Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plastic.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Note: EPA's recommendation does not preclude agencies from purchasing
shower and restroom dividers/partitions manufactured from another
material, such as wood. It simply recommends that procuring agencies,
when purchasing shower and restroom dividers/partitions made from
plastic or steel, purchase these items made from recovered materials
when these items meet applicable specifications and performance
Specifications: EPA recommends that procuring agencies use the
following specifications when procuring shower and restroom dividers/
(1) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has issued guidance
for specifying construction materials, including plastic and steel
dividers/partitions. The AIA guidance is known throughout the
construction industry as the "Masterspec" and is available through
the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
(2) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Guide Specification CEGS-10160,
Section C-7--Reprocessed and Consolidated Latex Paints for Specified
Preference Program: EPA recommends that, based on the recovered
materials content levels shown in Table C-7, procuring agencies
establish minimum content standards for use in purchasing reprocessed
and consolidated latex paints.
Table C-7.--Recommended Recovered Materials Content Levels for
Reprocessed and Consolidated Latex Paints
Reprocessed Latex Paint.. ...............................
White, off-white, and pastel colors.. ...................
Grey, brown, earthtones, and other dark colors.. ........
Consolidated latex paint.. ..............................
Notes: EPA's recommendations apply to reprocessed latex paints used for
interior and exterior architectural applications such as wallboard,
ceilings, and trim; gutter boards; and concrete, stucco, masonry,
wood, and metal surfaces, and to consolidated latex paints used for
covering graffiti, where color and consistency of performance are not