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Office Store - Office Supplies

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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
Accessories (desktop, plastic) (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 
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

Yes 

None stated None stated None stated

 
Binders USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Binders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
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

Yes 

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

Yes 

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

Yes 

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
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Clipboards (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Computers: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Computer Products (supplies and maintenance equipment) USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Containers (office recycling) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
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
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Containers (records storage) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Cushioning (air bubble) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
File Folders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
File Folders: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Binding and Filing USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
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

 
Film (plastic) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Garbage Can (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 
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 (interdepartment dispatch) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Mailers (open end) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Mailers (open side flat) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Mailers (padded) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
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
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Mailing Envelopes USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Mailing, Packing and Shipping Supplies USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated None stated

 
Office accessories (recovered wood) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes  Not available online. Contact SCS for more information. None stated None stated Recovered materials

 
Office and Desk Accessories USA - Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Program - Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute certification@mbdc.com (434) 295-1111 x1

Yes 

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

Yes 

None stated Chlorine Office practices
Recycled content

01/01/97 
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

Yes 

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

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

Yes 

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

01/01/97 
Office Supplies: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Office Essentials USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Office Supplies: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Visual Communication (awards) USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Packaging: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Mailing and Packing Supplies USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Paper - Interactive Paper Selection Database USA - ReThink Paper (415) 788-3666, x232

No  Includes paper that has recycled-content, is from non-wood sources, reduces or eliminates the use of chlorine, is at least 30% of domestic fiber, or is at least 30% organic fiber. None stated Chlorine
Wood
Recycled content
Domestic fiber
Organic fiber

 
Paper - Rankings USA - ReThink Paper (415) 788-3666, x232

No  Includes paper that has recycled-content, is from non-wood sources, reduces or eliminates the use of chlorine, is at least 30% of domestic fiber, or is at least 30% organic fiber. None stated Chlorine
Wood
Recycled content
Domestic fiber
Organic fiber

 
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

Yes 

None stated Chlorine Locally grown and processed
Recycled content
Tree free

05/01/98 
Paper: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Forms USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Pencils Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

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

Yes 

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 
Portfolios: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Calendars, Personal Organizers and Portfolios USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Presentation Folders (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
01/19/2000 
Printing Cartridges Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Remanufacturing

 
Recycling Containers USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

No 

None stated VOCs
Chromate
Recycled content
Chromate-free
Energy conservation
Low VOCs
Water conservation

12/01/2003 
Ribbon Cassettes and Toner Modules (reusable) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

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
No 
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
No 
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

Yes 

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

Yes 

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

Yes 

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

Yes 

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

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 

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