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 product category.
Compost and Co-Compost
- CalRecycle’s Purchasing Compost and Mulch website.
- Clean Washington Center. This website provides information on the glass industry and listings of recycled glass products and suppliers are available.
- Used Oil Facts provided on the CalRecycle website.
- Management Memo 01-22. DGS’s Office of Fleet Administration encourages State drivers to utilize State garages and authorized vendors offering re-refined oil for oil change services.
- Oil Does Not Wear Out…It Just Gets Dirty! The Facts About Re-Refined Oil (CalRecycle Publication #611-01-002).
- Recycled Latex Paint Fact Sheet (CalRecycle Publication #431-97-034).
- U.S. EPA’s Reprocessed and Consolidated Latex Paints for Specified Uses
Paper Products/Printing and Writing Paper
- Celery Design Collaborative. This site offers environmentally preferable paper purchasing options for graphics professionals.
- Chlorine Free Products Association (CPFA). This site identifies printing and writing paper and other paper products that meet the CFPA’s chlorine-free designations.
- CalRecycle’s Recycled Paper website.
- Conservatree. A comprehensive website that provides technical assistance with selecting environmentally preferable papers. It includes an extensive listing of environmentally preferable papers that is sorted by specific paper grade.
- Co-op America’s WoodWiseTM Program and Magazine PAPER Project. Educational information for individuals and magazine publishers about the environmental impacts of wood and paper production.
- Paper Calculator. This tool from Environmental Defense compares the environmental impacts of specific types of recycled and virgin papers.
- Printers’ National Environmental Assistance Center
- Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative. The Recycled Products Purchasing Cooperative is a non-profit program that provides recycled copy paper and products at prices that meet or beat what many businesses and public entities pay for non-recycled copy paper and products.
- CalRecycle’s Recycled Plastic Products website.
- Recycled Plastic Products Directory is maintained by the American Plastics Council and the Environment and Plastics Industry Council of Canada.
- Toner and Ink Jet Cartridge Remanufacturers and Recyclers. This list is maintained on the Recycler’s World website.
- Considerations in Selecting a Commercial (Off-Site) Solvent Recycling Service (PDF of unknown size). A fact sheet produced by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.