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establish minimum content standards for use in purchasing pallets.
Table H-l .--Recommended Recovered Materials Content Levels for Pallets
Containing Recovered Wood, Plastic, or Paperboard
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Postconsumer
Material
content (%)
Product
Wooden pallets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
95-100
Plastic pallets:
100
Plastic lumber . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thermoformed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plastic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
25-50
50
Paperboard pallets . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paperboard . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Note: EPA's recommendation does not preclude a procuring agency from
purchasing pallets manufactured from another material. It simply
requires that a procuring agency, when purchasing pallets made from
wood, plastic, or paperboard, purchase these items made with recovered
materials when these items meet applicable specifications and
performance requirements.
Specifications: EPA recommends that procuring agencies use the
following specifications when procuring pallets:
(1) The Grocery Manufacturers of America issued a widely used
standard for 48 by 40-inch stringer pallets known as the "GMA spec."
A copy of this specification is available from the RCRA Hotline at l-
800-424-9346.
(2) The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association is
developing a standard through the American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) for repairable 48 by 40-inch lumber-deck pallets. Contact NWPCA
at (703) 527-7667 for current information about the availability of
this standard.
(3) U.S. Postal Service specification USPS-P-l108, "Pallet,
Nestable, Plastic, Thermoformed (Item No. 3919B)" is for thermoformed
HDPE pallets. A copy of the current version, USPS-P-1108E, is available
from the RCRA Hotline at 1-800-424-9346.
[FR Doc. 97-29733 Filed 11-12-97; 8:45 am]
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