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Bathroom Tissue

Last Updated: 09/25/17

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 service and cleaning applications. The grades of sanitary tissue products covered in the CPG are manufactured for use by restaurants, hotels, schools, government agencies and other similar commercial and institutional buyers. Some recycled-content sanitary tissue products are softer, stronger and more absorbent than others.

Product Details
Procurement Info

Where to Buy

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

Bathroom tissue that meets the Green Seal GS-01 standard may be available from contractors on the following GSA Multiple Award Schedules:

  • Schedule 73 SINs 852 1 and 852 3
  • Schedule 75 SIN 75 85
  • Schedule 51V SINs 105 001 & 105 002
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