Shower and Restroom Dividers / Partitions
Shower and restroom dividers/partitions are made of 20 to 100 percent recovered plastic or steel. They are used to separate individual shower, toilet, and urinal compartments in commercial and institutional facilities. EPA's designation specifically covers shower and restroom dividers/partitions containing recovered plastic or steel.
- Recommended Recovered Materials Content Ranges
- Product Specifications
- Product Information
- Additional Links
EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends recycled-content levels for purchasing shower and restroom dividers/partitions as shown in the table below.
|Material||Postconsumer Content||Total Recovered Materials Content (%)|
1The recommended recovered materials content levels for steel in this table reflect the fact that the designated items can be made from steel manufactured in either a Basic Oxygen Furnace (BOF) or an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF). Steel from the BOF process contains 25-30% total recovered materials, of which 16% is postconsumer steel. Steel from the EAF process contains a total of 100% recovered steel, of which 67% is postconsumer.
EPA recommends that procuring agencies use the following specifications when procuring shower and restroom dividers/partitions:
- The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued guidance for specifying construction materials, including plastic and steel dividers/partitions. The AIA guidance is known throughout the construction industry as the "Masterspec" and is available through the U.S. General Services Administration.
- US Army Corps of Engineers' Guide Specification CEGS-10160, "Toilet Partitions."
Shower and restroom dividers/partitions can be ordered through the General Service Administration's (GSA's) online ordering system. In addition, GSA publishes various supply catalogues, guides, and schedules for recycled-content products available through the Federal Supply Service.
Buy-Recycled Series: Construction Products (PDF) (11 pp, 104K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the construction products, including shower and restroom dividers/partitions, designated in the CPG and includes case studies, recommended recovered-content levels, and a list of resources.
Technical Background Document
This background document includes EPA's product research on recovered-content shower and restroom dividers/partitions as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.