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10/01/2009GreenScapes Activities ListPublication
 Description: This interactive, electronic document provides a list of simple, cost-effective, and sustainable solutions to increase resource efficiency. When integrated into site planning and management, these GreenScapes activities can help save money on labor, equipment, and supplies while still having a great looking and healthy landscape.
 
01/01/2007GreenScapes Rebuy ChecklistPublication
 Description: This fact sheet provides a checklist for rebuying, or looking for products that meet your needs but have a better environmental profile than your current product purchases. Consider biobased, recycled content, and other environmentally preferable aspects in your purchasing decisions. Recycled products, for example, are often more durable than those made with virgin materials, saving money and raw materials over time.
 
09/01/2004Vayamos de Compras Verdes (Spanish - Let's Go Green Shopping)Publication
 Description: This publication is the Spanish translation of Let's Go Green Shopping (EPA530-K-04-003). It provides tips and resources for "green purchasing." Green purchasing means shopping with the environment in mind by buying products that help conserve natural resources, save energy, and prevent waste or by not buying things that aren't needed. This document is part of the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC), which calls on all Americans to prevent pollution, promote recycling and reuse, and conserve energy and materials.
 
04/01/2004Let's Go Green ShoppingPublication
 Description: This document provides tips and resources for "green purchasing." Green purchasing means shopping with the environment in mind by buying products that help conserve natural resources, save energy, and prevent waste or by not buying things that aren't needed.
 
09/22/2003PRODUCT PACKAGING WASTE PREVENTION AND RECYCLING Memo
 Description: EPA has no legal authority to establish regulations to use packaging with less environmental impacts. EPA works with states, communities, and businesses to encourage voluntary reduction of solid waste and educates citizens to choose products with packaging that is less environmentally harmful. Citizens can contact packaging associations and manufacturers about packaging standards and encourage companies to not use packaging with negative environmental impacts. The Federal government buys products made from recycled materials and issues recommendations on buying products with recycled content and other favorable attributes. Some states have legislation regarding product packaging.
 
11/19/2002WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING IN THE UNITED STATESMemo
 Description: Handling trash is primarily the responsibility of state and local governments. EPA does not have the legal authority to require recycling or waste prevention. EPA relies on voluntary approaches to inspire recycling. Puzzled About Recycling’s Value? Look Beyond the Bin (EPA530-K-98-008) explains recycling’s benefits, including the conservation of natural resources, the decrease of greenhouse gas emissions, and the expansion of the U.S. job market. The federal government tries to buy items that are made from recycled materials.
 
06/24/2002CURRENT RECYCLING PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVESMemo
 Description: State and local authorities are primarily responsible for the management of municipal solid waste (MSW). National laws do not allow EPA to establish federal recycling regulations. EPA publishes information, provides technical support, and develops voluntary programs to encourage recycling. Since materials collected for recycling are determined by existing markets, EPA helps to develop new markets and expand existing markets for recovered materials by working with states, local communities, businesses, trade associations, and consumers.
 
08/17/1999ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON RECYCLING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTEMemo
 Description: President Clinton supports recycling through programs such as the federal procurement program (Executive Order 13101), including the appointment of a Federal Environmental Executive (FEE), and the White House recycling program. EPA’s recycling efforts include the WasteWi$e program, Jobs Through Recycling, and cooperation with government and industry groups and associations.
 
03/01/1998Availability of Uncoated Printing and Writing Papers Containing 30 Percent Postconsumer FiberPublication
 Description: This report summarizes the results of research conducted on the availability of uncoated printing and writing papers containing 30 percent postconsumer fiber. The report discusses the purpose and scope, methodology, findings, and conclusions of the research. Detailed research results for ten grades of paper are presented in tabular form. The report also contains a list of federal government and paper industry contacts, an outline of the research information needs, and a list of companies that could not be reached.
 
12/01/1997Buy-Recycled Resource ListingPublication
 Description: This document lists over 40 documents and several web pages pertaining to buying recycled materials. It is also included as an insert in WasteWise Update (Issue #8) Closing the Loop (EPA530-N-97-008).
 
01/01/1996CONTRACTORS AS PROCURING AGENCIESQuestion & Answer
 Description: Federal contractors are not automatically subject to Section 6002. Federal contractors must independently determine if purchases of designated products exceed $10,000 for use on federal contract.
 
01/01/1996FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON COMPOSTINGQuestion & Answer
 Description: Composting can be a source reduction or recycling. A federal permit is not required for composting facilities. Many markets are available for compost products. Discusses the percentage of yard trimmings recycled in municipal compost piles.
 
03/01/1995Reusable News (Spring 1995)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News focuses on household hazardous waste, and also includes articles on McDonald's ""buy recycled"" campaign and waste reduction efforts, paper procurement guidelines, plastics recycling, and life-cycle analysis.
 
01/01/1995Reusable News (Winter 1995)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News reports on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation and recovery rate, features an interview with the Federal Environmental Executive, and includes articles on Washington State's ""buy recycled"" campaign, construction and demolition waste reduction, and EPA's Source Reduction Mega Match program. This issue also includes an insert listing EPA publications on MSW.
 
09/01/1994Reusable News (Fall 1994)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News features the Jobs Through Recycling Initiative, EPA's program to expand markets for recycled materials, stimulate economic development, and create jobs in the recycling industry. This issue also includes articles on Keep America Beautiful's ""buy recycled"" campaign, the Recycling Technology Assistance Partnership (ReTAP) National Network, recycling packaging foam, and composting.
 
08/01/1993PROCUREMENT REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIESQuestion & Answer
 Description: Discusses three questions government agencies should answer to determine whether they are subject to the RCRA 6002 procurement regulations.
 
01/01/1993Reusable News (Winter/Spring 1993)Publication
 Description: This issue of Reusable News celebrates the fourth anniversary of Reusable News with a cover story on the Buy Recycled Business Alliance. It also describes Georgia's new composting program, the management of packaging waste in Europe, and the success of federal recycling programs, and features a center spread on organizations engaged in materials exchange efforts.
 
10/15/1991Environmental Fact Sheet: EPA to Develop Guidance on the Use of the Terms "Recycled" and "Recyclable" in Product Labeling and AdvertisingPublication
 Description: This fact sheet discusses an effort by EPA to provide help on specific environmental marketing terms to educate consumers and advise marketers. The terms addressed are related to recycling solid waste materials, and the aim is to increase the use of recycled materials.
 
04/09/1990COAL ASH AS A SOLID WASTEMemo
 Description: EPA supports the beneficial use of coal ash (exempt under Section 261.4(b)(4) Bevill exemption for fossil fuel combustion wastes) through Federal procurement guidelines and the use of fly ash as a stabilizing medium in setting land disposal restrictions (LDR) treatment standards. RCRA defines coal ash as a solid waste. States may regulate coal ash more stringently.
 
03/01/1986FEDERAL PROCUREMENT OF RECOVERED MATERIALSQuestion & Answer
 Description: A summary of section 6002 of RCRA. EPA has published guidelines for cement and concrete containing fly ash, paper and paper products, and asphalt materials containing ground tire rubber. A discussion of the four criteria for selecting additional items for which EPA will prepare procurement guidelines.
 
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