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Table G-7.--Recommended Recovered Materials Content Levels for Plastic
Envelopes
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Total recovered
materials
Postconsumer
Material
content (%)
content (%)
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25
25-35
Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Note: EPA's recommendation does not preclude a procuring agency from purchasing
envelopes manufactured from
another material, such as paper. It simply requires that a procuring agency, when
purchasing envelopes made
from plastic, purchase these items made with recovered materials when these items meet
applicable
specifications and performance requirements. Procuring agencies should note, however,
that paper envelopes
fall within the scope of EPA's previous designation of paper and paper products. EPA
issued postconsumer and
recovered materials content recommendations for paper products, including envelopes,
in the Paper Products
RMAN, which was issued in the Federal Register on May 29, 1996 at 61 FR 26985. A
copy of the Paper Products
RMAN is available from the RCRA Hotline at 1-800-424-9346 and electronically via
EPA's Public Access Server at
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/search.htm.
Specifications: (1) GSA, the Government Printing Office (GPO), and
the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) all currently purchase plastic envelopes
made from Tyvek containing recovered HDPE. GSA specifies
"DuPont Tyvek or equal." USPS requires "DuPont
Tyvek." GPO requires "white spunbonded polyethylene with
the characteristics of DuPont's product no. 1073;" the title of the
solicitation, however, states" Tyvek envelopes or
similar."
(2) The Navy requests that plastic envelopes not be sent to ships
in order to minimize onboard disposal of plastic.
Part H--Miscellaneous Products
Section H-1 --Pallets Containing Recovered Wood, Plastic, or Paperboard
Preference Program: EPA recommends that, based on the recovered
materials content levels shown in Table H-1, procuring agencies



 


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