EPA COMPREHENSIVE PROCUREMENT
The EPA is a federal agency whose
mission is “to protect human health and the environment.” CPG is the federal government’s buy-recycled program and is authorized by Congress under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA is required to designate products that are or can be made with recovered materials and to recommend practices for buying these products, including ranges of post-consumer and total recovered materials content.
Once a product is designated, procuring agencies are required to purchase it with the highest recovered material content level practicable.
CPG-designated products from the cleaning industry include paper towels (40-60% post-consumer fiber), bathroom tissue (20-60% post-consumer fiber), and plastic trash bags (10-100% post-consumer content).
CPG is referenced as a requirement to meet in the Sustainable Cleaning Products & Materials section of the LEED for Existing Buldings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB:OM) Green Building Rating System. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/cpg.
WAXIE has several sanitary paper products and plastic
trash liners that meet EPA’s recommended levels of postconsumer