Audience-Specific Web Resources

Many resources are available to help you learn more about recycled-content products (RCP) and other environmentally preferable products. The following resources are organized by the audience they were primarily designed by or for, though they may be useful to others.

Federal Government

  • Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer (OSE). Information on federal buy recycled efforts. The OSE recently issued a Model Agency Affirmative Procurement Plan that Federal agencies can use in developing an Affirmative Procurement Plan for the acquisition of United States Environmental Protection Agency-designated recycled-content products. The model also contains suggested elements for a highly aggressive plan addressing waste prevention, recycling, and other provisions of Executive Order 13101, “Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition.” The plan may be expanded to include the acquisition of other “green” products, such as energy-efficient or environmentally preferable products. The model plan and Executive Order 13101 are available on the web site.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).

State of California: State Agencies, Contractors, and Service Providers

According to Public Contract Code 12203(d): Each state agency shall require the businesses with whom it contracts to use, to the maximum extent economically feasible in the performance of the contract work, recycled products. All products purchased regardless of how the products were purchased, e.g., interagency agreement, statewide contract, contractor’s purchase, etc., whether or not the products are RCPs, must be included in the Agencies State Agency Buy Recycled Campaign Annual Report. CalRecycle’s Recycled-Content Product Manufacturers (RCPM) directory showcases innovative recycled-content products made by California manufacturers who use recycled waste as a feedstock and may be SABRC compliant.

California Local Government

Other States

Other Local Governments

Educational Institutions

Private Sector

For more information contact: Buy Recycled,