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Office Store - Office Supplies

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Accessories (desktop, plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Adhesives, Coatings, and Inks USA - EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy Program (SNAP) spdcomment@epa.gov, 1-800-296-1996
Ozone depleting substances None stated Alternatives to ozone depleting substances
5/30/2007 
Binder Holders USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1


None stated None stated None stated

 
Binders USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Binders (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Binders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Binders (plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Binders, Portfolios, & Accessories USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act

 
Boxes, Envelopes & Shipping USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Business Forms and other Business Paper Products Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site


Benzene
Halogenated solvents
Alcohol
Wet strength resins
Amounts for the following substances depend on printing method: VOC content
Cadmium
Lead
Mercury
Hexavalent chromium
Aromatic solvents
Halogenated solvents
Borax
Formaldehyde
Emissions associated with process and production methods
Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Recyclable contents
Safety and performance standards

04/27/98 
Calculators (solar powered) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site


Cadmium parts
Organic halogenated compounds
None stated Performance standards of illuminance

01/01/2000 
Calendars and Accessories USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Cartridges (printer) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site


None stated None stated Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Post-use care instructions
Safety and performance standards

08/15/95 
Clip Portfolios (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Clip Portfolios (plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Clipboards (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Clipboards (plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Clocks USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) USA - EPA Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Containers (office recycling) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Containers (office recycling) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Containers (office waste) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Containers (office waste) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
File Folders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
File Folders (plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Filing & Storage USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Garbage Can (plastic) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site


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

1/1/1997 
Ink USA - State of New York Web site
Not available

None stated None stated Biobased content
less hazardous
recycled content

 
Inkjet Printing USA - EPA Design for the Environment Libby Sommer, sommer.elizabeth@epa.gov
phthalates, known reproductive toxicants, known mutagens, known neurotoxicants, alkylphenol ethoxylates, carcinogens (known, probable, or possible), ethylene glycol ethers, chorine bleach, inorganic phosphates, other chemicals with effective, available, safer substitutes highly corrosive chemicals, highly combustible chemicals, VOCs endocrine disruption, fragrance screening, internal organ effects, skin sensitization, respiratory sensitization (asthmagens), acute toxicity, chronic aquatic toxicity
2/3/2009 
Mailers (padded) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Mailers (padded) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Office and Desk Accessories 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

 
Office Essentials (Staplers, Labels, Toner, Clipboards, Paperclips) USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act

 
Office Products USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400


None stated Chlorine Office practices
Recycled content

01/01/97 
Office Products (Recycled Plastic) International - UL Environment cec.us@us.ul.com
Not available

None stated None stated Recycled content

9/29/2011 
Office Recycling Containers USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Reddoor.Marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
 
Office Supplies (binders, envelopes, highlighters, file folders, labels, and six other types of office supplies) USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400


Chlorine 1
1
1-trichloroethane
Non-toxic. Reusable
Recycled content

5/2002 
Office Supplies (plastic) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site


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

01/01/97 
Office Supplies, including stationery Japan - Green Purchasing Network Web site
Not available

None stated Resin treatment High percentage of recycled materials
Low Whiteness Level
Recyclability
Required information on the use of PVC's
Reusability

08/05/98 
Paper (Copier, Computer, Printer, Pads) USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act
Recycled content

 
Paper, Alternative Fiber Papers USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400


None stated Chlorine Locally grown and processed
Recycled content
Tree free

05/01/98 
Pencils Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no


Mercury
Chlorine-based plastics
Lead
Cadmium
Hexavalent chromium
Barium
Selenium
Halogenated or aromatic solvents
Antimony
Arsenic
Allergens
Carcinogens
Flame retardants
Genotoxins
VOCs
Corrosivity
Durability/life span
Health impacts
Other material use
Packaging
Recyclable contents
Recycled content

09/27/01 
Pens Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no


Mercury
Chlorine-based plastics
Lead
Cadmium
Hexavalent chromium
Barium
Selenium
Halogenated or aromatic solvents
Antimony
Arsenic
Allergens
Carcinogens
Flame retardants
Genotoxins
VOCs
Corrosivity
Durability/life span
Health impacts
Other material use
Packaging
Recyclable contents
Recycled content

09/27/01 
Pens, Mechanical Pencils and Other Writing Instruments International - UL Environment cec.us@us.ul.com
Not available

None stated None stated Recycled contents

9/29/2011 
Plastic Products (including textiles, office supplies, outdoor furniture, food containers, and cosmetic containers) Japan - Japan Environment Association - Eco Mark Program ecomark@japan.email.ne.jp
Not available

Heavy Metals Benzidine dyes
Fluorescent whitening agents
Disposal
Durability
Recycled content

12/01/2000 
Presentation Folders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Printer Ribbons (multi-pass thermal transfer ribbons) Japan - Japan Environment Association - Eco Mark Program ecomark@japan.email.ne.jp
Not available

Toxics None stated Performance requirements

4/1/1994 
Printing Cartridges Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site


None stated None stated Remanufacturing

 
Printing Inks (offset) Japan - Japan Environment Association - Eco Mark Program ecomark@japan.email.ne.jp
Not available

Heavy Metals
Toxics
None stated Energy consumption
Quality standards

1/1/97 
Ribbon Cassettes and Ink Cartridges (reusable) Japan - Japan Environment Association - Eco Mark Program ecomark@japan.email.ne.jp
Not available

Toxics None stated Disposal
Reusability

04/01/94 
Ribbon Cassettes and Toner Modules (reusable) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site


PBB
PBDE
Cadmiated cassette or module parts
Mercury
Lead
Cadmium
Chromium VI compounds
Halogenated compounds
Organic impurities
Heavy metal impurities
Improved air quality
Reduced toxicity
Resource conservation
Reusability

04/01/2002 
Toner Cartridges USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Procure remanufactured toner cartridges and/or remanufacturing services
 
Toner Cartridges (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
None stated None stated Procure remanufactured toner cartridges and/or remanufacturing services
 
Whiteboard Surfaces 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

 
Whiteboards, Bulletin Boards, Corkboards 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

 
Writing Instruments USA - AbilityOne customer_service@nib.org, 703.310.0500


None stated None stated Fulfill required source provisions of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act

 
Writing Instruments USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400


None stated None stated Non-toxic inks
Packaging
Recycled content
Renewable resources
Reusable materials

01/01/98 
Writing Instruments Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no


Mercury
Chlorine-based plastics
Lead
Cadmium
Hexavalent chromium
Barium
Selenium
Halogenated or aromatic solvents
Antimony
Arsenic
Allergens
Carcinogens
Flame retardants
Genotoxins
VOCs
Corrosivity
Durability/life span
Health impacts
Other material use
Packaging
Recyclable contents
Recycled content

09/27/01 
Writing Products USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1


None stated None stated Recycled content

 

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