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Other EPA Sites
- Recovered Material Advisory Notices
EPA publishes purchasing guidance and recommendations for recycled content levels in Recovered Material Advisory Notices (RMANs) that accompany each CPG, and updates its guidance annually.
Preferable Purchasing (EPP)
EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
program encourages and assists federal agencies in
purchasing environmentally preferable products and
services. The site explains EPA's guiding principles for
including environmental performance in purchasing
decisionmaking and posts case studies of successful pilot
projects in both the public and private sectors.
WasteWise is a free, voluntary EPA program through
which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid
waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment.
The program provides hands-on assistance to members to
help them purchase or manufacture recycled-content
products, prevent waste, and recycle solid waste
- Municipal Solid Waste
EPA's MSW Web site includes information on the
various methods for reducing and better managing solid
waste, including source reduction, recycling, and disposal.
This site also includes the latest facts and figures on MSW
generation and recovery and state data.
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Office of the Federal
Environmental Executive (OFEE)
OFEE's mission is to advocate, coordinate, and
assist environmental efforts of the federal community in
waste prevention, recycling, affirmative procurement of
CPG items, and the acquisition of recycled and
environmentally preferable products and services.
FedCenter is the federal government's home for comprehensive environmental stewardship and compliance assistance information. The site provides frequent updates to the stewardship program. Federal employees and contractors can become members and gain access to additional resources.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued
Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing
Claims in May 1998.
General Services Administration, Federal Supply Service
The U.S. General Services Administration, Federal
Supply Service has introduced many products into its
supply system that have recycled content, offer energy
and/or water savings, or that have been reformulated to
be less environmentally detrimental. This site includes
product descriptions, ordering information, information
for prospective vendors, and more. You can also access
GSA Advantage!, GSA's online ordering system to order any GSA
King County, Washington's Environmental Purchasing Program site includes criteria and links to related Web sites.
Integrated Waste Management Board's Buy Recycled Program
CIWMB promotes California's policy to "buy green"
and currently is working in several targeted priority
areas such as the Recycled Paper Coalition, the building
and construction industry, and the organics and
composting industries. The recycled-content products
database lists over 3,000 companies and 6,500 products
with recycled content.
Data Network Information Services
This commercial Web site provides access, on a
subscription basis, to a recycled-content products database
of over 4,500 listings in 700 product classifications. It
also provides a reference library and a newsletter. Managed
by the publisher of the
Official Recycled Products Guide, the product
database is considered to be the largest of its kind.
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