Use of high post-consumer recycled content copy paper, made without the use of chlorine is a goal for all Department of the Interior facilities. Government-wide, agencies are mandated to purchase paper that contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer fiber.
According to the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, FY 2003, a whopping 98.4 percent of the Executive Branch's purchasesof copier paper from the Government Printing Office contained 30 percent postconsumer fiber or more! This includes 3-hole punched paper and 8 1/2 x 14, with a few exceptions. The volume of paper purchased was a huge 1.4 billion sheets of paper. A year earlier, the agencies purchased 1.7 sheets of paper, 94 percent of which contained 30 percent or higher levels of postconsumer fiber.
- EPA's Comprehesive Procurement Guideline for Printing and Writing Papers
includes database of vendors for various types of recycled-content paper
- Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Lynn Scarlett addressed this goal in this memorandum of January 29, 2003
- Letter from Federal Environmental Executive John Howard on the use of paper containing a minimum of 30% post-consumer content in all contracted printing activities
- NPS Tips on Environmentally Preferable Printing
Courtesy of Sonya Capek, NPS CCSO
- Chlorine Free Products Association
provides third party certification for the post-consumer recycled content and chlorine-free aspects of paper products and maintains a list of certified products on their website
- DOI's National Business Center EPP Paper Pilot Test Report - 12/01/01
- State EPP Paper Fact Sheets: