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

None stated Chlorine Less hazardous
Recycled content
Reduced chlorine

2002 
Copy Paper: EPP Update #3, pg. 10 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 None stated
Not available
09/01/98 
Envelopes USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated None stated Recycled content
Reduced waste

 
Green Buildings: Green Purchasing Success Stories in the Pacific Northwest USA - Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center Web site

None stated None stated Energy efficient lighting
Minimized regulatory burden
Recycled content
Sustainable forestry
Zero-emissions production process
Not available
10/01/99 
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

None stated Bleaches (including chlorine)
VOCs
None stated

11/01/01 
Linerboard (for corrugated containers) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

None stated 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 USA - Consumers Union, The Consumers Union Guide to Environmental Labels

None stated None stated Recycled
Sustainable forestry

 
Paper USA - Center for a New American Dream - Concious Consumer Marketplace Scot@newdream.org

None stated Chlorine Process and production method
Recycled content
Sustainably harvested wood
Not available
 
Paper - Paper Criteria USA - ReThink Paper (415) 788-3666, x232

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

None stated None stated None stated
Not available
 
Paper: Action Guide to Greener Paper USA - Environmental Defense Web site

None stated Chlorine Elemental chlorine free (ECF)
Energy efficiency
Totally chlorine free (TCF)
Unbleached
Waste reduction
Not available
12/17/01 
Paper: Envelopes, Printing Paper, Writing Paper, Boxes, Packaging, Trays Canada - City of Richmond, British Columbia - Environmental Purchasing Guide 604-276-4000

None stated Bleach Energy conservation
Preference for unbleached paper
Recycled content
Reduced air emissions
Reduced water emissions
Waste reduction

02/01/01 
Paper: EPP Promising Practices Guide, U.S. Department of Interior, Custodial Services Contract, Success Story USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Heather Davies, DOI, 202 208-7884
EPA 33/50 Program target pollutants
Chesapeake Bay toxics of concern
Sealed aerosol spray cans
Carcinogenic substances
Hazardous substances
Dyes and fragrances
Irritants
None stated
Not available
 
Paper: EPP Update #8 (see page 6 for article on "Protecting the World's Forests with EPP") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
02/01/2001 
Paper: EPP Update #9 (see page 2 article: "Paper Sets the Standard") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
None stated None stated Recycled content
Not available
08/01/2001 
Paper: EPP Update, #10 (see page 8 for article on "EPA Grants Focus on EPP (Obstacles to Market Development)") USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Web site
None stated None stated None stated
Not available
01/01/2002 
Paper: EPP Update, #12 (see page 1 for article on "Buying Biobased - Implications of the 2002 Farm Bill" - plans to designate products in the following categories: fibers, paper, and packaging) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Jim Darr, darr.james@epa.gov
None stated None stated Biobased materials
Not available
01/01/2003 
Paper: Pulp and Paper Manufacturing: Paper Task Force Report USA - Environmental Defense Web site
None stated None stated Pollution prevention
Waste reduction
Water-use reduction

12/16/1995 
Paper: Recommendations for Purchasing and Using Environmentally Preferable Paper USA - Environmental Defense Web site
None stated Chlorine Chlorine free
Pollution prevention
Recycled content
Reduced energy and water consumption
Reduced impact on ecological systems
Not available
12/19/95 
Performance of Recycled Paper Use in Office Machines USA - Conservatree Web site

None stated None stated Performance
Waste reduction

6/11/03 
Printing Papers USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

Chlorine None stated Less hazardous
Recycled content
Reduced chlorine
Reduced waste

2002 
Specification for certified recycled content USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

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

None stated 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

None stated 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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