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Recycles Day (ARD)
ARD is a national grassroots campaign dedicated to increasing the purchase of recycled content products and recycling throughout America.
This site provides information on recycled, tree-free, and chlorine-free printing and writing papers.
EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
EPP is a federal program that encourages and assists agencies to purchase environmentally preferable products and services. This site includes tools to implement EPP, success stories, events, and an EPP discussion section.
EPA's Life-Cycle Assessment website
This website promotes the use of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) to help people make more informed decisions by understanding all of the human health and environmental impacts of products, processes, and activities. LCA provides a framework for identifying and evaluating environmental burdens associated with the life cycles of materials and services in a "cradle-to-grave" approach.
General Services Administration Recycled Content Products
GSA's website for federal agencies on purchasing recycled content products.
Global Recycling Network (GRN)
The Global Recycling Network is currently constructing its GRN Marketplace website. The site offers recycled-content product information.
Green Seal is the independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by promoting the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products. It sets environmental standards and awards a "Green Seal of Approval" to products that cause less harm to the environment.
National Recycling Coalition
The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) is a national non-profit advocacy group with members that span all aspects of waste reduction, reuse and recycling in North America. Its objective is to eliminate waste and promote sustainable economies through advancing sound management practices for raw materials in North America.
Office of the Federal Environmental Executive
This office promotes, coordinates, and assists federal agencies with waste prevention, recycling, and the affirmative procurement of products made with recycled content and environmentally preferable products and services.
This site is a worldwide trading site for information related to secondary or recyclable commodities, by-products, used materials, and surplus items. There is also a calendar of events, a listing of associations, and a publications list.
Scientific Certification Systems (SCS)
SCS documents environmental claims, such as "recycled content" and "biodegradability," for thousands of products and materials. SCS's compliance Evaluation Program helps retailers, government agencies, and corporate procurement officials screen the environmental claims made by their vendors to ensure responsible green marketing.
Conference of Mayors
This site provides information on training, and on implementing a buy-recycled program.
American Chemistry Council's Recycled Plastic Products Directory
The Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Environment and Plastics Industry Council of Canada present the US and Canadian Recycled Plastic Products Directory to assist private and public sector buyers in locating products made with or packaged in recycled plastic.
CalRecycle: Recycled-Content Product Directory
This directory assists individuals, small business owners, state agencies, and corporate buyers in their commitment to buy recycled. The RCP Directory lists thousands of products containing recycled materials as well as information about the manufacturers, distributors and re-processors of these products.
This site includes a searchable database to find green products and provides a public forum to post comments, queries, or news related to environmental product labels.
EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
This site includes information on 54 procurement guidelines, a list of manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers of designated products, fact sheets, buy-recycled news, and related links.
National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR)
The Recycled PET (RPET) Catalog provides a list of suppliers that manufacture products containing postconsumer PET plastic bottles.
National Association of State Purchasing Officials (NASPO)
This site provides monthly updates on buy recycled and green purchasing, and describes the county's experience with different recycled products. The site also includes information on resources for buyers and provides a model environmental purchasing policy.