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Furniture/Appliances Store - Office Furniture

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Conference Tops (Laminate Veneer) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Desks USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated None stated

 
Green Building: How to Become a Member of the U.S. Communities Government Cooperative Purchasing Program -- Purchasing Green Office Furniture USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated None stated Recycled content
Reduced waste

 
Office Furniture Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

Fiberglass reinforcement VOCs
PVCs
Ozone depleting substances
Longevity
Paint that is applied using electrostatic powder coating process
Preference for manufacturers that demonstrate environmental responsibility during manufacturing process
Recyclable after end use
Recycled content
Recycled steel framing
Reduced landfill waste
Reusable demountable systems
Reusable packaging and shipping materials
Reuse of existing furniture when possible

02/01/01 
Office Furniture and Panel Systems (remanufactured, refurbished, or with recycled-content) USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated None stated Indoor air quality
Recycled content
Reduced waste

2002 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

None stated None stated Biodegradable
CFC-free
Compostable
Degradable
Ozone-friendly
Ozone-safe
Photodegradable
Recyclable
Recycled content
Refillable
Source reduction
The following claims are discussed: Substantiated scientific evidence
Third-party certification
Not available
05/01/00 
Seating USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated None stated

 
Systems Furniture USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated None stated

 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated Chlorine
Cadmium
Cobalt
VOCs
Bleaches (including chlorine)
CFCs
Toluene
Naphthalene
Phthalates
Phosphates
Phosphonates
Arsenic
Chromium
Lead
Nickel
Selenium
Ethylene glycol
Herbicides
Pesticides
Fertilizers
Formaldehyde
Concentrated/bulk products
Donating excess products/materials
Durability
Energy efficiency
Extended warranties
Locally produced products
Low toxicity
Low VOC content
Materials exchange program
Organic-content materials
Preventative maintenance
Recyclable
Recycled content
Reduced bulk mailings
Reduced food waste
Reduced packaging
Reduced paper use
Reduced watering
Remanufactured products
Repairability
Reusability
Reusable packaging
Routine maintenance
Short distribution distances
Surplus materials program
Tree-free content
Upgradable
Vendor training
Water efficiency

01/01/02 

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