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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Bureau of Recycling and Planning
Abstract: Links to manufacturers and suppliers of recycled content carpeting
Source: NJ Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://newjersey.gov/dep/dshw/recycling/mission.htm

City of Santa Monica - Purchasing
Abstract: Santa Monica's informal procurement policy
Source: City of Santa Monica
URL: http://www.smgov.net/departments/ose/

Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
Abstract: Promotes the use of materials recovered from solid waste
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cpg/

ConservaTree Web
Abstract: Cutting edge information on recycled, chlorine-free, tree-free paper
Source: The NEW ConservaTree
URL: http://www.conservatree.com/

Eco-Office
Abstract: A site for recycled office products and services
Source: Eco-Office
URL: http://www.eco-office.com/

Efficient Transport Packaging and Distribution Systems
Abstract: Information to encourage efficient transport and distribution systems
Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board
URL: http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/homehazwaste/Resources.htm

Environmental Building News [PDF]
Abstract: Collection of land-use, building design, and construction strategies that reduce environmental impacts
Source: Environmental Building News
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/municipal/pubs/combined.pdf

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 1
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple1

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 2
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple2

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 3
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple3

EPA Final Guidance on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing - Guiding Principle 4
Abstract: A guiding principle for environmental purchasing
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/finalguidance.htm#
GuidingPrinciple4

Florida Design Initiative
Abstract: Design and construction information for sustainable buildings
Source: Florida Sustainable Communities Center
URL: http://www.dms.myflorida.com/business_operations/real_estate
_development_management/facilities_management/sustainabl
e_buildings_and_energy_initiatives

From Waste to Resource Management: Reinventing Waste Contracts and Services [PDF]
Abstract: A discussion paper on the defining "resource management" explores the benefits of restructuring waste contracts to provide incentives for reducing waste
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/rmpaper.p
df

FTC Chairman Steiger Announces National Guidelines to Prevent Misleading Environmental Marketing Claims
Abstract: Early press release fully describing FTC environmental guides.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/predawn/F93/greenguid3.htm

Global Recycling Network
Abstract: Provides recycling related information
Source: Global Recycling Network
URL: http://www.grn.com/

Green Guide on Trimming Your Waste
Abstract: A guide to help you trim your office waste
Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
URL: http://www.pnl.gov/ems/

Green Pages - Online
Abstract: Directory of environmentally responsible businesses, products and services
Source: Co-Op America
URL: http://www.greenpages.org/

Green Procurement
Abstract: A set of articles about purchasing decisions and products that prevent pollution
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://pprc.org/pubs/newsletter/news1199.html

Green Seal
Abstract: GreenSeal promotes the manufacture and sale of environmentally responsible consumer products
Source: Green Seal
URL: http://www.greenseal.org

Guide to Green Purchasing
Abstract: Guide for establishing and implementing an EPP program
Source: U.S. Air Force
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/greenguides.htm

King County Environmental Purchasing Program
Abstract: Details about King County's environmental purchasing program
Source: King County Environmental Purchasing Program
URL: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/procurement/Services/En
vironmental_Purchasing.aspx

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
Abstract: Self-assessing system designed for rating new and existing buildings
Source: US Green Building Council
URL: http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Environmentally Preferable Products Procurement Listserv (EPPNET)
Abstract: Electronic listserve for procurement professionals
Source: Northeast Recycling Council
URL: http://www.nerc.org/eppnet/index.html

P24You - the Individual
Abstract: Tips for preventing waste and what to buy at home
Source: PPRC
URL: http://www.pprc.org/p24u.cfm

Pollution Prevention Handbook - Shipping and Receiving Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Provides options to reduce waste at shipping operations
Source: Department of Interior, Environmental Policy and Compliance
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00587.pdf

Recycled-Content Product Database
Abstract: Database of green product manufacturers
Source: California Integrated Waste Management Board
URL: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/RCP/

Sorting Out 'Green' Advertising Claims
Abstract: Consumer education bulletin helps buyers find fact among the fluff.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/general/gen02.shtm

Sorting Out 'Green' Advertising Claims
Abstract: Four page consumer education bulletin helps buyers find fact among the fluff.
Source: Federal Trade Commission
URL: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/1999/04/green.shtm

Strategic Contracting Increases Waste Prevention and Materials Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: A report of resource management among Nebraska organizations.
Source: Resource Recycling
URL: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/rr_rm.
pdf

The Cleaning Products Pilot Project [PDF]
Abstract: Information on biodegradable offered by GSA's Commercial Cleaning Supply Catalog
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/cleaner.pdf

WasteWise Update: Environmentally Prefereable Purchasing [PDF]
Abstract: Sixteen pages identify the benefits of EPP, describes how to establish and maintain an EPP program, and provides EPP examples.
Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/smm/wastewise/pubs/wwupda15.
pdf

 


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