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these products or companies on the part of the EPA's Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program.

Some lists include product brands that have had their environmental claims certified by a third party certifier, while
others do not. Go to the vendor list author home page link to get more details on how each program generates their
lists. In addition, to get a product brand added to any vendor list in this database, please contact the organization
which authored the vendor list directly via the contact information provided in the vendor list table.

Vendor Lists
Product
Program (& Contact)
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Products Awarded with Eco-Label?
View Standard/Criteria
Attributes
Methodology
Date Finalized
Prohibited Substances
Limited Substances
Other Attributes
Agricultural Adjuvants (soy-based oils designed for use with agricultural pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers) USA - United Soybean Board Web site

No 

None stated None stated Biobased materials

 
Bacterial composter (cleaning product) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Chain Saws Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Cadmium-containing or Lead-containing additives
PBB
PBDE
Chlorinated paraffins
Carcinogenic substances
None stated Exhaust emission standards
Materials identification
Operation instructions
Recyclable design
Returnable/reusable materials
Safety requirements
Specific noise emission standards

01/01/98 
Chain Saws (lubricants) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Water-endangering substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances; Organic halogen compounds; Nitrite compounds
Potentially degradable additives Consumer information on packaging
Degradable contents
Ecological testing
Serviceability and safety requirements

1/1/2000 
Compost Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

synthetically compounded growth promoters
activators and inoculants; synthetically compounded or synthetic pesticides; petroleum distillate herbicides; synthetic fumigants and sterilants; synthetic growth regulators; synthetic wetting agents such as ethylene oxide and polyacrylamides; synthetic resins or other products claimed to improve water penetration
retention or soil aggregation; products fortified
prepared or preserved with synthetic compounds except fish emulsions that have been stabilized with phosphoric acid; natural poisons such as arsenic and lead salts
None stated activators and inoculants; No synthetically compounded or synthetic pesticides; No petroleum distillate herbicides; No synthetic fumigants and sterilants; No synthetic growth regulators; No synthetic wetting agents such as ethylene oxide and polyacrylamides; No synthetic resins or other products claimed to improve water penetration
Entirely organic; Contain no synthetically compounded growth promoters
prepared or preserved with synthetic compounds except fish emulsions that have been stabilized with phosphoric acid; No natural poisons such as arsenic and lead salts
retention or soil aggregation; No products fortified

 
Compost Activators and Accelerators USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 95% minimum biobased content

 
Compost Bins Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Cadmium
Lead
Mercury
Chlorinated or brominated paraffin
Brominated diphenyl ether or phtalate
Wood preservatives Durability/life span
Process and production method
Recycled content

06/07/96 
Compost (food waste) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Compost (food waste) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Compost (yard trimmings) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Compost (yard trimmings) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Composter (plastic) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances
None stated Recycled content
Serviceability and safety requirements

1/1/1997 
Compost/Organic Fertilizer Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Synthetic pesticides
Synthetically compounded growth promoters
Natural poisons
Petroleum distillate herbicides
None stated Organic

None stated 
Containers (plants) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Synthetic plastic materials
Plasticizers
PVC-containing materials
Biocide substances
Cadmium
Copper
Mercury
Nickel
Lead
Chromium
Zinc
Biodegradable content
Serviceability requirements

8/1/1996 
Edging (lawn and garden) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Edging (lawn and garden) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Erosion Control Materials USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 77% minimum biobased content

 
Fertilizer (organic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled Content
 
Fertilizers USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 71% minimum biobased content

05/14/2008 
Hoses (garden) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Hoses (garden) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Hoses (soaker) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Hoses (soaker) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Hoses (soaker) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Hoses: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Outdoor Equipment USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Insecticide USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes  Not available online. Contact SCS for more information. None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Insecticide (aerosol) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes  Not available online. Contact SCS for more information. None stated None stated Biodegradable contents

 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) USA - Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers Alison Kinn Bennett, 202-564-8859, kinn.alison@epa.gov

 

None stated None stated Fewer Materials
Less Toxic

01/04/2010 
Lawn Care Equipment USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated None stated Air emissions
Energy efficiency
Noise emissions

07/01/98 
Lawn Edges (plastic) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances
None stated Recycled content
Serviceability and safety requirements

1/1/1997 
Lubricants (chain and saw) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Petroleum oil
Organic chlorine or nitrite compounds
Mercury
Lead
Zinc
Cadmium
Chromium
Magnesium
Vanadium
Additives Biodegradable content
Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Safety and performance standards
Toxicity

12/11/95 
Lubricants (chain saw) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Water-endangering substances; Carcinogenic
teratogenic or mutagenic substances; Organic halogenated compounds; Nitrite compounds
None stated Biodegradable
Independent testing institutes
Serviceability requirements

1/1/1998 
Moulded Part Products Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Synthetic plastic materials
Plasticizers
PVC-containing materials
Biocide substances
Cadmium
Copper
Mercury
Nickel
Lead
Chromium
Zinc
Biodegradable content
Serviceability requirements

8/1/1996 
Mulch and Compost Materials USA - US Department of Agriculture - BioPreferred Web site

 

None stated None stated 95% minimum biobased content

 
Mulch (hydraulic, paper-based) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Mulch (hydraulic, paper-based) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Mulch (hydraulic, wood-based) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Mulch (hydraulic, wood-based) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Nonpressure Pipe USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
4/30/2004 
Park Benches and Picnic Tables USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Plastic Lumber Landscaping Timbers and Posts USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Plastic Products (recycled) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances
None stated Recycled content
Serviceability and safety requirements

01/01/97 
Playground Equipment USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Playground Equipment (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Rainwater Gutter (plastic) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances
None stated Recycled content
Serviceability and safety requirements

01/01/97 
Resin Used in the Manufacturing of Compost Bags Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Biodegradable

None stated 
Retaining Wall System USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
neoprene/chloroprene
Lead
Hexavalent Chromium
Cadmium
Mercury
Chlorinated organic compounds
Fluorinated organic compounds
Brominated organic compounds
and other chemicals with high hazard to human & environmental health
This product is assessed in the following categories: Toxicity to human and environmental health; Recyclability/Compostability; Recycled/Renwable Content; Use of Renewable Energy during manufacturing; Water Stewardship during manufacturing; Social Responsibility of manufacturer

 
Rock USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Shredders (garden) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Cadmium
Lead
None stated Material identification
Noise level
Post-use care
Serviceability requirements

2/1/2001 
Soaker Hose Watering System USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Soil Improvers European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

Salmonella
E. coli
Lindane
Cypermethrin promecarb
Glass
Metal
Wire
Hard plastic
Weed seeds
Copper
Zinc
Nickel
Chromium
Molybdenum
Selenium
Arsenic
Cadmium
K2O
Nitrogen
P2O5
Lead
Mercury
Flourine
Post-use care
Product emissions
Recycled content

04/01/98 
Sprinkler Hose USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Stone Aggregate USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

 

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
neoprene/chloroprene
Lead
Hexavalent Chromium
Cadmium
Mercury
Chlorinated organic compounds
Fluorinated organic compounds
Brominated organic compounds
and other chemicals with high hazard to human & environmental health
This product is assessed in the following categories: Toxicity to human and environmental health; Recyclability/Compostability; Recycled/Renwable Content; Use of Renewable Energy during manufacturing; Water Stewardship during manufacturing; Social Responsibility of manufacturer

 
Turf Management System (organic) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

Synthetic growth compounds
Synthetic pesticides
Petroleum distillate herbicides
Synthetic fumigants and sterilants
Synthetic wetting agents
Synthetic resins
Natural poisons
None stated Organic

 
Waste Rubber Products Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic substances
None stated Recycled content
Serviceability and safety requirements

1/1/1998 
Water Hoses USA - Green Seal 202-872-6400

 

None stated None stated Packaging
Recycled content

04/04/94 

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