See: comprehensive procurement guideline (CPG) program at US Environmental Protection Agency
Law: US Code (Search for Title 42, Chapter 82, Subchapter VI, Section 6962: Federal Procurement)
Regulations: US Code of Federal Regulations (Search for Title 40, Chapter I, subchapter I, Part 247: Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Products Containing Recovered Materials)
Summary: The US Environmental Protection Agency's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG), developed under the authority of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) , designate recycled-content items, and recommends practices for procuring those products by government agencies. Federal procuring agencies are required to purchase designated products with the highest recovered material content level practicable. City agencies that spend above a specified amount on a designated product must procure the recycled-content item if any of the purchase uses federal funds.
The EPA issues Recovered Materials Advisory Notices (RMANs) as part of the CPG program to provide purchasing guidance to governmental agencies and recommend recovered and postconsumer material content levels for designated items.
nyc recycled content purchasing law
usepa final guidance on environmentally preferable purchasing
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