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Copiers USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated Energy conservation
Performance specifications
Recycled paper
Reduced waste
Take back clauses

2002 
Copiers: EPP Update #4 (see page 10 for article on EPA's copier specifications) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Toby Wilson, 202 260-4929, or Russell Clark, 202 260-4418
None stated None stated
Not available
03/01/99 
Copiers: EPP Update #6 ,page 10 for article on EPA procurement of environmentally-preferable photocopiers) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics russell.clark@epa.gov
None stated None stated
Not available
04/01/2000 
Electronics: EPP Update #8 (see page 1 for article on "MOU for Electronics to be Signed") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Chris Kent, kent.christopher@epa.gov
None stated None stated
Not available
02/01/2001 
Electronics: EPP Update, #10 (see page 6 for article on "Federal Government Electronics Stewardship Forum") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Web site
None stated Demanufacturing
Energy efficiency
Recyclable
Not available
01/01/2002 
Green Building: Green Office Guide: A Guide to Greening Your Bottom Line Through a Resource Efficient Office Environment USA - City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development Web site

Bleaches (including chlorine)
VOCs
None stated

11/01/01 
Office Equipment: Mercury-Added Products Database (lists amount of mercury in different products) USA - Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

None stated Mercury reduction
Toxicity

 
Office Supplies: Office Equipment (actual energy consumption of typical office equipment) USA - DOE's Office of Building Technology State and Community Programs

None stated Energy consumption
Not available
01/01/2002 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

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 
Performance of Recycled Paper Use in Office Machines USA - Conservatree Web site

None stated Performance
Waste reduction

6/11/03 
Photocopiers, Fax Machines Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

None stated Energy conservation
Preference for machines that produce two-sided copies
Preference for machines that use standard size paper
Preference for multifunction machines that reduce the need for additional machines to perform office tasks
Reduced chemical emissions
Waste reduction

02/01/01 
Product Leasing and its Advantages USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated Durability
Recycling
Remanufacturing
Reuse
Waste prevention

12/01/00 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

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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