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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 (Products compiled by other organizations)
Product
Program (& Contact)
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Products Awarded with Eco-Label?
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Attributes
Methodology
Date Finalized
Prohibited Substances
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Art Pads (paper) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
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

 
Envelopes (manila) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated 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

 
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 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 (coated printing) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

 

None stated Formaldehyde
Heavy metals
Process and production method
Recycled content

06/22/94 
Paper (covers and writing paper) USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

 
Paper (newsprint) USA - Green Seal (202) 872-6400

Yes 

None stated None stated Recycled content

01/14/94 
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 (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

 
Paperboard USA - Environmentally Preferable Product Web site

Yes 

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

Yes 

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

11/1999 
Printing/Offset Paper USA - Chlorine Free Products Association info@chlorinefreeproducts.org

Yes  standard not currently online Chlorine None stated Recycled content

 
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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