USDA Biopreferred Program
Product Category Specification Sheet
(1) Products that are used in packaging, wrappings, linings, and other similar applications.
(2) Films for which preferred procurement applies are:
Plastic Trash Bags
Biobased semi-durable film products within this designated item can compete with plastic trash bags products with recycled content. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, section 6002, the US EPA designated plastic trash bags containing recovered materials as items for which Federal agencies must give preference in their purchasing programs. The designation can be found in the Comprehensive Procurement Guideline, 40 CFR 247.16. EPA provides recovered materials content recommendations for plastic trash bags in the May 1, 1995 Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN I). The RMAN recommendations can be found at http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/procure/products.htm.
Northwest Ohio Green Products Center
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