfectants. Task-specific cleaning products, such as spo...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (39% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Industrial Cleaners

    Products used to remove contaminants, such as adhesives, inks, paint, dirt, soil, and grease, from parts, products, tools, machinery, equipment, vessels, floors, walls, and other production-related wo...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (41% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Ink Removers and Cleaners

    Chemical products designed to remove ink, haze, glaze, and other residual ink contaminants from the surfaces of equipment, such as rollers, used in the textile and printing industries.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (79% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Laundry Products, General Purpose

    Products that are designed to clean, condition, or otherwise affect the quality of the laundered material. These are laundry products used for regular cleaning activities.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Laundry Products, Pretreatment/Spot Removers

    Products that are designed to clean, condition, or otherwise affect the quality of the laundered material. These are laundry products specifically used to pretreat laundry to assist in the removal of ...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (46% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Membrane Concrete Sealers

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (11% biobased content)
  • Mulch

    Products designed to provide a protective covering placed over the soil, primarily to keep down weeds and to improve the appearance of landscaping. Compost is the aerobically decomposed remnants of or...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (95% biobased content)
  • Multipurpose Cleaners

    Products used to clean dirt, grease, and grime from a variety of items in both industrial and domestic settings. This designated item does not include products that are formulated for use as disinfect...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (56% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-37
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

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

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (85% biobased content)
  • Penetrating Liquids

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (79% biobased content)
  • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
  • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (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.
  • Water Tank Coatings

    Coatings formulated for use in potable water storage systems.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (59% biobased content)
  • Acoustical

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (37% minimum biobased content)
  • Blends

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer rubber/plastic composite)
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (23% minimum biobased content)
  • Cellulose Loose-Fill and Spray-On

    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (75% postconsumer paper)
    • 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.
  • Fertilizer from Recovered Organic Materials

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

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (20-25% recovered glass)
    • 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.
  • Foam-in-Place

    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (5% recovered material)
    • 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.
  • Glass Fiber Reinforced

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (6% recovered material)
    • 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.
  • Interior Panels

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (55% minimum biobased content)
  • Perlite Composite Board

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (23% postconsumer paper)
    • 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.
  • Phenolic Rigid Foam

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (5% recovered material)
    • 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.
  • Plastic

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (23% minimum biobased content)
  • Plastic Insulating Foam for Residential and Commercial Construction

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (7% 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.
  • Plastic Lumber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (23% minimum biobased content)
  • Plastic, Non-Woven Batt

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (100% recovered and/or postconsumer plastics)
    • 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.
  • Polyester Carpet Face Fiber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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
    • 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.
  • Rigid Foam

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (9% recovered material)
    • 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.
  • Rock Wool

    • Federal Programs
    • Energy Star
    • CPG
    • (75% recovered slag)
    • 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.
  • Rubber

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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)
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (23% minimum biobased content)
  • Structural Interior Panels

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (89% minimum biobased content)
  • Structural Wall Panels

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (94% minimum biobased content)
    • CPG
    • (80-100% recovered wood waste, bagasse, and paper)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-federal, multi-attribute standards and ecolabels
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • 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.
  • Synthetic Ester-Based

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (66% biobased content)
  • Vegetable Oil-Based

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (95% biobased content)
  • Woven, Tufted, or Knitted Fiber and a Backing System

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
  • Adhesives

    Adhesive is any substance that is used to bond one surface to another surface by attachment. Adhesives include adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, adhesive primers for plastics, and any other ...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • SNAP
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • SCS Indoor Advantage Gold
    • EcoLogo/UL 2818 GREENGUARD Certification
    • EcoLogo/UL 2762
    • 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.
  • Bedding

    Bedding is that group of woven cloth products used as coverings on a bed. Bedding includes products such as blankets, bedspreads, comforters, and quilts.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Corrosion Preventatives

    Products designed to prevent the deterioration (corrosion) of metals.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (54% biobased content)
  • De-Icers, General Purpose

    Chemical products (e.g., salt, fluids) that are designed to aid in the removal of snow and/or ice, and/or in the prevention of the buildup of snow and/or ice, in general use applications by lowering t...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (93% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Clear Roads

    • For information about these standards, please go to EPA’s Recommendations website.
  • Expanded Polystyrene Foam Recycling Products

    Products formulated to dissolve EPS foam to reduce the volume of recycled or discarded EPS items.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (90% biobased content)
  • Films

    Products that are used in packaging, wrappings, linings, and other similar applications. These include films that are intended for single use for short-term storage or protection before being discarde...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Parts Wash Solution

    Products that are designed to clean parts in manual or automatic cleaning systems. Such systems include, but are not limited to, soak vats and tanks, cabinet washers, and ultrasonic cleaners.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (65% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
    • CPG
  • Wood and Concrete Sealers

    Products that are penetrating liquids formulated to protect wood and/or concrete, including masonry and fiber cement siding, from damage caused by insects, moisture, and decaying fungi and to make sur...

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Animal Repellents

    Products used to aid in deterring animals that cause destruction to plants and/or property.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (79% biobased content)
  • Bioremediation Materials

    Dry or liquid solutions (including those containing bacteria or other microbes but not including sorbent materials) used to clean oil, fuel, and other hazardous spill sites.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (86% minimum biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Drain Maintainers

    A product designed to liquefy solids, break down grease, and dissolve organic waste from drains. Some drain maintainer products contain non-pathogenic bacteria to aid the break down process.

    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Floor Cleaners and Protectors

    Cleaning solutions for either direct application or use in floor scrubbers for wood, vinyl, tile, or similar hard surface floors.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (77% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-40
    • EcoLogo/UL 2777

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

    Soaps and detergents used for cleaning and clean rinsing of tableware in either hand washing or dishwashing.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (58% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Oven & Grill Cleaners

    Liquid or gel cleaning agents used on high temperature cooking surfaces such as barbeques, smokers, grills, stoves, and ovens to soften and loosen charred food, grease, and residue.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (66% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Air Fresheners and Deodorizers

    Products used to alleviate the experience of unpleasant odors by chemical neutralization, absorption, anesthetization, or masking.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (97% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Asphalt and Tar Removers

    Cleaning agents designed to remove asphalt or tar from equipment, roads, or other surfaces.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (80% biobased content)
  • Candles and Wax Melts

    Products composed of a solid mass and either an embedded wick that is burned to provide light or aroma, or that are wickless and melt when heated to produce an aroma.

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (88% biobased content)
  • Electronic Components Cleaners

    Products that are designed to wash or remove dirt or extraneous matter from electronic parts, devices, circuits, or systems.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (91% biobased content)
    • SNAP
  • Floor Coverings (Non-Carpet)

    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
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (91% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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.
  • Furniture Cleaners and Protectors

    Products designed to clean and provide protection to the surfaces of household furniture other than the upholstery.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (71% biobased content)
  • Packing and Insulating Materials

    Pre-formed and molded materials that are used to hold package contents in place during shipping or for insulating and sound proofing applications.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (74% biobased content)
  • Wood and Concrete Stains

    Wood and concrete stains are products that are designed to be applied as a finish for concrete and wood surfaces and that contain dyes or pigments to change the color without concealing the grain patt...

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (39% biobased content)
  • Specialty Inks

    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. Inks used by printers to add...

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (66% biobased content)
  • Color

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (67% biobased content)
    • SNAP
  • Print Speed <25 ppm

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
    • CPG
  • Consolidated Latex Paint

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • CPG
    • (100% postconsumer content)
  • Reprocessed Latex Paint -- Dark Colors

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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.
  • Compost Activators and Accelerators

    Products in liquid or powder form designed to be applied to compost piles to aid in speeding up the composting process and to ensure successful compost that is ready for consumer use.

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (95% biobased content)
  • Concrete and Asphalt Cleaners

    Chemicals used in concrete etching as well as to remove petroleum-based soils, lubricants, paints, mastics, organic soils, rust, and dirt from concrete, asphalt, stone and other hard porous surfaces. ...

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (70% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Latex

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (20% minimum biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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 Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (20% minimum biobased content)
  • Interior Paints and Coatings -- Oil-Based

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

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (67% minimum biobased content)
  • Thermal Shipping Containers

    Insulated containers designed for shipping temperature-sensitive materials.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Non-durable

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (82% biobased content) (effective date deferred)
  • 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...

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (20-100% recovered fiber; including 20-60% postconsumer fiber)

    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-01

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

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (40-100% recovered fiber; including 40-60% postconsumer fiber)

    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-01

    • For 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...

    • Federal Programs
    • CPG
    • (10-100% postconsumer plastic)

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (22% minimum biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • For trash bags 24" x 33" or smaller:
    • EcoLogo/UL 126
    • (≥ 20% post-consumer recycled content)

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

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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.
  • Biobased Fertilizers

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (71% biobased content)
  • Biobased Compost Materials

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (95% biobased content)
  • Agricultural Spray Adjuvants

    Products mixed in the spray tank with the herbicide, pesticide, or fertilizer formulas that will improve the efficiency and the effectiveness of the chemicals, including sticking agents, wetting agent...

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (50% biobased content)
  • Animal Cleaning Products

    Products designed to clean, condition, or remove substances from animal hair or other parts of an animal.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (57% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Dethatchers

    Products used to remove non-decomposed plant material accumulated in grassy areas.

    Categories:
    Landscaping Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (87% biobased content)
  • Leather, Vinyl, and Rubber Care Products

    Products that help clean, nourish, protect, and restore leather, vinyl, and rubber surfaces, including cleaners, conditioners, protectants, polishes, waxes, etc.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (55% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Specialty Precision Cleaners and Solvents

    Cleaners and solvents used in specialty applications. These materials may be used without a solvent, diluted with water, or in hand wiping applications.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (56% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Wastewater Systems Coatings

    Coatings that protect wastewater containment tanks, liners, roofing, flooring, joint caulking, manholes and related structures from corrosion. Protective coatings may cover the entire system or be use...

    Categories:
    Plumbing Systems
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (47% biobased content)
  • Water Clarifying Agents

    Products designed to clarify and improve the quality of water by reducing contaminants such as excess nitrites, nitrates, phosphates, ammonia, and built-up sludge from decaying waste and other organic...

    Categories:
    Miscellaneous
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (92% biobased content)
  • Laundry Detergents

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Bleach

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Fabric Softeners

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • 100% Recycled Content Copier Paper

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

    Categories:
    Paper Office Products
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • CPG
    • This meets and exceeds the CPG minimum content of 30% postconsumer fiber.
  • Countertops

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (89% biobased content)
  • Aircraft Cleaners

    Aircraft and boat cleaners are products designed to remove built-on grease, oil, dirt, pollution, insect residue, or impact soils on both interior and exterior of aircraft and/or boats.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (48% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Boat/RV Cleaners

    RV and boat cleaners are products designed to remove built-on grease, oil, dirt, pollution, insect reside, or impact soils on both interior and exterior of RVs and/or boats.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (38% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Metal Cleaners and Corrosion Removers

    Products that are designed to clean and remove grease, oil, dirt, stains, soils, and rust from metal surfaces through chemical action.

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Corrosion Removers

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (71% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Stainless Steel Cleaners

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (75% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Other Metal Cleaners

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (56% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • SNAP
  • Microbial Cleaning Products

    Cleaning agents that use microscopic organisms to treat or eliminate waste materials within drains, plumbing fixtures, sewage systems, or wastewater treatment systems. These products typically include...

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
  • Drain Maintenance Products

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (45% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Wastewater Maintenance Products

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (44% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • General Cleaners

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (50% biobased content)
  • Paint Removers

    Products formulated to loosen and remove paint from painted surfaces.

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (41% biobased content)
  • 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)
  • Roof Coatings

    Coatings formulated for use in commercial roof deck systems to provide a single-coat monolith coating system.

    • Energy Star
  • Dish Detergent

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (58% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Dish Soap

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (58% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Rinse Aids

    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
  • Plastic (polyol)

    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (20% biobased content)
  • Nylon

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (7% minimum biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Non-Federal Multi-Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • Cradle to Cradle Certified
    • If the above are not available:
    • GECA Floor Coverings
    • GreenCircle Certified Environmental Facts for Flooring Products
    • NSF 140
    • Environmental Choice New Zealand: Carpets
    • Sustainable Materials Rating Technology (SMaRT)
    • Non-Federal Single Attribute Standards and Ecolabels
    • International Living Future Institute: Living Product Challenge 1.0
    • International Living Future Institute: Declare
    • 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.
  • Acoustical Ceiling Tiles

    Tile made in various sizes and textures from soft, usually fibrous, sound-absorbing material, as wood, cork, or metal, and typically applied to ceilings or walls.

    Categories:
    Building Finishes
    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (37% biobased content)
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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.
  • Wallboard/Gypsum Board/Drywall

    A type of board made from plaster, wood pulp, or other material, used especially to form the interior walls of houses.

    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • BioPreferred Program - USDA Certified Biobased
    • 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.
  • Commercial Dishwasher Detergent

    • Federal Programs
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)
    • EPA Recommended Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels
    • Green Seal GS-53
    • EcoLogo/UL 2759

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

    Categories:
    Cleaning Products
    • BioPreferred Program - Federal Purchasing
    • (34% biobased content)
    • Safer Choice (formerly DfE)