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Dry Erase Markers (Material Safety Data Sheets) USA - United Art and Education info@unitednow.com

None stated None stated
Not available
06/14/99 
Green Building: How to Become a Member of the U.S. Communities Government Cooperative Purchasing Program -- Purchasing Green Office Supplies USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated Recycled content
Reduced waste

 
Office Supplies: EPP Update #8 (see page 5 for article on "New Store Offers Socially Conscious Products to Government Purchasers") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, kbarnett@bism.com
None stated None stated
Not available
02/01/2001 
Office Supplies: EPP Update #9 (see page 1 article on "Profile of a Pioneer: Wanted: Good Home for Excess Supplies") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated None stated
Not available
08/01/2001 
Office Supplies: EPP Update, #11 (see page 6 for article on "EPP Investigative Reporting (Office Supplies: Ordering Online)") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated None stated
Not available
08/01/2002 
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 
Paper - Paper Criteria USA - ReThink Paper (415) 788-3666, x232

None stated None stated
Not available
 
Paper - ReThink Paper Web Site USA - ReThink Paper (415) 788-3666, x232

None stated None stated
Not available
 
Printer Cartridges, Printing Ink Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

VOCs
Petroleum distillates
Heavy metals
Preference for remanufactured printer cartridges
Waste reduction

02/01/01 
Purchasing for Pollution Prevention: Respiratory Hazards and Industrial Markers USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

cresol
xylene
n-propanol
Respiratory safety

2003 
School Materials: EPP Update #7, page 2 USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics EPA's EPP Publications, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/pubs/index.htm
None stated None stated
Not available
09/01/2000 
Specification for certified recycled content USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated Performance specifications
Postconsumer waste
Postindustrial waste
Recyclable
Recycled content
Recycled materials

None stated 
Toner and Ink Jet Cartridges USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated Reduced Waste

2002 
Toner Cartridges - Tips for writing bid solicitation USA - INFORM - Community Waste Prevention Toolkit Web site

None stated Recycling
Remanufacturing
Warranty

 
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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