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Office Store - Paper Products

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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)
View Vendor List
Products Awarded with Eco-Label?
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Attributes
Methodology
Date Finalized
Prohibited Substances
Limited Substances
Other Attributes
Art Pads (paper) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Binders (paper, covered) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Binders (paper, covered) (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 
Binders (pressboard report) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Binders (pressboard report) (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 
Board (recycled) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Azo dyes; Dyestuffs containing mercury
lead
cadmium
or chromium VI compounds
hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic materials; Optical brighteners; chlorine; glyoxal; Halogenated bleaching agents; or EDTA
Formaldehyde
PCB
Recycled content

03/01/2001 
Book Covers USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Book Covers (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 
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 
Cards (index, postal, and others) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Cards (index, postal, and others) (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 
Coated Paper USA - Chlorine Free Products Association info@chlorinefreeproducts.org

Yes 

Chlorine None stated Recycled content

 
Containers (paperboard) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Copy Paper USA - Chlorine Free Products Association info@chlorinefreeproducts.org

Yes  standard not currently online Chlorine None stated Recycled content

 
Corrugated Containers USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Covers (pressboard report) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Covers (pressboard report) (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 
Envelope Paper USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Envelope Paper (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 
Envelopes 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 
Envelopes (manila) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Envelopes (paper) Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

None stated Sulfur oxides
Nitrogen oxides
Phosphorus compounds
COD
AOX
Process and production method
Recyclable contents
Recycled content

06/15/98 
Envelopes (plastic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
Envelopes (plastic) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
11/13/97 
File Folders USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
File Folders (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 
Filing Products (dyed paper) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Filing Products (dyed paper) (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 
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

 
Gift Sets (writing packs with envelopes) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Laser Packs USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

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

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Menu Board (Paper and Plastic) 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

 
Newsprint and Newsprint Flyers Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Notepads USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Notepads (spiral) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Office Facilities Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Energy efficiency
Office paper diversion program for recycling
Use of paper containing at least 50% Recycled content

None stated 
Office Products USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated Chlorine Office practices
Recycled content

01/01/97 
Paper USA - Conservatree

Some of the product brands listed are certified and some are not. Conservatree indicates which brands have been certified. 

None stated None stated and chlorine-free papers
but probably not an exhaustive list
Includes recycled-content (no set standard for percentage recycled-content)
tree-free

 
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 (carbonless) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (carbonless) (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 
Paper (check safety) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (coated printing) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (coated printing) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

 

None stated Formaldehyde
Heavy metals
Process and production method
Recycled content

06/22/94 
Paper (copying) European Union - EU Eco-Label Web site

Yes 

None stated COD
AOX
Energy use
Process and production method
Product emissions

07/19/99 
Paper (copy) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (cotton fiber) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (covers and writing paper) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paper (cover) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (cover) (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 
Paper (envelope) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (envelope) (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 
Paper (forms bond) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (machine finish groundwood) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (newsprint) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (newsprint) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

01/14/94 
Paper (newsprint) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Azo dyes; Dyestuffs containing mercury
lead
cadmium
or chromium VI compounds; Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic materials; Optical brighteners; Chlorine; Halogenated bleaching agents; or EDTA
Formaldehyde
PCB
Glyoxal
Recycled content
Sustainable foresting

02/01/2001 
Paper (notebooks) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paper (notepads) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paper (Office) 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

 
Paper (offset) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (offset) (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 
Paper (papeteries) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (printing and writing) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated None stated Packaging
Process and production method
Recycled content

08/26/94 
Paper (reams) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paper (recycled) Germany - Blue-Angel Web site

Yes 

Azo dyes; Dyestuffs containing mercury
lead
cadmium
or chromium VI compounds; Hazardous substances; Carcinogenic
mutagenic
or teratogenic materials; Optical brighteners; Chlorine; halogenated bleaching agents; or EDTA
Formaldehyde; PCB; Glyoxal Aquatic toxicity testing
Recycled content

03/01/2001 
Paper (reprographic) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (supercalendered) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (tablet) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paper (text) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Paperboard Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Energy efficiency
Reduced water and air emissions
Waste reduction

None stated 
Paperboard USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paperboard (industrial) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable content
06/22/88 
Paperboard (industrial) (GSA vendor list) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable content
06/22/88 
Paperboard (laminated) USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recycled content
05/01/95 
Paperboard (laminated) (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 
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, Copy Paper USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated Chlorine Lightest basis weight
Office practices
Recycled content

10/01/98 
Paper: GSA Environmental Products and Services Guide -- Paper Products USA - U.S. General Services Administration Web site

Some 

None stated None stated None stated

11/03/03 
Printing and Writing Paper USA - Chlorine Free Products Association info@chlorinefreeproducts.org

  products standards not yet available online None stated None stated None stated

 
Printing and Writing Paper Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Emissions
Energy use
Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Recycled content
Safety and performance standards
Toxicity

06/01/98 
Printing and Writing Papers USA - Green Seal, Choose Green Reports (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated Bleaches (including chlorine)
Coatings
Production process
Recycled content

11/1999 
Printing Paper Nordic Countries - Nordic Swan info@ecolabel.no

Yes 

Alkylphenolethoxylates (APEO)
Chlorine gas in the bleaching process
Biocidal substances
Residual monomers
Acrylamide
EDTA/DTPA
Emissions of: AOX
COD
Phosphorous
Sulfur
and NOx
Carbon dioxide emissions
None stated

12/3/1999 
Printing Paper (uncoated mechanical) Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Emissions
Energy use
Lifecycle considerations
Packaging
Recycled content
Safety and performance standards
Toxicity
Waste management

06/01/98 
Printing/Offset Paper USA - Chlorine Free Products Association info@chlorinefreeproducts.org

Yes  standard not currently online Chlorine None stated Recycled content

 
Pulp Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Energy efficiency
Reduced water and air emissions
Waste reduction

None stated 
Shipping Tags Canada - UL EcoLogo Web site

Yes 

None stated Greenhouse gas emissions
Sulfur dioxide
Energy use
Recycled content
Toxicity
Waste management

 
Tags USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Tickets USA - EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG) Marlene Reddoor, reddoor.marlene@epa.gov
No 
None stated None stated Recyclable contents
06/22/88 
Wetlap Pulp (deinked) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Writing Paper USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 

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