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Plastic Trash Bags

Last Updated: 09/25/17

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 process is prescribed by the color, size and thickness of the bag.

Product Details
  • Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Procurement Info

Where to Buy

  • Agencies are directed to use the applicable statutory requirements AND the EPA recommended standards and ecolabels.
  • Statutory Requirements
  • CPG CPG View sample contract language
  • (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.
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings