2000  Buy-Recycled  Series
                       Construction  Products
EcoPurchasing means
considering attributes
     such as
  recycled content

  before you buy
    a product.
       Construction project managers are
       learning what the U.S. Army and
       U.S. Navy already know—recycled
construction products are cost-effective, reli-
able, easy to obtain, and environmentally
friendly. Whether you're  erecting a new
building or constructing a new highway,
high-quality recycled-content products can help you get your project
off to a great start!
  To make it easier to buy recycled, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)  updates the Comprehensive Procurement
Guidelines (CPG) every 2 years. Through the CPG, EPA designates
items that must contain recycled  materials when purchased by feder-
al, state, and local agencies, or by government contractors, using
appropriated federal funds. Among these items, EPA has designated
several construction products, ranging from carpet made from soda
bottles to insulation made from yesterday's newspaper. EPA's
research shows that the items designated in the CPG are of high
quality, widely available, and cost-competitive with virgin products.
EPA also issues nonregulatory companion guidance—the Recovered
Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN)—that recommends levels  of recy-
cled content for those items.
  From small jobs to major projects, inside  or out, recycled-content
construction materials are the way to go. So, whether you're laying
the foundation of a building, installing carpet, or constructing and
painting walls, choose recycled-content products to make each job a
success while  doing your part to  help conserve natural resources!
                         > Printed on paper that contains at least 30 percent postconsumer fiber.

                    What  Is The CPG?
  The CPG
agencies to
 buy items
made from
      Recycling is more than just drop-
      ping off your cans, bottles, and
      newspapers at the curb or at a
local collection facility. Diverting recy-
clables from the waste stream is only
the first of three steps in the recycling
process. The second step occurs when
companies use these recyclables to
manufacture new products. The third
step comes when you purchase prod-
ucts made from recovered materials.
That's how we close the loop.
   To support markets for the materials
collected in recycling programs and to
help  these programs expand, the
Resource Conservation and Recovery
Act requires agencies to buy recycled-
content products designated by EPA. In
addition, President Clinton signed
Executive Order 13101 in September
1998, which called for an increase in the
federal government's use of recycled-
content and other environmentally
preferable products.
   Issued in May 1995, the first CPG
designated 19 new products and incor-
porated five previously designated
items (including insulation and cement
and concrete containing coal fly ash) in
seven product categories. Procuring
agencies are required to purchase these
items with recycled content. The first
CPG  update (CPG II) was published in
November 1997, and designated an
additional 12  items, including shower
and restroom  dividers/partitions and
reprocessed and consolidated latex
paint. A second CPG update (CPG III)
was published in January 2000 and
designated an additional 18 items,
including carpet cushion, flowable fill,
and railroad grade crossing surfaces.
   Procuring agencies include all feder-
al agencies, and any state or local gov-
ernment agency or government
contractor that uses appropriated feder-
al funds to purchase the designated
items. If your agency spends more than
$10,000 per year on a product desig-
nated in the  CPG, you are required to
purchase it with the highest recycled-
content level practicable. The CPG also
applies to lease contracts covering des-
ignated items.
   Once designated,  an  agency has 1
year to develop an affirmative procure-
ment program (or revise an existing
one) for a designated item it purchases.
By May 1, 1996, agencies were
required to develop affirmative pro-
curement programs to incorporate buy-
recycled requirements for construction
board,  thermal insulation, floor tiles,
and carpet. By November 13, 1998,
agencies were required  to revise  their
affirmative procurement programs to
add shower and restroom dividers/par-
titions  and reprocessed  and consolidat-
ed latex paint.  Agencies also must
revise their affirmative procurement
programs to add the  items designated
under CPG III by January 19,  2001.
This effort might involve reviewing
specifications for those  products and
eliminating provisions that pose  barri-
ers to procuring them with recycled
content (such as aesthetic requirements
unrelated to  product performance).

   The CPG acknowledges, however, that specific
circumstances might arise that preclude the pur-
chase of products made with recovered materials.
Your agency may purchase designated items that
do not contain recovered materials if it determines
that: 1) the price of a given designated item made
with recovered materials is unreasonably high,
2) there is inadequate competition (not enough
sources of supply), 3) unusual and unreasonable
delays would result from obtaining the item, or 4)
the recycled-content item does not meet the agen-
cy's reasonable performance specifications.
                                       Key Terms
     Before purchasing construction products con-
  taining recovered materials, you might need to
  review certain key terms:
  • Coal fly ash: Coal fly ash is a byproduct of
    coal burning at electric utility plants. It is
    called "fly" ash because  it is transported from
    the combustion chamber by exhaust gases.
  • Flowable fill: Flowable fill is a wet, flowable
    slurry made up of coal fly ash, water, a coarse
    aggregate (such as foundry sand), and a port-
    land cement that is used as an economical fill
    or backfill material. It can take the place of
    concrete, compacted soils,  or sand commonly
    used to fill around pipes or void areas.
  • Foundry sand: Foundry  sand is clean, high-
    quality silica sand or lake sand from both fer-
    rous and nonferrous metal castings.
  • Ground granulated blast furnace (GGBF) slag:
    Blast furnace slag is a byproduct of iron blast
    furnaces. The slag is ground into granules finer
    than portland cement  and can be used as an
    ingredient in concrete.
  • Rock wool: This composition  of fibers manu-
    factured from slag or natural rock is used in
    building insulation.
• Structural fiberboard: This is a panel made
  from wood, cane, or paper fibers matted
  together and used for sheathing, structural,
  and insulating purposes.
• Laminated paperboard: These boards are
  made from one or more plies of kraft paper
  bonded together and are used for decorative,
  structural, or insulating purpose.
• Reprocessed paint: This is postconsumer latex
  paint that has been sorted by a variety of char-
  acteristics that are dictated by the recycler. In
  general, the paint is sorted by type (i.e., interi-
  or versus exterior), by light and dark colors,
  and by finish (i.e., high-gloss versus flat). The
  reprocessor adds raw materials to meet the
  performance and color requirements expected
  or required by  the end user.
• Consolidated paint: This product consists of
  postconsumer  latex paint with similar charac-
  teristics (such  as type, color family, and finish)
  that is consolidated at the point of collection.
  The postconsumer paints are blended together
  and repackaged, usually with few or no new
  ingredients added to improve the performance
  of the resulting paint.

How Do I Purchase Recycled-Content Construction Products?
      EPA issues guidance in RMANs, which are
      designed to make it as easy as possible to
      buy the designated items. The RMANs rec-
ommend recycled-content levels to look for when
purchasing construction products, as shown in the
chart on page 6. Following the RMANs' recom-
mended levels will help ensure your affirmative
procurement program and standards meet the buy-
recycled requirements.
   Rather than specifying just one level  of recy-
cled content, the RMANs recommend ranges that
reflect actual market conditions. The recommen-
dations are based on market research identifying
recycled-content products that are commercially
available, competitively priced, and that meet
buyers' quality standards.
   Refer to EPA's availability list entitled
"Construction Products Containing Recovered
Materials" for sources of the designated construc-
tion items. See the last section of this fact sheet for
this and other helpful resources.
   CASE STUDY: King County, Washington, Hits a Home Run with Recycled Paint
 In the spring of 1997, King County, Washington, hit a home run by using 100 percent reprocessed latex
 paint in the administrative offices of the Kingdome, home of the Seattle Mariners. Averaging $7.50 per gal-
 lon, the reprocessed paint was not only less expensive than its virgin counterpart, but it covered just as
 well, according to stadium administration.
 In addition, the King County Solid Waste Division continues to test new reprocessed latex paints for use at
 county parks and municipal buildings. In the past few years, the county has used between 100 and 150 gal-
 lons of reprocessed latex paint, primarily in remodeling efforts in the county. The county also works to
 ensure recovery of all unused paint through a well-established household hazardous waste collection pro-
 gram and industrial materials exchange, diverting usable paints and paint products to citizens, schools,
 and businesses that can reuse the materials. For more information, contact Karen Hamilton of King County
 at 253 296-4317.

 CASE STUDY: Fly Ash Takes Wing
 at ACE
 CASE STUDY: U.S. Georgia Department
 of Transportation Eases the Flow
The engineers at the Army Corps of Engineers
(ACE) are no strangers to mixing cement and con-
crete using recovered materials. Their contracts
have specified the use of coal fly ash in concrete
for more than 20 years and, more recently, have
required the use of GGBF slag in concrete mixes
for buildings and roads. While pleased with the
overall performance of both recovered materials,
the engineers say they particularly like the
improved workability that coal fly ash provides
over concrete mixed with portland cement. For
more information, contact Greg Hughes  of ACE at
202 761-4140.
In 1996, the Georgia Department of
Transportation (GDOT) developed contract speci-
fications for the use of flowable fill as an alterna-
tive to compacted soil in construction and
maintenance projects. Flowable fill replaced soil
in applications such as beddings, encasements
and closures for tanks and pipes, and general
backfill for trenches and abutments. The GDOT
mixture combines portland cement, fly ash, fine
aggregate,  air entraining, and water, according to
engineer approval, to create a self-leveling prod-
uct. Flowable fill "...is as good as compacted soil
and it's quicker and easier to use," explained
GDOT's Mike Gown. For more information on
GDOT's specifications or its use of flowable fill,
contact Mike Gown at 404 363-7513.
 CASE STUDY: U.S. General Services
 What it Preaches
 CASE STUDY: High Cliff State Park,
 Wisconsin—Maintenance Free and
 Recycled, Too!
As the major supplier of reprocessed paint to gov-
ernment agencies, the U.S. General Services
Administration's (GSA's) Paint and Chemical
Commodity Center takes its environmental com-
mitment seriously. In 1996, the agency painted its
regional administrator's office in Seattle,
Washington, with the recovered paint it sells. The
recovered paint provided excellent coverage and
durability. The agency built on the success of this
project by painting a number of other GSA offices
and facilities with recovered content latex paint
in 1997. For more information, contact Janice
Douglas of GSA at 206 931-7081.
High Cliff State Park in Menasha, Wisconsin, has
used recovered-content plastic dividers in all its
restroom facilities for 4 years. Although the initial
cost of the dividers was higher than those used in
the past, the park saved money in reduced main-
tenance and repair costs.  Park officials are
extremely pleased with the quality  and perfor-
mance of the product, having experienced no
rusting, corrosion, repainting, or graffiti problems
since installing the new dividers. For more infor-
mation, contact Fran Dietzan of the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources at 920 989-1404.

How Do I Purchase Recycled-Content Construction  Products? (Continued)
EPA's Recommended Content Levels for Construction Products

Structural Fiberboard
Laminated Paperboard
Rock Wool Insulation
Fiberglass Insulation
Cellulose Insulation (loose-fill and spray-on)
Perlite Composite Board Insulation
Plastic Rigid Foam, Polyisocyanurate/
Polyurethane: Rigid Foam Insulation
Foam-in-Place Insulation
Glass Fiber Reinforced Insulation
Phenolic Rigid Foam Insulation
Floor Tiles (heavy duty/commercial use)

Patio Blocks

Polyester Carpet Fiber Face
Latex Paint:
— Consolidated1
— Reprocessed2
-White, Off-White, Pastel Colors
-Grey, Brown, Earthtones, and
Other Dark Colors
Shower and Restroom Dividers/Partitions:

Carpet Cushion:
— Bonded Polyurethane
— Synthetic Fibers
— Rubber
Railroad Grade Crossing Surfaces
— Concrete


Recovered Materials
Postconsumer Paper
Glass Gullet
Postconsumer Paper
Postconsumer Paper
Recovered Material

Recovered Material
Recovered Material
Recovered Material
Rubber or Rubber Blends
Plastic or Plastic Blends
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Resin

Recovered Material

Recovered Material
Recovered Material


Old Carpet Cushion
Carpet Fabrication Scrap
Tire Rubber

Coal Fly Ash
Tire Rubber

Percentage of







Percentage of
Total Recovered






1  Consolidated latex paint used for covering graffiti, where color and consistency of performance are not primary concerns,
2  Reprocessed latex paint used for interior and exterior architectural applications such as wallboard, ceilings, and trim; gutterboards; and concrete, stucco, masonry
  wood, and metal surfaces.
3  The recommended recovered materials content for rubber railroad grade crossing surfaces are based on the weight of the raw materials, exclusive of any additives
  such as binders or additives.
4  The recommended recovered materials content levels for steel in this table reflect the fact that the designated items can be made from steel manufactured from
  either a Basic Oxygen Furnace (EOF) or an Electric Arc Furnace (EAF). Steel from the EOF process contains 25-30% total recovered materials, of which  16% is
  postconsumer steel. Steel from the EAF process contains a total of 100% recovered steel, of which 67% is postconsumer,

 Specifications for Cement,  Concrete, Flow/able Fill, and Rubber Railroad Grade Crossing Surfaces Containing
 Recovered Materials
 Cement Specifications
Concrete Specifications
Flowable Fill
Rubber Railroad Grade
Crossing Surfaces
 ASTM1 C 595, "Standard
 Specification for Blended
 Hydraulic Cements."
 ASTM C 618, "Standard Specification for
 Fly Ash and Raw or Calcined Natural
 Pozzolan for Use as a Mineral Admixture
 in Portland Cement Concrete."
 ASTM D 4832-95el, "Standard
 Test Method for Preparation and
 Testing of Controlled Low
 Strength Material (CLSM) Test
 ASTM D 2000-96, "Rubber
 Products in Automotive
 ASTM C 150, "Standard
 Specification for Portland
 ASTM C 311, "Standard Methods of
 Sampling and Testing Fly Ash and Natural
 Pozzolans for Use as a Mineral
 Admixture in Portland Cement Concrete."
 ASTM D 5239-92, "Standard
 Practice for Characterizing Fly
 Ash for Use in Soil Stabilization."
 ASTM D 2240-97, "Rubber
 AASHTO M 240, "Blended
 Hydraulic Cements."
 ASTM C 989, "Ground Granulated Blast-
 Furnace Slag for Use in Concrete
 ASTM D 5971-96, "Standard
 Practice for Sampling Freshly
 Mixed Controlled Low Strength
 ASTM D 412-97, "Vulcanized
 Rubber and Thermoplastic
 Rubbers and Thermoplastic
                                AASHTO2 M 302, "Ground Granulated
                                Blast Furnace Slag for Use in Concrete
                                and Mortars."
                                       ASTM D 6103-07, "Standard
                                       Test Method for Flow
                                       Consistency of Controlled Low
                                       Strength Material."
                                ASTM D 297-93, "Rubber
                                Products—Chemical Analysis.'
                                American Concrete Institute Standard
                                Practice ACI 226.R1, "Ground Granulated
                                Blast-Furnace Slag as a Cementitious
                                Constituent in Concrete."
                                       ASTM D 6023-96, "Standard
                                       Test Method for Unit Weight,
                                       Yield, Cement Content and Air
                                       Content (Gravimetric) of
                                       Controlled Low Strength Material
                                ASTM E 303-93, "Measuring
                                Surface Frictional Properties
                                Using the British Pendulum
                                                                      ASTM D 5971-96, "Standard
                                                                      Practice for Sampling Freshly
                                                                      Mixed Controlled Low Strength
                                                                     ASTM D 1171-94, "Rubber
                                                                     Deterioration—Surface Ozone
                                                                     Cracking Outdoors or Chamber
                                                                     (Triangular Specimens)."
                                                                      ASTM D 6024-96, "Standard
                                                                      Test Method for Ball Drop on
                                                                      Controlled Low Strength Material
                                                                      (CLSM) to Determine Suitability
                                                                      for Load Application."
                                                                     ASTM D 573-88, "Deterioration
                                                                     in an Air Oven."
                                                                                                    ASTM D 395-89, "Rubber
                                                                                                    Property—Compression Set."
                                                                                                    ASTM D 257-93, "DC
                                                                                                    Resistance or Conductance of
                                                                                                    Insulating Materials."
                                                                                                    ASTM D 2137-94, "Rubber
                                                                                                    Property—Brittleness Point of
                                                                                                    Flexible Polymers and Coated
1 ASTM = American Society for Testing and Materials.
2 AASHTO = The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

How  Can I Get  More Information?
            Information Available
            From EPA
            This fact sheet and the following publica-
            tions on buying recycled-content products
are available or can be accessed in electronic format on
the Internet at . Use Internet e-mail to
order paper copies of documents. Include the requestor's
name and mailing address on all orders. Address e-mail
to: rcra-docket@epa.gov.
  Paper copies also may  be ordered by calling the RCRA
Hotline. Callers within the  Washington Metropolitan Area
must dial 703 412-9810 or TDD 703 412-3323 (hearing
impaired). Long-distance callers may call 800 424-9346 or
TDD 800 553-7672. The RCRA Hotline operates week-
days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., e.s.t.
»*» Federal Register (FR) notices promulgating CPG I (60
  FR 21370/EPA530-Z-95-006) and RMAN I (60 FR
  21386/EPA530-Z-95-007), May 1, 1995. FR notices pro-
  mulgating CPG II (62 FR60961/EPA530-Z-97-009) and
  RMAN II (62 FR60975/EPA530-Z-97-010), November
  13, 1997. FR notices promulgating CPG III (65 FR 3070)
  and RMAN III (65 FR 3082), January 19, 2000.
»*» EPA Expands Comprehensive Procurement
  Guideline (CPG) (EPA530-F-00-017). This fact sheet
  provides general information about the CPG and the
  development of affirmative procurement programs.
»*» Environmental Fact Sheet—EPA Guideline for
  Purchasing Cement and Concrete Containing Fly
  Ash (EPA530-SW-91-086). This 2-page fact sheet pro-
  vides general information about concrete mixed with
  coal fly ash.
»*» Construction Products Containing Recovered
  Materials (EPA530-B-99-017). This list identifies
  sources of construction  products containing recovered
»*» A Study of State and Local Government
  Procurement Practices that Consider Environmental
  Performance of Goods and Services (EPA742 R 96
  007). This report provides important program elements
  and case studies of state and county agencies purchas-
  ing environmentally  preferable products and services.
  For a copy of the report or more information on EPA's
  Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program,
  contact the Pollution Prevention Information
  Clearinghouse at 401 M Street, SW. (7409),
  Washington, DC 20460. Phone: 202 260-1023.
  Fax: 202 260-4659. Visit the EPP Web site at

            Other Sources  of
            »*» The American Association of State
            Highway and Transportation Officials
  (AASHTO). AASHTO publishes concrete and cement-
  mixing specifications, which are listed in this fact sheet
  and in RMAN I. Contact: AASHTO,  444 North Capitol
  Street, NW., Suite 249, Washington, DC 20001. Phone:
  202 624-5800. Fax: 202 624-5806. The Publications Sales
  Office's mailing address is P.O. Box  96716, Washington,
  DC 20090-6716. Phone: 888 227-4860. Fax: 800 525-
  5562. Web site: www.aashto.org
»*» American Concrete Institute (ACI). ACI publishes a
  standard for concrete containing GGBF slag and offers
  several relevant publications.  Contact: ACI, P.O. Box
  9094, Farmington Hills, Ml  48333.  Phone: 248 848-
  3700. Web site: www.aci-int.org
»*» American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
  ASTM publishes standards for mixing cement and con-
  crete. Contact: ASTM, 100  Barr Harbor Drive, West
  Conshohocken, PA 19428-2959. Phone: 610 832-9585.
  Fax: 610 832-9555. Web site: www.astm.org
»*» Buy Recycled Business Alliance. The Alliance
  includes over 3,200 companies and organizations com-
  mitted to increasing their use  of recycled-content prod-
  ucts and materials in their day-to-day operations. The
  Alliance offers educational  materials, a quarterly
  newsletter, and  product-specific guides.  Publications
  include fact sheets on insulation and coal fly ash, and
  Building for Tomorrow: Buy Recycled Guidebook for the
  Commercial Construction Industry. Public purchasing
  entities can join free of charge. For more information,
  contact Kevin Barry, National  Recycling Coalition, 1727
  King Street, Suite 105, Alexandria, VA 22314-2720.
  Phone: 703 683-9025, Ext.  210. Fax: 703 683-9026.
  Web site: www.nrc-recycle.org/brba/index.htm
  E-mail: brbainfo@nrc-recycle.org

»*» Directory of Recycled-Content Building and
  Construction Products. This regional directory
  includes 500 construction and building products manu-
  factured partially or totally from recycled materials.
  Contact: Clean Washington Center, First Interstate
  Center, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 1060, Seattle, WA
  98104. Phone: 206 464-7040. Fax: 206 464-6902.
  Web site: www.cwc.org
»*» Environmental Building News. This monthly newsletter
  on environmentally responsible design and construction
  includes articles on new products and materials, technolo-
  gies, and construction methods. Contact: 122 Birge Street,
  Suite 30, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Phone: 802 257-7300.
  Fax: 802 257-7304. Web site: www.ebuild.com
»*» Environmental Resource Guide. Published by the
  American Institute of Architects (AIA), this 1,100-page
  guide presents comprehensive lifecycle information on
  building materials and applications, including products
  and recyclability. Contact AIA at 1735 New York Avenue,
  NW., Washington, DC 20006-5292. Phone:
  800 225-5945. Price: $221 ($198.90 for members).
  Web site: www.aiaonline.com
»*» Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). With assis-
  tance from the American Coal Ash Association, Inc.,
  FHWA published Fly Ash Facts for Highway Engineers
  (FHWA-SA-94-081), August 1995. It also maintains a
  database of state specifications for using coal fly ash
  and GGBF slag. Contact: Gary Crawford, Federal
  Highway Administration, 400 Seventh Street, SW.,
  Washington, DC 20590. Phone: 202 366-1286.
  Web site: www.fhwa.dot.gov
»*» U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). GSA
  publishes various supply catalogs, guides, and sched-
  ules for recycled-content products available through the
  Federal Supply Service. Copies of Carpet, Carpet Tiles,
  and Carpet Cushion,  Multiple Award Schedule FSS72-I-
  A are also available. Contact GSA, Centralized Mailing
  List Service (7CAFL), 4900 Hemphill Street, P.O. Box
  6477, Fort Worth, TX 76115-9939. Phone: 817 334-
  5215. Fax: 817 334-5561. GSA also offers recycled con-
  tent paint through requisition and processing. For more
  information on how to purchase this product, contact the
  GSA Paint and Chemical Commodity Center at
  800 241-7246. You can also access GSA Advantage!,
  GSA's Internet-based online ordering system, to order
  any GSA product at .
»*» Greening the Government: A Guide to Implementing
  Executive Order 12873. This guide provides detailed
  information on establishing and implementing federal
  affirmative procurement plans. Updated in the summer
  of 1997, it is available from the Office of the Federal
  Environmental Executive, Ariel Rios Building, Mail Code
  1600S, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington,
  DC 20460. Phone: 202 564-1297. Fax: 202 564-1393.
  Web site: www.ofee.gov
  You can also download an electronic version on the
  Internet at .
 »*» Guide to Recycled Products: Building and
  Construction. This guide is published by Metro, a
  regional government agency serving the Portland,
  Oregon, area, but may be useful  for procurement offi-
  cials in other areas of the country. It is designed to help
  locate hundreds of recycled-content building products.
  Contact: Metro, 600 NE.  Grand Avenue, Portland, OR
  97232. Phone: 503 234-3000. Fax: 503 797-1851.
  Web site: www.metro-region.org
»*» A Guide to Resource Efficient Building Elements. In
  addition to tips on efficient design and job-site recycling,
  this guide lists several manufacturers that make prod-
  ucts using recovered materials. Contact: Center for
  Resourceful  Building Technology, P.O.  Box 100,
  Missoula, MT 59806. Phone: 406 549-7678.
  Fax: 406549-4100.
»*» The Harris Directory of Recycling and Pollution
  Preventing Materials for Home, Office, and Garden.
  This computer database for Macintosh and Windows
  lists construction products made with recovered materi-
  als. Users can search for topics using either a key word
  search or by consulting an accompanying 24-page
  handbook. Contact BJ.  Harris, P.O. Box 2024, Candler,
  NC 28715. Phone: 888 844-0337.
  Web site: www.harrisdirectory.com
»*» National Institute of Governmental Purchasing
  (NIGP). NIGP maintains a library of product specifica-
  tions and sample bid documents  for both virgin- and
  recycled-content products, including concrete. It also
  offers procurement training workshops for members.
  For more information, contact Fuad Abu-Taleb, 151
  Spring Street, Suite 300, Herndon,  VA 20170. Phone:
  703 736-8900, Ext. 241.  Fax: 703 736-9644.

How  Can I Get More Information? (Continued)
»*» Official Recycled Products Guide. This directory lists
  more than 5,000 manufacturers and distributors of recy-
  cled-content products. Contact: Recycling Data
  Management Corporation, P.O. Box 577, Ogdensburg,
  NY 13669. Phone: 800 267-0707. Fax: 315 471-3258.
»*» Recycled Plastic Products Source Book. This booklet
  lists more than 1,300 plastic products  from approximate-
  ly 300 manufacturers. For more information, call the
  American Plastics Council (APC), 1801 K Street, NW.,
  Suite 701-L, Washington, DC 20006. Phone:
  202 974-5400. Fax: 202 296-7119.
  Web site: www.plasticsresource.com
»*» Resource Guide to Recycled Construction Products.
  This recycled construction products list is available from
  the Los Angeles Integrated Solid Waste Management
  Office, 433 South Spring Street, Suite 500,  Los Angeles,
  CA90013. Phone: 213847-1444.
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USAGE). USAGE has
  specifications for cement containing coal fly ash.
  Contact Greg Hughes,  USAGE, 20 Massachusetts
  Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20314.
  Phone: 202 761-4140.  Fax: 202 761-4139.
  Web site: www.usace.army.mil
             Internet Sites

             Government Sites
             »*» The Comprehensive Procurement
             Guidelines: . This site
  describes ERA'S effort to facilitate the procurement of
  products containing recovered materials, including infor-
  mation on CPG, RMANs, and the Buy-Recycled Series.
»*» Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP):
  . EPA's Environmentally
  Preferable Purchasing program encourages and assists
  federal agencies to purchase environmentally preferable
  products and services. The site explains EPA's pro-
  posed guiding principles for including environmental
  performance in purchasing decision-making and posts
  case studies of successful pilot projects in both the pub-
  lic and private sectors.
»*» Federal Trade Commission: . The Federal Trade
  Commission issued Guides for the Use of
  Environmental Marketing Claims in  May 1998.
»*» Jobs Through Recycling: . EPA's
  Jobs Through Recycling program stimulates economic
  growth and recycling market development by assisting
  businesses and supporting a network of state and
  regional recycling contacts.  This Web site provides
  information on financing and technical assistance for
  recycling businesses as well as other market develop-
  ment tools.
»*» King County Recycled Product Procurement
  Program:  . This
  site describes the tools and techniques developed by
  King County, Washington, agencies for purchasing recy-
  cled products.
»*» Municipal Solid Waste: . This site
  includes information on recycling, source reduction, and
  reuse. Contains state municipal solid waste data and
  the latest facts and figures on waste generation and
»*» WasteWise: . WasteWise is a
  free, voluntary EPA program through which organizations
  eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their
  bottom line and the environment. The program provides
  hands-on assistance to members to help them purchase
  or manufacture recycled-content products, prevent
  waste, and recycle solid waste materials.

Product Information
»*» Recycling Data Network Information Services:
  . This commercial Web
  site provides access, on a subscription basis, to a recy-
  cled-content products database of over 4,500 listings in
  700 product classifications.  It also provides a reference
  library and a newsletter. Managed by the publisher of
  the Official Recycled Products Guide, the product
  database is considered to be the largest of its kind.
»*» Environmental Building News: .
  This site is the online version of Environmental Building
  News, the  leading periodical on environmentally sustain-
  able design and construction. It contains articles,
  reviews, and news stories on energy-efficient, resource-
  efficient, and healthy building practices.
»*» Oikos Green Building Source: . This site
  contains a  catalog of books, videos, and software for
  sustainable construction; a searchable database of com-
  panies that feature products with environmental
  attributes; and links to other green building sites.

»*» The Fedmarket Procurement Assistance
  Jumpstation: . This site contains
  links to many sites containing procurement information.
»*» Sustainable Building Sources: . This site contains
  green building news articles, conference announce-
  ments, links to other green building sites, and the
  Sustainable Building Sourcebook.
In addition, contact your state solid waste management
     agency for information about local and regional
         businesses that produce or distribute
              recycled-content products.






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